5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Coles Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Clarence
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Sydney

1
day
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 20th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Launceston day trip planning site .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In December, Launceston is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve

1
day
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Coles Bay is an Australian town on the east Coast of Tasmania 192 km north-east of Hobart and 209 km south-east of Launceston, being the main entrance point for visitors to the Freycinet National Park.It has a population of about 470 people including the surrounding area, but a large number of tourists visit the area for its scenery and outdoor activities, which include hiking, biking, fishing, boating and Sea kayaking.The town is on the northern end of Great Oyster Bay with stunning views of the red and pink granite peaks known as The Hazards, on the Freycinet Peninsula. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Clarence.

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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

3
days
Clarence

Clarence ©
Enjoy a peaceful and exciting vacation in Clarence, Tasmania's second biggest city.
Bring the kids along to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Visit Port Arthur Historic Site and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site for their historical value. Take a break from Clarence with a short trip to Mount Wellington in Hobart, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Battery Point, see the interesting displays at MONA, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Clarence trip website .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Clarence takes 2.5 hours. In December in Clarence, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Clarence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hobart, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, MONA, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Port Arthur Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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