Hobart to Launceston travel itinerary

Experience Tasmania's fine cities and iconic wilderness with this 9-day itinerary which takes you from Hobart to Launceston, visiting Cradle Mountain, Strahan and Devonport in between.

9 Nights Tas Itinerary

Day 1-3

Start your journey in the city of Hobart. Explore Salamanca Place, a creative hive of galleries, pubs, eateries and host to the Salamanca Market each Saturday. Visitors are flocking to the world-renowned MONA gallery, the largest private art collection in the world. Port Arthur Historic site is only a 90 minute drive away. There is so much to explore in and around Hobart that we recommend at least a three night stay.

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Day 4

Situated in Macquarie Harbour, the little fishing village of Strahan is still very much in touch with its convict heritage. There are guided day tours to Sarah Island and the play ‘The Ship that Never Was’, the longest running play in Australia is performed every night in the Strahan Visitor Centre. Well worth at least a one night stay.

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Day 5-6

The experience of Tasmania just wouldn’t be complete without spending time in one of the best known tourist attractions, the World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair National Park. With plenty of hiking, fauna and flora including the infamous Tasmanian Devil, this is not one to be missed. We recommend spending at least two nights here.

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Day 7

Devonport is located at the centre of Tasmania’s North Coast, facing onto Bass Strait. The town has a strong sense of history, particularly in the Tiagarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Museum. The museum is home to more than 2000 Aboriginal artefacts. If you are after a bit of indulgence, stop in at the House of Anvers for a total chocolate experience! We recommend at least one night in Devonport.

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Day 8-9

After soaking up the history of Devonport, travel south-east to Hadspen. Located only 10 minutes from Launceston, Hadspen is a small village in a region rich with heritage homes, museums, art galleries, vineyards and agricultural land. There is so much to see and do around Launceston. Head to Cataract George for a day of family fun or for the more adventurous, abseiling and hang gliding. We would recommend at least two nights in Launceston.

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