Tasmania is so diverse, it was hard to make a choice on how to spend our six days at the very far end of Australia.
If you’re into hiking, and big empty nature, you’ll probably visit the Western parts of the island with all its national parks, mountains and lakes.
We opted for a drive along the Eastern coastline. And we still skipped a number of things there. Impossible to do it all.
Here’s out itinerary with links to everything we did:
Day 1 – Hobart
It’s a quirky little town full or architecture, a bit of street art, and bars.
Day 2 – Hobart
Our first highlight of the day was visiting the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), where we spent a few hours.
For me, its one of the best museums in the world. I can’t wait to go back.
After that, we drove up to the top of Mount Wellington and enjoyed the great views over Hobart and far into Tasmania.
Day 3 – Road trip to Bicheno
We left Hobart early and drove some 200 kilometers to Bicheno, stopping on a number of little sights by the road.
Once there, we hiked up and down the mountains to Wineglass Bay…
… and ended the day enjoying the sunset at Cape Tourville.
Day 4 – Drive to St. Helens
In the afternoon, we enjoyed crawling around and over the massive orange rocks in the Bay of Fires.
It’s a beautiful sight and I really regret not packing my swimsuit!!!
Day 5 – Road trip to Launceston
After a little morning stroll over more of the orange rocks, we left St. Helens and the coast behind us.
Driving some 200 kilometers over the mountains and woods, we stopped at St. Columba Falls and took a walk through a fern tree rain forest.
We arrived in Launceston at our B&B; in time for an evening walk to Cataract Gorge.
The Touret House, our lovely heritage B&B in Launceston. To be recommended!
Day 6 – Launceston
On our final day in Tasmania, we walked discovered the historic city center of Launceston with its beautiful buildings on a 3-hour walk through the city.
After that, we left Tasmania on our plane to Melbourne, the next stop on our tour through Australia.
To be continued….