【Australia Travel Blog 】10 Days Self-Drive Tasmania & Victoria

10 Days Itinerary Australia Tasmania Mornington

I always wanted travel to Tasmania for its clean air, isolated geography location, rich history,  fresh produce and of course, Tasmanian wines.

Tasmania, also known as “Tassie” for locals, is a southern island state of Australia. It is a big island (68,401 km2 ) with lots of wild lives and untouched landscapes. We spent 8 days in Tasmania just enough to cover north, east coast and south. West coast is more rugged covering by Tassie’s stunning national parks and convicts heritage.

Weather in Tasmania is cooler than the mainland Australia due to its southerly location. It is the closest state of Australia to the Antarctic.

A few fun facts about Tasmania
  1. Supposedly, Holland is the “home of Tulips” but Holland imports tulips bulbs from Tasmania
  2. Tasmania has the world’s cleanest air
  3. At least 1/5 of Tasmania is world heritage area
  4. The “Tasmanian devil” is only found in Tasmania and is the world’s largest surviving carnivorous marsupial.
  5. Tasmania has over 2000km of walking tracks and 18 national parks

8 Days Self-Driving Itinerary in Tasmania

10 days itinerary Tasmania Launceston East Coast hobart
10 Days Tasmania Itinerary – from Launceston to Coles Bay, to Hobart
North Tasmania – Launceston  (stay 2 nights)

3 Days in Launceston Pinterest

Day 1
  • fly in, rent a car, buy a local sim card
  • check in to Airbnb at Grindelwald
  • Explore the town
  • Dinner at Launceston Seaport with marina view
Day 2
  • Bridestowe Lavender Estate  💐
  • Pipers Brook and Janz vineyard 🍷
  • Lunch at Bay of Fire/House of Arras (Best Sparkling of Tasmania) 🥂
  • BBQ dinner at Airbnb
Day 3
  • Grindelwald Swiss Village
  • Lunch at Josef Chromy Cellar Door Restaurant (One of the best lunch spot in Launceston)
  • The Cataract Gorge (Scenic Chairlift)
  • 🚗2 hours drive to East Coast, Tasmania
  • Fine dining at The Bay Restaurant (Freycinet Lodge)
East Coast Tasmania, Coles Bay (stay 2 nights)Edge of the bay coles bay tasmania freycinet
Day 4
  • Hiking to Wineglass Bay Lookout
  • Fresh seafood lunch at Freycinet Marine Farm
  • Wine tasting and wine cellars visit (Devil’s Corner, Milton, Freycinet Vineyard)
  • Dinner at The Edge Restaurant (Edge Of The Bay Resort)
South Tasmania, Hobart (stay 4 nights)

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Day 5
  • 🚗  2.5 hours drive to Hobart
  • Salamanca Market ( Open on Saturday 8.30am-3pm only)
  • Mount Wellington
  • Steak dinner at Ball and Chain Restaurant
— Day Trip to Bruny Island 
Day 6
  • Car ferry
  • Cape Bruny Lighthouse
  • The Neck Lookout
Day 7
  • MONA Museum
Day 8   – Wine & Whisky Tasting Day
  • Winery visit
  • Derwent River Estate
  • Pooley Wine
  • Lunch at Frog Creek vineyard restaurant
  • Whiskey tasting at Sullivan’s Cove
Day 9
  • Flying to Melbourne

Have 3 More Days To Spare?

Morning Peninsular, Victoria (stay 3 nights)
Day 9
  • Rent a car and drive to Mornington Peninsular
  • Lunch
  • Safety Beach
Mornington peninsular safety beach bath box
The colourful bathing boxes of Safety Beach
Day 10  (Wine and dine day)

Wine tasting at:

  • Polperro
  • 10 minutes by Tractor
  • Lunch at Yabby Lake
  • Port Philip Estate

Mornington Port Philip Estate Pinot Noir Balnarring

Day 11
  • Drive to Melbourne
  • Flight back to Singapore

Travel Expenses For 10 Days Trip

Transport $3,979.62 (2 person)

  • Flight:  Singapore – Melbourne – Singapore (Jetstar Business Class) $ 1,408.66 SGD per person
  • Flight: Melbourne – Launceston – Melbourne (Jetstar Economy Class) $209.15 per person
  • Car Rental: 10 days in Tasmania $493
  • Car Rental: 3 days in Mornington Peninsular $251

Accommodation 12 nights = $3,408.78 

  • 3N Launceston (Airbnb with beautiful view) $172 / night
  • 2N Coles Bay -Edge Of The Bay Resort $416/ night
  • 2N Hobart – Bellerive House (luxury bnb with Mt Wellington view) $293/ night
  • 2N Hobart – Airbnb overlooking Sandy Bay $155/night
  • 3N Mornington Peninsular – Polperro Vineyard Villa $388/night

Food & Drinks $1,800 (2 person)

  • Cheap eats like fast food –  from AUD 6
  • Normal eats at restaurants – from AUD 10-20 / person
  • Fancy dining (a nice steak) – from AUD 30/ person
  • Average wine retail price (for a decent bottle) – AUD 20-60 per bottle
  • Wine Tasting fees – from AUD 5 per tasting flight (fee is waived if purchase a bottle)

Video – Highlights of the trip


Read more about the trip

【Part 1】3 days in Launceston (Lavender Farm, Cataract Gorge, Best Sparkling Wines)

【Part 2】East Coast Tasmania (Wineglass Bay hiking, Wine Tasting)

【Part 3】Hobart 4 days (MONA Museum, Bruny Island, Wine Tasting)

【Part 4】Wine and Whisky Tasting – Hobart Day Trip

【Part 5】Bruny Island – Hobart Day Trip

Wine Tasting Trip at Tamar Valley, Tasmania 



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