Aerial view of Hobart and the River Derwent
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Aerial of Hobart City in Tasmania
Sailing boats at dusk in Launceston
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Drive Times from Hobart

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Drive Times from Hobart

Tasmania is an easy place in which to drive, but distances can be deceptive. Everything looks close on the map of Tasmania, but you should work out driving times carefully to arrive on time.

Hobart to Launceston Via Midlands – A1 – 2 hours, 20 minutes.
National Penny Farthing Championships and Evandale Village Fair, Tasmania, AustraliaIt is worth leaving the A1 to visit the towns of Oatlands and Ross for a touch of history. At Perth, look for the signs to Launceston Airport and Evandale. Evandale is a fine example of a Tasmanian Colonial township.

Hobart to Port Arthur Via Eaglehawk Neck – A9 – 1 hour, 15 minutes.
Pass the Airport and head for Sorell. turn onto the A9. Stop at the Eaglehawk Neck Lookout before descending to Pirates Bay. It is on the left as an alternative route. Lufra Hotel at Eaglehawk Neck is great to stay – also has a great bar and dining room with views. Well worth it.

Hobart to Strahan Via the Derwent Valley and Queenstown – A10 – 6 hours.
Allow a full day if you want to drive right through. Follow the Derwent River all the way to its source at Derwent Bridge. The Derwent Bridge Hotel is an excellent place for lunch. Great country pub.

Hobart to Freycinet Via Orford and Swansea – A3 – 2 hours, 15 minutes.

On the Nine Mile Beach near Swansea with the Freycinet National Park in the distance - Tasmania, AustraliaFollow the A3 to Sorell, then right to the East coast. After you hit the coast at Orford, it is splendid ocean scenery all the way to Freycinet.

Hobart to Cradle Mountain Via Midlands – A1 – 5 hours.
Head north from Hobart on the A1, Heritage Highway. It is a longer drive than it looks. Allow a full day and stop off in Ross, Longford and Sheffield.

Launceston to Hobart Via Midlands – A1 – 2 hours, 20 minutes.
At Breadalbane, look for the signs to Launceston Airport and Evandale. Evandale is a fine example of a Tasmanian Colonial township. Then keep going south and cut back to rejoin the Heritage Highway at Nile. It is worth leaving the A1 to visit the towns of Ross and Oatlands for a touch of history.

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