Day 05 - Freycinet National Park to Launceston (167 km)
Travel north through Coles Bay and Bicheno. You can either take the coast road from Chain of Lagoons to Falmouth, or the inland road via St Marys and Elephant Pass, where you can stop for delicious pancakes. Then continue north to St Helens, perhaps with a detour to the beautiful Binalong Bay. Near Pyengana take a walk at St Columba Falls and buy some local gourmet cheese. Continue north to Scottsdale on the Tasman Highway and onto Launceston, Tasmania’s second largest city, nestled in the hilly country where the Tamar, North Esk and South Esk rivers meet. Only 10 minutes from the city centre is the magnificent Cataract Gorge, here almost vertical cliffs line the banks of the South Esk River as it enters the Tamar.