12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Mole Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary builder .

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Brisbane in January, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Launceston: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Holm Oak Vineyards, Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve

3
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Visiting Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Devils @ Cradle will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cradle Mountain and Mole Creek Caves. Explore Mole Creek's surroundings by going to Turners Beach Berry Patch (in Turners Beach) and Coles Beach (in Devonport). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, hike along Westmorland Falls, and get great views at Alum Cliffs.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mole Creek itinerary builder site .

Drive from Launceston to Mole Creek in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Mole Creek

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Alum Cliffs, Coles Beach
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Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): look for gifts at The Shop in the Bush, admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our St Helens trip builder tool .

Getting from Mole Creek to St Helens by car takes about 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in St Helens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

3
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Freycinet National Park and Freycinet Marine Farm. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Coles Bay Jetty will get you outdoors. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout and enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

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Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, kick back and relax at Okines Beach, then stroll through Roches Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, then kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach, then kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Kingston Beach, Opossum Bay Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Opossum Bay Beach ©
Opossum Bay Beach
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

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