17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 45​min
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Sydney

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers.

Plan trip to St Helens with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Sydney to St Helens is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in St Helens reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bicheno.

Things to do in St Helens

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

2
nights
Bicheno

Bicheno ©
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. On the 24th (Sun), take a memorable tour with Tours and then look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bicheno tour site .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Bicheno takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Bicheno

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Freycinet National Park
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, then view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, then take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Stanley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bicheno to Stanley takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in June, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Stanley

#Parks, #Beaches, #Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Wynyard, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

2
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, then take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs, then identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and then explore the world behind art at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mole Creek visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Mole Creek takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in June, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mole Creek

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum, Alum Cliffs, Lillico Beach Conservation Area, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum ©
Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum

3
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.
Let the collections at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Platypus House and Cataract Gorge Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Longford (Woolmers Estate & Brickendon Colonial Farm Village). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Mole Creek to Launceston takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in June, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longford, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Platypus House
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

3
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.
Port Arthur Historic Site and Cascade Brewery will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Lady Franklin Gallery. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Richmond Gaol, make a trip to Constitution Dock, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and look for gifts at Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Mona, Richmond Gaol, Port Arthur Historic Site, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mona ©
Mona
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): head outdoors with Henty Dunes, get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then stop by Zeehan Rock Shop. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kelly Basin.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Hobart to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Trails

Side Trips

Strahan, Zeehan, "Wee Georgie Wood", Kelly Basin
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Kelly Basin ©
Kelly Basin
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
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"Wee Georgie Wood"

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