18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  7​h
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Geeveston
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 10th (Mon), stop by Providore 24 and then stop by The Angel's Share.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Stanley attractions site .

Sydney to Stanley is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Stanley at 18°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones ©
Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones

4
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.
Do your shopping at Goaty Hill Wines and Design Centre Tasmania. Escape the urban bustle at The Tamar Valley and Cataract Gorge Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Deloraine Creative Studios (in Deloraine). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Tasmanian Glassblowers, and pick up some local products at Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Launceston online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September in Launceston, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Woolmers Estate, Tasmanian Glassblowers, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Deloraine Creative Studios, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
On the 16th (Sun), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, get a taste of the local shopping with Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and finally experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our St Helens trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Launceston to St Helens by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

St Marys, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery

3
nights
Coles Bay

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like East Coast Natureworld and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Visiting Friendly Beaches and Freycinet Marine Farm will get you outdoors. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bicheno
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Art Mob. Step out of Hobart to go to Port Arthur and see Port Arthur Historic Site, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Mona, enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, indulge your taste buds at Cascade Brewery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Hobart, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Richmond Gaol, Mona, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Port Arthur Historic Site
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Mona ©
Mona
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

3
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Makers on Church St and Eco Emporium. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tahune Forest AirWalk and Hartz Mountains National Park. Explore Geeveston's surroundings by going to Hartzview Vineyard (in Gardners Bay), Duck Hole Lake Walk (in Dover) and South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park).

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Geeveston visit planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Geeveston in an hour. In September in Geeveston, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geeveston

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Eco Emporium, Duck Hole Lake Walk, Hartzview Vineyard, Hartz Mountains National Park, South Cape Bay
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park

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