10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary planning tool .

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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: highs in Launceston hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Entally House ©
Entally House

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, look for gifts at The Shop in the Bush, and then play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the St Helens itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Golf Beaches

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Wineglass Bay Lookout and Freycinet National Park. Relax by the water at Friendly Beaches and Honeymoon Bay. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay sightseeing planner.

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Mona, then kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, then head off the coast to Macquarie Island, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hobart attractions planning site .

Drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
On the 23rd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site, and then stroll through Three Capes Track. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Model Prison and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Model Prison, Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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