11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Taipei
+2
train + subway + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Devonport
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Arthur
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h 30​min
End: Taipei

1
night
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.
On the 31st (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Mona, then get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart attractions planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Hobart is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Taipei to Hobart is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Taipei in January: highs in Hobart hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Devonport.

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
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

1
night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll through The Tasmanian Arboretum, then identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area, then savor a hot drink at Turners Beach Berry Patch, and finally stroll through Coles Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Devonport day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Hobart to Devonport in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In February in Devonport, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Turners Beach Berry Patch
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
The Tasmanian Arboretum ©
The Tasmanian Arboretum
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch

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.
On the 3rd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, then contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and finally try your luck at Country Club Tasmania Casino. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Old Umbrella Shop, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Devonport to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to 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
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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.
On the 5th (Tue), shop like a local with Suncoast Gallery, relax in the rural setting at Eureka Farm, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then look for gifts at The Shop in the Bush, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our St Helens attractions planner.

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Eureka Farm, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Eureka Farm ©
Eureka Farm

2
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.
On the 6th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, tour the pleasant surroundings at Friendly Beaches, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Bay Jetty, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Waubs Bay Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, then kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:
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Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then hike along Three Capes Track, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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