11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

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.
Get in touch with nature at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Cataract Gorge Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as The Tamar Valley and Tamar Island Wetlands. Venture out of the city with trips to Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Mole Creek Caves (in Mole Creek) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, get great views at Alum Cliffs, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, and admire the landmark architecture of Franklin House.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston day trip website .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get a bit cooler in Launceston: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Deloraine Creative Studios, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Goaty Hill Wines, Platypus House
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Platypus House ©
Platypus 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.
On the 10th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Get outdoors at Freycinet National Park and Friendly Beaches. Discover out-of-the-way places like East Coast Natureworld and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

Before you visit Coles Bay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tahune Forest AirWalk and Seven Mile Beach. Visit Okines Beach and Bellerive Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). There's more to do: head off the coast to Maria Island National Park and contemplate the long history of Constitution Dock.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip builder site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Hobart sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Okines Beach, Maria Island National Park, Tahune Forest AirWalk
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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