11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Townsville
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Townsville

2
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. On the 24th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, then identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally explore and take pictures at Alum Cliffs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, then take in the exciting artwork at The Working Art Space and Gallery, and then experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mole Creek online trip itinerary planner .

Townsville to Mole Creek is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Townsville, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Mole Creek, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sheffield, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, Alum Cliffs
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston online trip builder .

Drive from Mole Creek to Launceston in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Holm Oak Vineyards, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Platypus House
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Platypus House ©
Platypus House
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands

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 28th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Eureka Farm, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then do a tasting at Priory Ridge, and finally kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the St Helens day trip planner.

Getting from Launceston to St Helens by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Eureka Farm, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Priory Ridge ©
Priory Ridge

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Freycinet National Park and East Coast Natureworld. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Freycinet Marine Farm. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay online travel route planner .

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bicheno
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and then examine the collection at Mona.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart online tour planner .

You can 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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