12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Lunawanna, Bruny Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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 24th (Tue), look for gifts at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, see the interesting displays at Launceston Tramway Museum, then explore the galleries of Yarns Artwork in Silk, and finally admire the masterpieces at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, examine the collection at City Park Radio Museum, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, contemplate the long history of Brickendon Estate, then contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and finally admire the striking features of Franklin House.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Launceston visit planning tool .

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Launceston at 25°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longford, Deloraine
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Yarns Artwork in Silk ©
Yarns Artwork in Silk
Launceston Tramway Museum ©
Launceston Tramway Museum

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 26th (Thu), tee off at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally explore and take pictures at St Helens Point Conservation Area.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the St Helens day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in St Helens are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Golf Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, and then learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard and then don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cranbrook
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

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 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Salamanca Arts Centre, then admire the local landmark of The Tasman Fountain, then admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, and finally contemplate the long history of Runnymede House. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, admire the landmark architecture of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, then admire the landmark architecture of Constitution Dock, and finally admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hobart online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lunawanna.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach
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Salamanca Arts Centre ©
Salamanca Arts Centre
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

2
nights
Lunawanna, Bruny Island

Lunawanna ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Bruny Island History Room, then explore the galleries of Art at The Point Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Forestvale Design Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Bruny Island Berry Farm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Queen Elizabeth, and then stop by Bruny Island Honey.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lunawanna trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Lunawanna takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Lunawanna

Museums Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Bruny Island, Alonnah, Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, Art at The Point Gallery, Bruny Island Honey
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration ©
Bruny Island Berry Farm ©
Bruny Island Berry Farm
Bruny Island Honey ©
Bruny Island Honey

2
nights
Hobart

On the 2nd (Thu), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take an in-depth tour of Narryna Heritage Museum, then wander the streets of North Hobart, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then take a stroll through Sullivans Cove.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lunawanna to Hobart takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Narryna Heritage Museum ©
Narryna Heritage Museum

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