12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Berriedale
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Adelaide

2
nights
Berriedale

Berriedale ©
Berriedale is a suburb in the northern suburbs of Hobart, capital of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Mona and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Berriedale, use our trip itinerary maker.

Adelaide to Berriedale is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Adelaide in December: high temperatures in Berriedale hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Berriedale

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hobart, Bellerive Beach, Macquarie Island
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site and then trek along Three Capes Track.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur online trip builder .

Getting from Berriedale to Port Arthur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Visit Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Melshell Oysters and Friendly Beaches. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Bicheno and see East Coast Natureworld, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, East Coast Natureworld, Melshell Oyster Shack, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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 11th (Tue), browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, then learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip itinerary site .

Getting from Coles Bay to St Helens by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

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
Priory Ridge ©
Priory Ridge

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 12th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and then stop by Goaty Hill Wines. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, then steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, then get a taste of the local shopping with Design Centre Tasmania, and finally stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston tour itinerary maker site .

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In December in Launceston, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Holm Oak Vineyards, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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