12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Stanley
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Perth

1
day
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 17th (Mon), stop by Providore 24, stop by Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, then get a taste of the local shopping with Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Stanley tour itinerary planning tool .

Perth to Stanley is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Perth in September: high temperatures in Stanley hover around 18°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

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 18th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Design Centre Tasmania. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston vacation website .

You can drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. September in Launceston sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Goaty Hill Wines, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

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 20th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Suncoast Gallery, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then stop by The Shop in the Bush, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read St Helens trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Launceston to St Helens by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

4
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 East Coast Natureworld and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Friendly Beaches and Honeymoon Bay. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary builder .

Drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Port Arthur Historic Site. Get some historical perspective at Cascade Brewery and Constitution Dock. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach and browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart online travel planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Arthur Historic Site, Seven Mile Beach, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

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