12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Ulverstone
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
End: Hobart

1
night
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 16th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tamar River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally do a tasting at The Pinot Shop.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Launceston trip planner .

Hobart to Launceston is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Launceston are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longford
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve

1
night
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls, then experience rural life at Turners Beach Berry Patch, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ulverstone trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Launceston to Ulverstone in 1.5 hours. December in Ulverstone sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Wings Wildlife Park, Turners Beach Berry Patch
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch
Preston Falls ©
Preston Falls

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Melshell Oysters and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Gala Estate Vineyard. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Coles Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay tour planner.

You can drive from Ulverstone to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

3
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Take a break from the city and head to Fortescue Bay and Three Capes Track. Your inner history buff will appreciate Coal Mines Historic Site and Port Arthur Historic Site.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Maria Island National Park, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seven Mile Beach and Tahune Forest AirWalk. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of North Hobart, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Tahune Forest AirWalk, St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Seven Mile Beach
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

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