13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

4
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.
Head to Art Mob and Nutpatchfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Old and New Art and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. On the 28th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, make a trip to Constitution Dock, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hobart online itinerary planner .

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in May, with highs in Hobart at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
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 30th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip site .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

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.
Visiting Wineglass Bay Lookout and Freycinet National Park will get you outdoors. Head to Kings Fine Art Gallery and Melshell Oystersfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Bicheno to see East Coast Natureworld about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner .

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Dolphin Sands
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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 3rd (Mon), browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, look for all kinds of wild species at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then take in the exciting artwork at Suncoast Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, and finally do a tasting at Priory Ridge.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in St Helens are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

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
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

3
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.
Let the collections at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Design Centre Tasmania capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Platypus House. Venture out of the city with trips to Rowella (Iron Pot Bay Vineyard & Holm Oak Vineyards), Loira Vines (in Sidmouth) and Seahorse World (in Beauty Point). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, stop by Goaty Hill Wines, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and indulge your taste buds at Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip maker app .

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Launceston are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rowella, Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Loira Vines, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery ©

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