13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
St Helens
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
day
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 7th (Fri), browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our St Helens trip itinerary planning app .

Singapore, Singapore to St Helens is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect nights in St Helens to be colder, around 10°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty. Step out of the city life by going to Friendly Beaches and Honeymoon Bay. Change things up with a short trip to Melshell Oysters in Swansea (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Maria Island National Park. Family-friendly places like Seven Mile Beach and Long Beach will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart day trip planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Opossum Bay Beach, Seven Mile Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

1
night
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
On the 15th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Tarraleah Falls.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tarraleah trip builder site .

You can drive from Hobart to Tarraleah in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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Tarraleah Falls ©
Tarraleah Falls
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tasmania Zoo, and then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip planner .

Drive from Tarraleah to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Holm Oak Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards

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