13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  10​h
1
King Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Ulverstone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

1
night
King Island

King Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Wickham Lighthouse, then explore and take pictures at Cape Wickham Links, and then visit a coastal fixture at Currie Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at King Island Rambles, take in the exciting artwork at King Island Kelp Craft, explore by horseback at King Island Trail Rides, then take in the exciting artwork at King Island Cultural Centre, and finally look for gifts at Isle Inspired.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the King Island trip itinerary planning website .

Brisbane to King Island is an approximately 10-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in King Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles
Cape Wickham Lighthouse ©
Cape Wickham Lighthouse
Currie Lighthouse ©
Currie Lighthouse

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. On the 1st (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, then Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, and then identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon, browse for treasures at Reliquaire, then take an in-depth tour of Bass Strait Maritime Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at Don River Railway.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ulverstone journey site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from King Island to Ulverstone. In July in Ulverstone, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Devonport, Gunns Plains, Reliquaire
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Bass Strait Maritime Centre ©
Bass Strait Maritime Centre

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 3rd (Wed), view the masterpieces at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, then look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines, and finally view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Liffey Falls, contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Launceston online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. July in Launceston sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Liffey Falls, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Goaty Hill Wines, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, take in the exciting artwork at Kings Fine Art Gallery, then stroll through Friendly Beaches, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kings Fine Art Gallery, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, get outside with Tasman Arch, then steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Dog Line, take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Government Cottage.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur driving holiday planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Tasman Arch ©
Tasman Arch

2
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.
On the 9th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, stroll through Seven Mile Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally stop by The Wicked Cheese Co.. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hobart journey planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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