14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. Museum-lovers will appreciate Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. There's much more to do: stroll around City Park, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania.

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Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September, Launceston is slightly colder than Melbourne - with highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Woolmers Estate, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, then view the masterpieces at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bay of Fires Conservation Area. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Chinese Heritage Mining Area, admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then take in the exciting artwork at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our St Helens travel planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. September in St Helens sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St Marys, Chinese Heritage Mining Area, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery

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 Wineglass Bay Lookout and Freycinet National Park. Visit Friendly Beaches and Coles Bay Jetty for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay.

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

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Coles Bay Jetty, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Port Arthur Historic Site and Australian Convict Sites. Step out of the city life by going to Three Capes Track and Lime Bay State Reserve.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Old and New Art and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kingston Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hobart attractions planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Hobart are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Kingston Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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