14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  6​h
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

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 outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Opossum Bay Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Port Arthur Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Mona, stroll through Kingston Beach, browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in January, things will get little chillier in Hobart: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Opossum Bay Beach, Port Arthur Historic Site, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Seven Mile Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Gala Estate Vineyard. Popular historic sites such as Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Swansea (Melshell Oysters & Kate's Berry Farm). The adventure continues: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Swansea, Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Woolmers Estate and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Coles Beach (in Devonport) and Tamar Valley Art Shack (in Clarence Point). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, and stop by Bridestowe Lavender Estate.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coles Beach, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Platypus House, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamar Valley Art Shack
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read St Helens online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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