14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Hobart
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Geeveston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Hobart

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Long Beach and Bellerive Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mona and Derwent Estate. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hobart vacation planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Hobart. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Derwent Estate, Museum of Old and New Art, Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Macquarie Island
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): do a tasting at Hartzview Vineyard, then look for gifts at Eco Emporium, and then hike along Tahune Forest AirWalk. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hartz Mountains National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Geeveston trip planner .

Drive from Hobart to Geeveston in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eco Emporium, Hartzview Vineyard, Hartz Mountains National Park
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
Hartzview Vineyard ©
Hartzview Vineyard

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.
On the 6th (Thu), make a trip to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

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You can drive from Geeveston to Port Arthur in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gala Estate Vineyard and Devil's Corner Cellar Door. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Swansea (Melshell Oysters & Spiky Bridge). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, stroll through Honeymoon Bay, and take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Melshell Oyster Shack, Spiky Bridge
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): shop like a local with Suncoast Gallery, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and finally kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our St Helens trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. September in St Helens sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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
Priory Ridge ©
Priory Ridge

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.
Head to Goaty Hill Wines and Design Centre Tasmaniafor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Holm Oak Vineyards and Josef Chromy Cellar Door. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Turners Beach Berry Patch (in Turners Beach) and Coles Beach (in Devonport). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, cast your line with a fishing tour, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and savor the flavors at Entally Estate.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner .

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In September in Launceston, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Holm Oak Vineyards, Woolmers Estate, Goaty Hill Wines, Platypus House, Coles Beach
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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