14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Launceston
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h
4
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

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 30th (Sun): look for gifts at The Shop in the Bush and then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read St Helens road trip planning app .

Sydney to St Helens is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in St Helens at 17°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St Marys, 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
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): look for gifts at Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, get a taste of the local shopping with Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse, enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, examine the collection at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, then stop by The Angel's Share, then look for gifts at Providore 24, and finally don't miss a visit to The Big Tree.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Stanley driving holiday planner.

Getting from St Helens to Stanley by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wynyard, The Big Tree, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Entally Estate. Escape the urban bustle at Turners Beach Berry Patch and Mole Creek Caves. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Reliquaire (in Latrobe) and Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, stop by Windermere Woodcrafts, and contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Launceston online journey planner .

Drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Reliquaire, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Holm Oak Vineyards, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

2
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
On the 8th (Mon), examine the collection at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, stop by Bruny Island Chocolate Company, stop by Bruny Island Providore, then take in the exciting artwork at Art at The Point Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Forestvale Design Centre. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Cape Bruny Lighthouse, then do a tasting at Bruny Island Premium Wines, and then don't miss a visit to The Neck.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bruny Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Launceston to Bruny Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Bruny Island can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Museums Shopping Wineries
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The Neck ©
The Neck
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Bruny Island Premium Wines ©
Bruny Island Premium Wines

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.
Do your shopping at Salamanca Market and The Sensory Tasmania. Do some cultural sightseeing at Port Arthur Historic Site and Cascade Brewery. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hobart online itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Hobart are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Richmond, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Museum of Old and New Art, Port Arthur Historic Site
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

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