14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Design Centre Tasmania and ONTRAK Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bridestowe Lavender Estate and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and The Working Art Space and Gallery (in Sheffield). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, and stroll around City Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston day trip planning tool .

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Brisbane, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Launceston, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Sheffield, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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 3rd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, take in the exciting artwork at Suncoast Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read St Helens online day trip planner .

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in St Helens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Wildlife 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

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Wineglass Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Freycinet National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Friendly Beaches, and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Dolphin Sands
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Port Arthur Historic Site and Museum of Old and New Art. Visiting Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Port Arthur to see Lime Bay State Reserve about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, deepen your understanding at Salamanca Arts Centre, and take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Hobart vacation builder website .

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Museum of Old and New Art
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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