14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Ulverstone
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Seven Mile Beach and Fortescue Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lark Distillery. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Fortescue Bay
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Discover out-of-the-way places like Freycinet National Park and Honeymoon Bay. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Coles Bay Jetty, explore the activities along Coles Bay, and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Hillwood Berry Farm. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Penny Royal Adventures and Moores Hill Estate. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Wines for Joanie (in Sidmouth), Bay of Fires Winery (in Pipers River) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, don't miss a visit to The Town Clock, and savor the flavors at Entally Estate.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Launceston are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

#Wineries, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Sidmouth, Holm Oak Vineyards, Bay of Fires Winery, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Hillwood Berry Farm & Farmgate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Penny Royal Adventures ©
Penny Royal Adventures
Bay of Fires Winery ©
Bay of Fires Winery

2
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cradle Mountain. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at King Solomans Caves, then sample the tasty concoctions at Seven Sheds Brewery, then relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mole Creek trip planner .

Getting from Launceston to Mole Creek by car takes about an hour. November in Mole Creek sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Mole Creek

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, Seven Sheds Brewery, Alum Cliffs
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Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese ©
Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 9th (Fri), hike along Kelly Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and finally get outside with Henty Dunes.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Strahan trip maker .

Traveling by car from Mole Creek to Strahan takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Strahan

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Kelly Basin
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Hogarth Falls ©
Hogarth Falls
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

1
day
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. On the 11th (Sun), experience rural life at Turners Beach Berry Patch, kick back and relax at Coles Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ulverstone online road trip planner .

Drive from Strahan to Ulverstone in 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulverstone

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Coles Beach, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Lillico Beach Conservation Area
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch

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