14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Get some historical perspective at Cape Raoul and St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. Step out of the city life by going to South Cape Bay and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Tessellated Pavement (in Eaglehawk Neck), Raptor Refuge (in Kettering) and Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell). There's lots more to do: stroll through Seven Mile Beach, explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Inverawe Native Gardens, and look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co..

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary maker site .

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in August, things will get little chillier in Hobart: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach, Raptor Refuge, Maria Island National Park, Nonesuch Distillery
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Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

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 21st (Wed): admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally do a tasting at Priory Ridge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens trip planner.

Getting from Hobart to St Helens by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in St Helens are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to 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

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay day trip site .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Craigie Knowe Vineyard
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania and then admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor the flavors at Entally House, steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Narawntapu National Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. August in Launceston sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Narawntapu National Park, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 27th (Tue), examine the collection at Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site and then look for all kinds of wild species at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hellyer Gorge, then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Westmorland Falls.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, Westmorland Falls, Hellyer Gorge, Kenworthys Stamper Mill, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
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Hellyer Gorge ©
Hellyer Gorge
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site ©

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