14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Toowoomba
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Toowoomba

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.
Hobart is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner .

Toowoomba to Hobart is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Toowoomba in January, with highs in Hobart at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, then trek along Three Capes Track, and then explore the activities along Stewarts Bay.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur online travel planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

2
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.
On the 18th (Sat), trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, and then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oyster Shack, then do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, and finally make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Melshell Oyster Shack, Bicheno Blowhole
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
On the 20th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at St Helens Point Conservation Area, enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Halls Falls.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a St Helens trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Halls Falls
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and finally view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then stroll around City Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston visit planner.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Platypus House
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ulverstone: Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land), Devils Gate Dam (in Barrington) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, & more). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves and admire the sheer force of Preston Falls.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ulverstone online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Ulverstone takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ulverstone are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Gunns Plains Caves, Devils Gate Dam, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

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