14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mona and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Long Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, stop by Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read our Hobart online sightseeing planner .

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in January, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island, Bellerive Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Woolmers Estate and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Step out of the city life by going to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Lilydale Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Coles Beach (in Devonport) and Tamar Valley Art Shack (in Clarence Point). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Bridestowe Lavender Estate, and tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary website .

Drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tamar Valley Art Shack, Woolmers Estate, Coles Beach, Bridestowe Lavender Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): stop by The Shop in the Bush, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then identify plant and animal life at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the St Helens trip itinerary maker app .

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 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors 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
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty. Visit Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, explore the activities along Coles Bay, experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip builder app .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Spiky Bridge, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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