15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Townsville
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Townsville

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 3rd (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hobart itinerary maker website .

Townsville to Hobart is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Townsville in December: highs in Hobart hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island
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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

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 7th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then hike along Three Capes Track.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Arthur trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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 find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Swansea (Melshell Oysters & Spiky Bridge) and Three Thumbs Lookout (in Orford). Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay Lookout, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park.

Make your Coles Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Three Thumbs Lookout, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Melshell Oyster Shack, Spiky Bridge, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

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 out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Launceston travel route planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Launceston sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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