15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Mole Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Adelaide


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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tahune Forest AirWalk and The Sensory Tasmania. Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. On the 10th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart online route builder .

Adelaide to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In January, Hobart is a bit cooler than Adelaide - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
On the 11th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Fossil Bay Lookout, then explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement, and then stroll through Three Capes Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Eaglehawk Neck travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck takes 1.5 hours. In January in Eaglehawk Neck, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Arthur
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site ©
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Freycinet National Park and Devil's Corner Cellar Door. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Melshell Oysters (in Swansea) and Three Thumbs Lookout (in Orford). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Three Thumbs Lookout, Melshell Oysters, Maria Island National Park, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tamar Island Wetlands and Lilydale Falls. Step out of Launceston to go to Bridport and see Barnbougle Dunes, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Tamar River, stroll through City Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Franklin House.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary planning app .

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 January in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Barnbougle Dunes
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands

1
night
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, and then take a peaceful walk through Westmorland Falls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mole Creek online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Mole Creek takes an hour. In January, daytime highs in Mole Creek are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
Westmorland Falls ©
Westmorland Falls

2
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, and then admire the sheer force of Preston Falls. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Don River Railway, browse for treasures at Antique Emporium, and then take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ulverstone itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Mole Creek to Ulverstone takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ulverstone can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Devonport, Gunns Plains
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Antique Emporium ©
Antique Emporium

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