15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Ulverstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Orford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

1
night
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. On the 4th (Mon), examine the collection at Don River Railway, then take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon, and then stop by Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ulverstone trip tool .

Brisbane to Ulverstone is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Brisbane in May, expect Ulverstone to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Don River Railway
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Don River Railway ©
Don River Railway

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then walk around City Park.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read Launceston trip planning site .

Getting from Ulverstone to Launceston by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Launceston sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Melshell Oysters in Swansea (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay online trip maker .

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Baptist Chuch. On the next day, get your game on at Redbanks, then let the kids burn off some steam at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, and then experience rural life at Twamley Farm.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Orford trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Orford takes 1.5 hours. In May in Orford, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Buckland, Maria Island National Park, Redbanks
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm
Tasmanian Bushland Garden ©
Tasmanian Bushland Garden

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck to see Tasman Arch about 32 minutes away.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Orford to Port Arthur takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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 out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Raptor Refuge (in Kettering) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 15th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, savor the flavors at Cascade Brewery, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart online day trip planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Raptor Refuge, Inverawe Native Gardens, Museum of Old and New Art
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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

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