15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— Few hours
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bruny Island
— 1 night
+2
taxi + ferry + bus:  6​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip maker website .

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in January, with highs in Hobart at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bruny Island online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In January in Bruny Island, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Museums Shopping
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Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration ©
Bruny Island Honey ©
Bruny Island Honey

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.
On the 15th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites and then hike along Three Capes Track.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur journey planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Bruny Island to Port Arthur takes 6.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

3
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Dog Line and then take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Fortescue Bay, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, then hike along Waterfall Bay, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck trip planner.

Eaglehawk Neck is just a short distance from Port Arthur. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, Twamley Farm, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Redbanks, Copping Convict and Colonial Collection
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Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

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.
Relax by the water at Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Wineglass Bay. Tasmanian Wool Centre. and Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Denison Beach (in Bicheno), Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Eureka Farm (in Scamander). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, snap pictures at Ross Bridge, stroll through Honeymoon Bay, and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Tasmanian Wool Centre., Ross Bridge, Honeymoon Bay
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Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Tasmanian Wool Centre. ©
Tasmanian Wool Centre.
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

2
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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 (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, do a tasting at Moores Hill Estate, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, then see the interesting displays at Bass & Flinders Centre, and finally admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, look for all kinds of wild species at Notley Fern Gorge, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and finally browse the exhibits of Franklin House.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Notley Fern Gorge, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Bass & Flinders Centre, Holm Oak Vineyards, Moores Hill Estate
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls

2
nights
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 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs, then Head underground at King Solomans Caves, then explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, and finally take a peaceful walk through Westmorland Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at The Working Art Space and Gallery, examine the collection at Pearn's Steam World, identify plant and animal life at Llama Farma, then take in the exciting artwork at Deloraine Creative Studios, and finally admire the masterpieces at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Mole Creek trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Mole Creek takes an hour. In January in Mole Creek, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Deloraine, Albert Gallery, Alum Cliffs, Llama Farma, Pearn's Steam World
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Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
King Solomans Caves ©
King Solomans Caves
Llama Farma ©
Llama Farma

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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Narawntapu National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Bell's Parade, and then stroll through Coles Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Dip River Forest Reserve, then visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Fossil Bluff.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ulverstone online day trip planner .

You can drive from Mole Creek to Ulverstone in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ulverstone are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Devonport, Wynyard, Narawntapu National Park, Dip River Forest Reserve, Bell's Parade
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Narawntapu National Park ©
Narawntapu National Park
Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Preston Falls ©
Preston Falls

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