15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Darwin
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
St Helens
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  12​h
End: Darwin

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, then learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the St Helens online journey builder .

Darwin to St Helens is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Darwin in October, things will get much colder in St Helens: highs are around 19°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) 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
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gala Estate Vineyard and Devil's Corner Cellar Door. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Melshell Oysters (in Swansea) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Friendly Beaches, enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, and relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm.

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You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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.
Popular historic sites such as Woolmers Estate and Entally Estate are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Design Centre Tasmania and Tasmanian Glassblowers. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, don't miss a visit to The Town Clock, and learn about winemaking at Josef Chromy Cellar Door.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Launceston day trip app .

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 October, daytime highs in Launceston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Holm Oak Vineyards, Woolmers Estate, Tasmanian Glassblowers, Goaty Hill Wines
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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.
Get some historical perspective at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point. Appreciate the collections at Mona and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Epsom House (in Pontville). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, look for gifts at Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, stroll through Bellerive Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Opossum Bay Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart travel planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Hobart, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Richmond Bridge, Epsom House, Seven Mile Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

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