15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 4 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
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

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 some historical perspective at Cape Raoul and Port Arthur Historic Site. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Coal Mines Historic Site and St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Woodbridge Art and Craft Gallery (in Woodbridge), Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). Spend the 15th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Hobart Full Gospel Central Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip app .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, Hobart is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Coal Mines Historic Site, St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Woodbridge Art and Craft Gallery
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:
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Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park and then admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Fortescue Bay, get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and then get outside with Tasman Arch.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Eaglehawk Neck trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck takes 1.5 hours. October in Eaglehawk Neck sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Friendly Beaches and Tasmanian Wool Centre.. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Gala Estate Vineyard. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Melshell Oysters (in Swansea) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout and learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Melshell Oyster Shack, Tasmanian Wool Centre., Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and then admire the sheer force of Liffey Falls. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, then do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, then identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, and finally admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip maker site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Platypus House, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Holm Oak Vineyards, Liffey Falls, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
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Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands

3
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Get a sense of the local culture at Table Cape Lighthouse Experience and Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre. Step out of the city life by going to Leven Canyon and Wings Wildlife Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ulverstone: Fern Glade Reserve (in Burnie), Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Dove Lake Circuit & Marion's Lookout Walk) and Mole Creek Caves (in Mole Creek). The adventure continues: browse for treasures at Antique Emporium.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ulverstone online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Ulverstone takes 1.5 hours. In October in Ulverstone, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Wynyard, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Mole Creek Caves, Fern Glade Reserve, Wings Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
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Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

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