15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  2​h
1
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Swansea
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 1 day
Fly:  5​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.
Salamanca Market has been added to your itinerary. Step out of Hobart to go to Richmond and see Zoodoo Zoo, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, sample the fine beverages at Lark Distillery, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, Hobart is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to New Norfolk.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Richmond
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 4th (Tue), hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Hobart to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

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 5th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, learn about winemaking at Entally Estate, then get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and finally learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston route maker .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Launceston, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Holm Oak Vineyards, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Fri), see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, then contemplate the long history of Chinese Heritage Mining Area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the St Helens visit planner.

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bicheno.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Little Blue Lake, Chinese Heritage Mining Area, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Pyengana Dairy, Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

2
nights
Bicheno

Bicheno ©
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bicheno itinerary planner.

Getting from St Helens to Bicheno by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Bicheno can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Coles Bay, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
On the 12th (Wed), let little ones run wild at Melshell Oysters, do a tasting at Milton Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, then relax in the rural setting at Kate's Berry Farm, and finally take in the views from Spiky Bridge.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Swansea trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Bicheno to Swansea takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Swansea are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Swansea

Wineries Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Spring Vale Wines ©
Spring Vale Wines
Milton Vineyard ©
Milton Vineyard

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.
For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Swansea to Port Arthur takes 2.5 hours. December in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll set off for Hobart on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Tours
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day
Hobart

Hobart ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll through Seven Mile Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Mona, then browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip maker site .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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