15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
1
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, then cruise along Boat Harbour Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Stanley travel planner .

Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect Stanley to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trips

Wynyard, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

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 18th (Sun), examine the collection at "Wee Georgie Wood", look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff. On the next day, hike along The Overland Track and then trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mole Creek.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

2
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. On the 20th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Alum Cliffs, Head underground at Marakoopa Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of King Solomans Caves. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, then identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take a peaceful walk through Westmorland Falls.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mole Creek route planner .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Mole Creek by car takes about 2.5 hours. November in Mole Creek sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Alum Cliffs, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Tamar Valley and Tamar Island Wetlands. Visit Woolmers Estate and Entally Estate for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, pick up some local products at Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and do a tasting at The Pinot Shop.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Mole Creek to Launceston takes an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Woolmers Estate, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
On the 25th (Sun), browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our St Helens online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Freycinet National Park. Get in touch with nature at East Coast Natureworld and Freycinet Marine Farm. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay travel tool .

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Fern Tree, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, then snap pictures at Tasman Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of Constitution Dock. On your second day here, gain insight at Salamanca Arts Centre, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then steep yourself in history at Richmond Gaol, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hobart day trip website .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Fern Tree
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Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Salamanca Arts Centre ©
Salamanca Arts Centre
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

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