15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

1
night
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Start your trip to Ulverstone by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Brisbane to Ulverstone is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: highs in Ulverstone hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Don River Railway, Gunns Plains Caves
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Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Don River Railway ©
Don River Railway
Preston Falls ©
Preston Falls

1
night
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 3rd (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Alum Cliffs, then explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, and finally admire the sheer force of Westmorland Falls.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mole Creek online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Mole Creek takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Alum Cliffs
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:
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Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

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.
On the 4th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, then steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and then contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania, see the interesting displays at Franklin House, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tamar River, and finally examine the collection at Bass & Flinders Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Mole Creek to Launceston in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Launceston are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Longford, Bass & Flinders Centre
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Friendly Beaches, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary app .

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Waubs Bay Gallery
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

3
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Coal Mines Historic Site and Cape Raoul will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Fortescue Bay and Waterfall Bay.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Eaglehawk Neck trip maker app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 3 hours. In December in Eaglehawk Neck, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:
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Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

2
nights
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 11th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Sandy Bay, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart planner .

Drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Sandy Bay ©
Sandy Bay

3
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Let the collections at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration and Art at The Point Gallery capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to South Bruny National Park and Fluted Cape Trail. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cape Bruny Lighthouse, take in the exciting artwork at Forestvale Design Centre, look for gifts at Bruny Island Honey, and examine the collection at Bruny Island History Room.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bruny Island trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Bruny Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration ©

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