15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  13​h
1
King Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
2
Ulverstone
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mole Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Auckland

1
night
King Island

King Island ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Cape Wickham Lighthouse, enjoy the sea views from Cape Wickham Links, then look for gifts at King Island Dairy, and finally make a trip to Currie Lighthouse. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at King Island Rambles, explore the galleries of King Island Cultural Centre, then explore by horseback at King Island Trail Rides, and finally view the masterpieces at King Island Kelp Craft.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our King Island road trip app .

Auckland, New Zealand to King Island is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in King Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles
Cape Wickham Lighthouse ©
Cape Wickham Lighthouse
Currie Lighthouse ©
Currie Lighthouse

1
day
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, then explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon, and then see the interesting displays at Don River Railway.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ulverstone road trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from King Island to Ulverstone. In May in Ulverstone, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Don River Railway, Wings Wildlife Park
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Don River Railway ©
Don River Railway

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 4th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally make a trip to The Big Tasmanian Devil.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mole Creek day trip tool .

Getting from Ulverstone to Mole Creek by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mole Creek are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave

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 5th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, then admire the sheer force of Liffey Falls, then look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Mole Creek to Launceston in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Launceston are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Goaty Hill Wines, Liffey Falls
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Coles Bay trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
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.
Visit Port Arthur Historic Site and Coal Mines Historic Site for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maria Island National Park and Tessellated Pavement.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site, Maria Island National Park, Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

3
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.
On the 12th (Sun), pick up some local products at Farm Gate Market, stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate the long history of Runnymede House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart sightseeing tool .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, The Wicked Cheese Co.
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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