15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Launceston
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Mole Creek
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Brisbane

1
day
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 sheer force of Lilydale Falls, take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston travel itinerary planner .

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in February, with highs in Launceston at 75°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 6:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

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. On the 6th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, then enjoy the sand and surf at Denison Beach, then view the masterpieces at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, and finally examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bicheno driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Bicheno takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Bicheno are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

St Marys
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Denison Beach ©
Denison Beach

1
night
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 8th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and then look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner .

Coles Bay is very close to Bicheno. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

3
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.
On the 9th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

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You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. February in Hobart sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Gaol
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

2
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Iron Blow Lookout, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jukes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan and then explore the activities along Franklin River Nature Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Queenstown trip site .

Getting from Hobart to Queenstown by car takes about 4 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Queenstown

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Strahan, Iron Blow Lookout, West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Franklin River Nature Trail
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:
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Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Spion Kop Lookout ©
Spion Kop Lookout

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
You've now added Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Dove Lake Circuit and Hellyer Gorge. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Queenstown to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Sun).

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Hellyer Gorge
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

3
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): Head underground at Marakoopa Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, then look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally explore the galleries of Deloraine Creative Studios. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and then take a peaceful walk through Westmorland Falls.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mole Creek trip planner .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Mole Creek by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in February, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sheffield, Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, Deloraine Creative Studios, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
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Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

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