15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Tarraleah
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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 29th (Sat), don't miss a visit to The Town Clock, stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and then stroll through City Park. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston travel route planner .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In December, Launceston is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, shop like a local with Suncoast Gallery, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our St Helens trip site .

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

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

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty. Step out of the city life by going to Friendly Beaches and Honeymoon Bay. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Bicheno and see East Coast Natureworld, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery.

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Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 4th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park and then get great views at Three Thumbs Lookout.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Orford online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Orford are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Thumbs Lookout ©
Three Thumbs Lookout

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.
On the 5th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, trek along Three Capes Track, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Orford to Port Arthur in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

5
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.
Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Long Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Government House. Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Rocky Cape National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Mona, stroll through Bellerive Beach, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hobart road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tasmania, Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Opossum Bay Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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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
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair, then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Tarraleah Power Station Lookout. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tarraleah day trip website .

Getting from Hobart to Tarraleah by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake St. Clair, Franklin River Nature Trail, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

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