16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Scottsdale
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Cygnet
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Mole Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Burnie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Devonport
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
14
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

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Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a town in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale holiday planning site .

Brisbane to Scottsdale is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In February, Scottsdale is slightly colder than Brisbane - with highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to St Helens.
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Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings ©
Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Halls Falls, admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then experience rural life at Eureka Farm, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip builder tool .

You can drive from Scottsdale to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Bicheno.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Eureka Farm, Halls Falls
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Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Eureka Farm ©
Eureka Farm

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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 1st (Fri), make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, get interesting insight from Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Denison Beach.

Before you visit Bicheno, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from St Helens to Bicheno in an hour. In February in Bicheno, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Bicheno

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Denison Beach ©
Denison Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

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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 2nd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: let little ones run wild at Melshell Oysters, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip builder .

Coles Bay is just a short distance from Bicheno. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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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 4th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Hobart online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Wildlife
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Helicopter Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): make a trip to Tessellated Pavement, pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and finally trek along Three Capes Track.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cygnet.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site ©
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

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Cygnet

Cygnet ©
Cygnet is a town in the Huon Valley, south of Huonville, Tasmania.HistoryThe Nuenonne were the original land-owning group of a large territory in South East Tasmania, including Cygnet, Hobart and Bruny Island. On the 6th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Hartzview Vineyard, sample the tasty concoctions at Pagan Cider, then look for gifts at Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate, then look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Refuge, and finally appreciate the history behind Snug Bushfire Memorial.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cygnet trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Cygnet in 2.5 hours. March in Cygnet sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Cygnet

Shopping Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Kettering, Snug Bushfire Memorial, Hartzview Vineyard
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Pagan Cider ©
Pagan Cider
Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge
Hartzview Vineyard ©
Hartzview Vineyard

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Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stroll through Ocean Beach, then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and finally head outdoors with Henty Dunes.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Strahan route planning website .

Traveling by car from Cygnet to Strahan takes 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

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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 8th (Fri): Head underground at 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 take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mole Creek holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Strahan to Mole Creek takes 3 hours. March in Mole Creek sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Alum Cliffs
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): hike along Shadow Lake Circuit Walk and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park route maker website .

You can drive from Mole Creek to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Burnie.

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

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

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Burnie

Burnie ©
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. On the 10th (Sun), let little ones run wild at Burnie Park, then admire the sheer force of Guide Falls Reserve, then take in nature's colorful creations at Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, and finally identify plant and animal life at Fern Glade Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Burnie attractions app .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Burnie in 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden ©
Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden
Guide Falls Reserve ©
Guide Falls Reserve
Burnie Park ©
Burnie Park

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Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, stop by Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Stanley trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Burnie to Stanley in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones ©
Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones

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Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
On the 12th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Tasmania’s Town of Murals, see the interesting displays at Don River Railway, and then explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Devonport trip planner .

Drive from Stanley to Devonport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tasmania’s Town of Murals, Leven Canyon
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Don River Railway ©
Don River Railway

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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 13th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then admire the landmark architecture of Franklin House, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Liffey Falls. On the next day, explore the activities along Tamar River, look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston journey planner .

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Liffey Falls
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Liffey Falls ©
Liffey Falls
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands

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