16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Canberra

2
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. On the 15th (Sun), look for gifts at Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Cradle Mountain and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ulverstone trip maker app .

Canberra to Ulverstone is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. September in Ulverstone sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seahorse World (in Beauty Point), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, get a sense of history and politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Launceston road trip site .

You can drive from Ulverstone to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Delamere Vineyards, Woolmers Estate, Seahorse World, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Four Corners of Ross (in Ross) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). There's lots more to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and make a trip to Mt Amos Climb.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay online trip itinerary planner .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Four Corners of Ross, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Arthur side-trips: Eaglehawk Neck (Fossil Bay Lookout & Waterfall Bay). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site, head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, and steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip planning site .

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

4
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.
Hobart is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For reviews and more tourist information, use the Hobart travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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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

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