16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Woolmers Estate and Brickendon Estate. Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Entally Estate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Wines for Joanie (in Sidmouth), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Glassblowers, steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston itinerary maker .

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. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Launceston to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longford, Platypus House, Holm Oak Vineyards, Tasmanian Glassblowers, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

2
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 3rd (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, 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 striking landscape at Alum Cliffs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Melita Honey Farm, relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, then learn about winemaking at Ghost Rock Tasmania, and finally examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mole Creek travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Mole Creek takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Chudleigh, Ghost Rock Tasmania, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese
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Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

4
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Gala Estate Vineyard. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno), Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery (in St Marys) and St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Mole Creek to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, St Columba Waterfall, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

6
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Seven Mile Beach and Bellerive Beach. Port Arthur Historic Site and Salamanca Arts Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, and stop by Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Russell Falls, Seven Mile Beach, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 14:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

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