16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Bruny Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
George Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Canberra

1
night
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stop by Bruny Island Honey, explore and take pictures at Bruny Island Quarantine Station, and then take in the exciting artwork at Art at The Point Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bruny Island online route planner .

Canberra to Bruny Island is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. While traveling from Canberra, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bruny Island, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites
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Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration ©
Bruny Island Premium Wines ©
Bruny Island Premium Wines
Bruny Island Quarantine Station ©
Bruny Island Quarantine Station

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.
Get in touch with nature at Seven Mile Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Puddleduck Vineyard and The Sensory Tasmania. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, and admire the striking features of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hobart route planning app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

1
night
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
On the 24th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and finally hike along Waterfall Bay.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Gala Estate Vineyard. You'll get in some beach time at Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Cranbrook to see Spring Vale Wines about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Wineglass Bay, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Coles Bay visit planning site .

Getting from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Freycinet
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Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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.
On the 28th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania, indulge your taste buds at Entally Estate, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, see the interesting displays at Launceston Tramway Museum, learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, then admire the landmark architecture of Franklin House, and finally steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Launceston travel website .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Launceston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
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Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door ©
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls

2
nights
George Town

George Town ©
George Town is a large town in north-east Tasmania, on the eastern bank of the mouth of the Tamar River. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): learn about all things military at Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum, then do a tasting at Delamere Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Bay of Fires Winery, and finally see the interesting displays at Bass & Flinders Centre. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Moores Hill Estate, look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, and finally learn about winemaking at Wines for Joanie.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the George Town trip maker .

You can drive from Launceston to George Town in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in George Town

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rowella, Sidmouth, Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum, Delamere Vineyards, Bay of Fires Winery
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Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard ©
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 1st (Fri), stop by Wilderness Woodworks, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then kick back and relax at Ocean Beach. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, get outside with Henty Dunes, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Spion Kopf Lookout.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from George Town to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

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

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Strahan, West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Spion Kop Lookout
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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

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