16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
1
Strahan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Strahan

Strahan
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Change things up with these side-trips from Strahan: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, Dove Lake Circuit, & more) and Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan). There's more to do: examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Strahan trip itinerary planner .

Melbourne to Strahan is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Zeehan Rock Shop
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

4
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.
Attractions like Seahorse World and Penny Royal Adventures make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: 3 Willows Vineyard (in Meander), Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Launceston road trip planner .

You can drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Launceston sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Beauty Point, Alum Cliffs, 3 Willows Vineyard, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

4
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Cooks Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Melshell Oysters in Swansea (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, stroll through Wineglass Bay, and take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin Sands, Freycinet, Bicheno Blowhole
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Roches Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Zoodoo Zoo (in Richmond) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 27th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Roches Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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