16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sheffield
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seahorse World and Platypus House. Take a break from Launceston with a short trip to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre in Beaconsfield, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and learn about winemaking at The Pinot Shop.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Launceston travel route app .

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Brisbane in December, plan for little chillier days in Launceston, with highs around 25°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Sheffield.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

3
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield ©
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Attractions like Devils @ Cradle and Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Cradle Mountain and Makers Workshop. Change things up with these side-trips from Sheffield: Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh) and Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sheffield day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Sheffield takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Sheffield can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Makers Workshop, Alum Cliffs, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage, look for gifts at Providore 24, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Stanley trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Sheffield to Stanley in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Stanley are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

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 Devil Unzoo and Zoodoo Zoo. Explore hidden gems such as Tahune Forest AirWalk and Cascade Brewery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and Remarkable Cave (in Port Arthur). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, get great views at Mount Nelson Lookout, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Stanley to Hobart in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Russell Falls, Zoodoo Zoo, Remarkable Cave, Tahune Forest AirWalk
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Zoodoo Zoo ©
Zoodoo Zoo
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, then take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, then relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, and finally make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bicheno trip planning app .

You can drive from Hobart to Bicheno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Bicheno sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Coles Bay, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

2
nights
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 6th (Sun): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read our St Helens travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bicheno to St Helens in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

St Marys, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Pyengana Dairy
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

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