17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
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:  1​h 15​min
7
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
On the 13th (Sat), look for gifts at Bruny Island Honey and then take in the exciting artwork at Art at The Point Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Cape Bruny Lighthouse, then do a tasting at Bruny Island Premium Wines, and then stroll through Fluted Cape Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bruny Island tour itinerary planning website .

Sydney to Bruny Island is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Bruny Island to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Trails
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South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Bruny Island Premium Wines ©
Bruny Island Premium Wines

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Seven Mile Beach and Tahune Forest AirWalk. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and St. David's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Runnymede House, and browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Seven Mile Beach
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track, then steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site, and then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Eaglehawk Neck trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Maria Island National Park, Coal Mines Historic Site, Three Capes Track
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tasmanian Wool Centre. and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Friendly Beaches and Freycinet National Park. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

Plan trip to Coles Bay with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Tasmanian Wool Centre., Melshell Oyster Shack, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Tasmanian Wool Centre. ©
Tasmanian Wool Centre.
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, then explore the galleries of Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, and finally admire the striking features of Franklin House. On the next day, explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania, take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Glassblowers, then steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Liffey Falls.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Launceston day trip planning site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Longford, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Tasmanian Glassblowers, Liffey Falls
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Liffey Falls ©
Liffey 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. On the 26th (Fri), learn about all things military at Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum, visit a coastal fixture at The Low Head Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at George Town Watch House, and finally see the interesting displays at Bass & Flinders Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, do a tasting at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, stop by Goaty Hill Wines, then take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and finally view the masterpieces at Tamar Valley Art Shack.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our George Town trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to George Town takes an hour. In April in George Town, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rowella, Low Head, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tamar Valley Art Shack, Goaty Hill Wines
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The Low Head Lighthouse ©
The Low Head Lighthouse
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre

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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, and then see the interesting displays at Don River Railway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Reliquaire, and then explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ulverstone tour planner.

Traveling by car from George Town to Ulverstone takes 1.5 hours. In April in Ulverstone, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Devonport, Gunns Plains, Reliquaire
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Bass Strait Maritime Centre ©
Bass Strait Maritime Centre

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