17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seven Mile Beach and St. David's Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard, admire the striking features of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Hobart visit planning site .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, Hobart is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Fortescue Bay, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then trek along Waterfall Bay, and finally explore the activities along Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate, contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and finally pause for some photo ops at Dog Line.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Eaglehawk Neck day trip planning website .

Getting from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Eaglehawk Neck can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Taranna, Port Arthur Historic Site, Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Friendly Beaches and Devil's Corner Cellar Door. Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Craigie Knowe Vineyard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout and stroll through Wineglass Bay.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Coles Bay using our trip planner.

Drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Craigie Knowe Vineyard, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then take in the exciting artwork at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls. On the next day, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, do a tasting at Moores Hill Estate, then learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, and finally steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Launceston route app .

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. May in Launceston sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Moores Hill Estate, Holm Oak Vineyards, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards

2
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, then explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, and then wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Alum Cliffs, look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Westmorland Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Mole Creek day trip planner .

Getting from Launceston to Mole Creek by car takes about an hour. In May in Mole Creek, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Alum Cliffs, Tasmania’s Town of Murals
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave

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 23rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, then Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, and then see the interesting displays at Don River Railway. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon, then do a tasting at Ghost Rock Tasmania, and then relax in the rural setting at Turners Beach Berry Patch.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ulverstone trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mole Creek to Ulverstone by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ulverstone are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Don River Railway, Ghost Rock Tasmania, Turners Beach Berry Patch
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Don River Railway ©
Don River Railway

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 25th (Sat), stop by Bruny Island Honey, then take in the exciting artwork at Art at The Point Gallery, then stroll the grounds of Bruny Island Quarantine Station, and finally don't miss a visit to The Neck. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Bruny Lighthouse, then learn about winemaking at Bruny Island Premium Wines, and then hike along Fluted Cape Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bruny Island road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Ulverstone to Bruny Island with the Route module. May in Bruny Island sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:
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The Neck ©
The Neck
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Bruny Island Premium Wines ©
Bruny Island Premium Wines

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