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
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Ulverstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Sydney

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Seven Mile Beach and Nolan Art Gallery & School. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hobart road trip planner .

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. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Hobart to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, The Wicked Cheese Co.
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Fortescue Bay and then browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Eaglehawk Neck trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck takes 1.5 hours. In June in Eaglehawk Neck, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Maria Island National Park, Port Arthur Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Friendly Beaches and Devil's Corner Cellar Door. There's still lots to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip builder website .

Drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tamar Island Wetlands and Franklin House. Family-friendly places like Cataract Gorge Reserve and Seahorse World will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena), Iron Pot Bay Vineyard (in Rowella) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). There's lots more to do: stroll around City Park, take in the exciting artwork at Greenoaks Gallery, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Launceston attractions planning site .

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 June in Launceston, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, Goaty Hill Wines
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands

1
night
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. On the 15th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ulverstone trip planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Ulverstone in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in June, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Devonport
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get outside with Henty Dunes, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, and then stop by Wilderness Woodworks. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Spray Tunnel and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Ulverstone to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

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

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Strahan, Frenchmans Cap, Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, Spray Tunnel
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Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes
Spray Tunnel ©
Spray Tunnel

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