17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mole Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Weldborough
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Geeveston
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 19th (Wed), shop like a local with Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery and then look for gifts at The Angel's Share. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Dip River Forest Reserve, then look for gifts at Providore 24, and then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Stanley trip planner .

Adelaide to Stanley is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Adelaide in December, things will get a bit cooler in Stanley: highs are around 26°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dip River Forest Reserve, Lobster Ponds, Boat Harbour Beach
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Dip River Forest Reserve ©
Dip River Forest Reserve
Lobster Ponds ©
Lobster Ponds

3
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Devils @ Cradle and Cradle Mountain. Step out of the city life by going to Lake St. Clair and Marakoopa Cave. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and relax in the rural setting at Melita Honey Farm.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mole Creek trip planner .

You can drive from Stanley to Mole Creek in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mole Creek can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Melita Honey Farm, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese
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Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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.
Visiting The Tamar Valley and Tamar Island Wetlands will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Platypus House and Alexandra Suspension Bridge. Change things up with a short trip to Ben Lomond National Park in Ben Lomond National Park (about 1h 05 min away). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, meet the residents at Tasmania Zoo, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Mole Creek to Launceston takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Weldborough.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Platypus House
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Weldborough

Weldborough ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Falls Reserve, and finally steep yourself in history at Chinese Heritage Mining Area.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Weldborough online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Weldborough takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Weldborough can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Weldborough

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pyengana, Chinese Heritage Mining Area, St Columba Waterfall
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
St Columba Falls Reserve ©
St Columba Falls Reserve
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Freycinet National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to East Coast Natureworld and Coles Bay Jetty. Spend a day of island exploring on the 31st (Mon) at Maria Island National Park. And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and contemplate the waterfront views at Coles Bay.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay online route planner .

Traveling by car from Weldborough to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Maria Island National Park
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Tahune Forest AirWalk and Hartz Mountains National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Russell Falls and Kingston Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Bellerive Beach (in Bellerive), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Mount Wellington (in Hobart).

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Geeveston trip planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Geeveston by car takes about 3.5 hours. January in Geeveston sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Hartz Mountains National Park, Kingston Beach, Mount Wellington
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
Kingston Beach ©
Kingston Beach

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