17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Burnie
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seven Mile Beach and North Hobart. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Tahune Forest AirWalk in Geeveston, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hobart online route maker .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
On the 18th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. Keep things going the next day: hike along Waterfall Bay, then head outdoors with Tasman Arch, and then kick back and relax at Fortescue Bay.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Eaglehawk Neck trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Eaglehawk Neck can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

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.
Get outdoors at Wineglass Bay and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Friendly Beaches and Gala Estate Vineyard. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip tool .

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Melshell Oyster Shack, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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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 23rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, then contemplate the long history of Entally House, and then admire the sheer force of Liffey Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, then do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Launceston day trip tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. September in Launceston sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Holm Oak Vineyards, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Liffey Falls
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Liffey Falls ©
Liffey Falls

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Get outdoors at Lake St. Clair and Dove Lake Circuit. Discover out-of-the-way places like Larmairremener tabelti and Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls. Explore Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park's surroundings by going to Derwent Bridge (Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park & King William Saddle). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle and make a trip to Barn Bluff.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner .

Getting from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Burnie.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Derwent Bridge
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

3
nights
Burnie

Burnie ©
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fern Glade Reserve and Gunns Plains Caves. Step out of the city life by going to Boat Harbour Beach and Mole Creek Caves. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Burnie: Wings Wildlife Park (in Gunns Plains), Preston Falls (in Ulverstone) and Marakoopa Cave (in Mole Creek). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon and examine the collection at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre.

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Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Burnie by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September in Burnie, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Ulverstone, Wynyard, Gunns Plains
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

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