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
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Raptor Refuge and Seven Mile Beach. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tahune Forest AirWalk. Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur). There's much more to do: wander the streets of North Hobart, kick back and relax at Kingston Beach, browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co..

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary builder .

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. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Seven Mile Beach, Three Capes Track, Kingston Beach
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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 ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Waterfall Bay, head outdoors with Tasman Arch, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Fortescue Bay.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck attractions planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck in 1.5 hours. In September in Eaglehawk Neck, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Honeymoon Bay and Wineglass Bay. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Tasmanian Wool Centre. (in Ross), Melshell Oysters (in Swansea) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Dolphin Sands, Freycinet, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Freycinet Vineyards
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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

4
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 Lilydale Falls. Get outdoors at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Mole Creek Caves. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Barnbougle Dunes (in Bridport) and Marakoopa Cave (in Mole Creek). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Tamar River, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll around City Park, and do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary planner.

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 September in Launceston, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Holm Oak Vineyards, Barnbougle Dunes, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
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. On the 29th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, identify plant and animal life at Fern Glade Reserve, and then explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Southern Wild Distillery, wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, and finally admire the sheer force of Preston Falls.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Ulverstone trip planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Ulverstone takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Tasmania’s Town of Murals, Fern Glade Reserve, Southern Wild Distillery
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Preston Falls ©
Preston Falls

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