18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mole Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Visit Woolmers Estate and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. When in Launceston, make a side trip to see Platypus House in Beauty Point, approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at The Pilgrim Uniting Church, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and walk around City Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Launceston itinerary planner.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in March, with highs in Launceston at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Longford, Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Dip River Forest Reserve, then make a trip to The Big Tree, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse, visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, then explore the striking landscape at Fossil Bluff, and finally cruise along Boat Harbour Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March in Stanley, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Wynyard, Mawbanna, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

3
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Dove Lake Circuit and Cradle Mountain. Venture out of the city with trips to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Devils @ Cradle & Lake St. Clair) and The Wall in the Wilderness (in Derwent Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs, explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, and admire the masterpieces at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mole Creek online travel planner .

Drive from Stanley to Mole Creek in 2.5 hours. In March in Mole Creek, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, The Wall in the Wilderness, Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum, Alum Cliffs
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at Halls Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Scamander River Golf Course, view the masterpieces at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the St Helens online trip builder .

Drive from Mole Creek to St Helens in 3 hours. In March in St Helens, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

St Marys, Scamander River Golf Course, St Columba Falls Reserve, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Halls Falls
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Wineglass Bay Lookout and Wineglass Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Freycinet National Park and East Coast Natureworld. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then trek along Three Capes Track, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, explore the activities along Fortescue Bay, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Dog Line.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Seven Mile Beach and Cooks Beach. Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hobart vacation website .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Cooks Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Richmond Bridge
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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