18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Low Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Low Head

Low Head ©
Low Head is a suburb of George Town, Tasmania, on a peninsula at the mouth of the Tamar River, 5 kilometres north-west of the town centre.It is a popular snorkel and scuba diving area during much of the year, with extensive wide, unspoiled beaches.The area also has a lighthouse, beaches and a colony of little penguins (Eudyptula minor). You've now added Low Head Penguin Tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, do a tasting at Wines for Joanie, learn about winemaking at Loira Vines, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, then do a tasting at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, and finally get a dose of the wild on Low Head Penguin Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, stop by Goaty Hill Wines, then learn about winemaking at Delamere Vineyards, then do a tasting at Pipers Brook Vineyard, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mt George Lookout.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Low Head attractions planner .

Sydney to Low Head is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in Low Head reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Low Head

Wineries Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Pipers Brook, Sidmouth, Rowella, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Mt George Lookout
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Pipers Brook Vineyard ©
Pipers Brook Vineyard
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Low Head Penguin Tours ©
Low Head Penguin Tours

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gourlay's Sweet Shop, Lilydale Falls and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania. Do your shopping at Bridestowe Lavender Estate and Design Centre Tasmania. Museum-lovers will get to explore Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery. Step out of Launceston with an excursion to House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate in Latrobe--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and explore the galleries of Tasmanian Glassblowers.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Launceston route maker tool .

You can drive from Low Head to Launceston in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Tasmanian Glassblowers, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

4
nights
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.
Head to Kings Fine Art Gallery and Freycinet Marine Farmfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Tasmanian Wool Centre. (in Ross) and Spiky Bridge (in Swansea). And it doesn't end there: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay attractions planning website .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmanian Wool Centre., Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Spiky Bridge, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Kings Fine Art Gallery
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
nights
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.
Visiting Three Capes Track and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Port Arthur Historic Site and Australian Convict Sites.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur travel route website .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park, Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

5
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.
Museum of Old and New Art and Art Mob will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Cascade Brewery. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co., admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hobart day trip website .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, The Wicked Cheese Co.
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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