18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
ferry:  11​h 15​min
1
Devonport
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Beaconsfield
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Bridport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Mole Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Devonport
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Devonport Regional Gallery, enjoy the sea views from Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, and then stroll through Coles Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Devonport travel route builder website .

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect Devonport to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Beauty Point.

Things to do in Devonport

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse
Devonport Regional Gallery ©
Devonport Regional Gallery

1
night
Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield ©
Beaconsfield is a former gold mining town near the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. On the 25th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then stop by Goaty Hill Wines, and then do a tasting at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Beaconsfield trip planner .

Traveling by car from Devonport to Beaconsfield takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in Beaconsfield are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Beaconsfield

Wineries Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Platypus House, Iron Pot Bay Vineyard
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Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard ©
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Franklin House, then identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, then learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Launceston driving holiday site .

You can drive from Beaconsfield to Launceston in an hour. November in Launceston sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for Bridport.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:
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Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door ©
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door

1
night
Bridport

Bridport ©
Bridport is a small town on the north-east coast of Tasmania, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Bridport Walking Track.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bridport trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Launceston to Bridport in an hour. November in Bridport sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for St Helens.

Things to do in Bridport

Trails Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bridestowe Lavender Estate
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Bridport Walking Track ©
Bridport Walking Track
Bridestowe Lavender Estate ©
Bridestowe Lavender Estate

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bay of Fires Eco Tours. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then tour in harmony with nature at Bay of Fires Eco Tours, and then take in the exciting artwork at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery.

Make your St Helens itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Mole Creek to St Helens in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Museums Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

St Marys
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:
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St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay and then kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner .

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Freycinet, Cranbrook
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
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Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): appreciate the history behind Dog Line.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Eaglehawk Neck trip planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck by car takes about 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:
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Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site ©
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
Waterfall Bay ©
Waterfall Bay

2
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, see the interesting displays at Bruny Island History Room, and then view the masterpieces at Forestvale Design Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Bruny Island Honey, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Queen Elizabeth, and then browse the exhibits of Art at The Point Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bruny Island trip maker .

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Bruny Island takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Bruny Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Museums Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:
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Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Bruny Island Honey ©
Bruny Island Honey

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co. and then admire the landmark architecture of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Narryna Heritage Museum, then do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard, and finally kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hobart online trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Narryna Heritage Museum ©
Narryna Heritage Museum

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night
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): view the masterpieces at The Working Art Space and Gallery, then explore the activities along Bell's Parade, then admire the masterpieces at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mole Creek tour planner.

Getting from Hobart to Mole Creek by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Devonport.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum, Albert Gallery, Bell's Parade, Alum Cliffs
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:
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Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum ©

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night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery, then browse for treasures at Antique Emporium, and then make a trip to Giant Penguin.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Devonport road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mole Creek to Devonport takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Giant Penguin, Burnie Regional Museum
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Burnie Regional Museum ©
Burnie Regional Museum
Antique Emporium ©
Antique Emporium
Southern Wild Distillery ©
Southern Wild Distillery

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