18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
King Island
— Few hours
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
George Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Canberra

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King Island

King Island ©
On the 29th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at King Island Rambles, then enjoy the sea views from Currie Lighthouse, then stop by Isle Inspired, and finally explore the galleries of King Island Cultural Centre.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our King Island online trip itinerary planner .

Canberra to King Island is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in King Island

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles
Currie Lighthouse ©
Currie Lighthouse

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seven Mile Beach and St. David's Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Runnymede House and St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. Spend the 2nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, take a stroll through Sullivans Cove, take an in-depth tour of Narryna Heritage Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from King Island to Hobart. In February, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 3:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, explore the activities along Fortescue Bay, then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and finally pause for some photo ops at Dog Line. On your second day here, trek along Waterfall Bay, then explore the activities along Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, then see the interesting displays at Copping Convict and Colonial Collection, and finally steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Eaglehawk Neck trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck takes 1.5 hours. March in Eaglehawk Neck sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Raoul, Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site, Copping Convict and Colonial Collection
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Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site ©
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Honeymoon Bay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Friendly Beaches and Craigie Knowe Vineyard. Venture out of the city with trips to Swansea (Melshell Oysters & East Coast Heritage Museum) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner .

Getting from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Swansea, Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Waubs Bay Gallery
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Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Franklin House and The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery. Visiting Tamar Island Wetlands and Lilydale Falls will get you outdoors. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford), Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings (in Legerwood) and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, take a memorable tour with Tours, examine the collection at City Park Radio Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Launceston using our trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door ©
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door

2
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George Town

George Town ©
George Town is a large town in north-east Tasmania, on the eastern bank of the mouth of the Tamar River. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, do a tasting at Bay of Fires Winery, learn about all things military at Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at The Low Head Lighthouse, and finally view the masterpieces at Tamar Valley Art Shack. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Moores Hill Estate, stop by Goaty Hill Wines, then learn about winemaking at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally examine the collection at Bass & Flinders Centre.

Take the guesswork out of planning a George Town vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Launceston to George Town in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in George Town

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Low Head, Rowella, Bay of Fires Winery, Goaty Hill Wines, Platypus House
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:
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Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard ©
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard

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nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): trek along The Overland Track. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at "Wee Georgie Wood", then explore the world behind art at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Westmorland Falls.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from George Town to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ulverstone.

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

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Westmorland Falls, "Wee Georgie Wood"
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:
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The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track
©
"Wee Georgie Wood"

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 16th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Fossil Bluff, explore the galleries of Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, then see the interesting displays at Burnie Regional Museum, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Mersey Bluff Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area, then sample the fine beverages at Southern Wild Distillery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ulverstone trip builder .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Ulverstone by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Devonport, Wynyard, Burnie Regional Museum
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:
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Fossil Bluff ©
Fossil Bluff
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse
Burnie Regional Museum ©
Burnie Regional Museum

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