18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
1
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mole Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 9th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse, then explore the activities along Lobster Ponds, then get answers to all your questions at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Boat Harbour Beach.

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Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Stanley hover around 28°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Mole Creek Caves. Kids will appreciate attractions like Devils @ Cradle and Cradle Mountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Mole Creek: Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land), The Emporium (in Sheffield) and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate (in Latrobe). There's more to do: Head underground at Marakoopa Cave and explore and take pictures at Alum Cliffs.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Mole Creek trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Stanley to Mole Creek in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Mole Creek are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sheffield, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Alum Cliffs
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Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©

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.
Get outdoors at Platypus House and Cataract Gorge Reserve. Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Woolmers Estate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Seahorse World (in Beauty Point) and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and contemplate the long history of Entally Estate.

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You can drive from Mole Creek to Launceston in an hour. In January in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Longford, Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:
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National Automobile Museum of Tasmania ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village

1
night
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 18th (Fri): browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the St Helens day trip planning app .

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In January in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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.
Visiting Freycinet National Park and East Coast Natureworld will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Change things up with a short trip to Spiky Bridge in Swansea (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

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Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Spiky Bridge, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

4
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 out of the city life by going to Tahune Forest AirWalk and Russell Falls. Get some historical perspective at Port Arthur Historic Site and Richmond Gaol. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Russell Falls, Opossum Bay Beach, Port Arthur Historic Site, Museum of Old and New Art, Kingston Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

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