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
1
Ulverstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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 (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Mersey Bluff Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ulverstone online road trip planner .

Sydney to Ulverstone is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in March, with highs in Ulverstone at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Devonport
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse
Preston Falls ©
Preston Falls

2
nights
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 18th (Mon): examine the collection at Pearn's Steam World and then wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the world behind art at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum, and then explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mole Creek sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Mole Creek takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Mole Creek can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Alum Cliffs, Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum, Tasmania’s Town of Murals, Pearn's Steam World
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum ©
Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum
Pearn's Steam World ©
Pearn's Steam World

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Platypus House. Step off the beaten path and head to Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Holm Oak Vineyards. When in Launceston, make a side trip to see Moores Hill Estate in Sidmouth, approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, take in the exciting artwork at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, and snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston travel route planner .

Drive from Mole Creek to Launceston in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Launceston are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Holm Oak Vineyards, Platypus House, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Moores Hill Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Entally House ©
Entally House
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village

5
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 Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Bring the kids along to Freycinet National Park and Coles Bay Jetty. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Melshell Oysters (in Swansea) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, explore the galleries of Waubs Bay Gallery, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Coles Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Cranbrook, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

3
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Get some historical perspective at Port Arthur Historic Site and Coal Mines Historic Site. Step off the beaten path and head to Fortescue Bay and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Eaglehawk Neck day trip planning site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 31st (Sun), trek along The Overland Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Henty Dunes and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

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

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Strahan, Tarraleah Power Station Lookout
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:
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The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

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