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
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Mount Field National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Geeveston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stop by The Angel's Share, look for gifts at Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, then stop by Providore 24, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse, and finally stroll through Boat Harbour Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Stanley online trip itinerary maker .

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. Traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Stanley, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Beaches Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. On the 25th (Tue), experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, and finally take a peaceful walk through Westmorland Falls. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Marakoopa Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of King Solomans Caves, then experience rural life at The Truffledore, and finally explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mole Creek trip planner .

You can drive from Stanley to Mole Creek in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mole Creek are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, The Truffledore, Alum Cliffs
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave

2
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 27th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through The Overland Track and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mole Creek to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Field National Park.

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

Parks Trails Outdoors
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The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

2
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
On the 29th (Sat), hike along Franklin River Nature Trail, then relax in the rural setting at Willow Creek Miniature Goats, and then admire the sheer force of Russell Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Dobson, take a peaceful walk through Styx Valley, then admire the sheer force of Lady Barron Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mount Field National Park trip planning site .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Mount Field National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Styx Valley, Franklin River Nature Trail, Willow Creek Miniature Goats
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
Lady Barron Falls ©
Lady Barron Falls

1
night
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Arve Falls, hike along Tahune Forest AirWalk, and then explore the activities along Lake Esperance.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Geeveston vacation planner.

You can drive from Mount Field National Park to Geeveston in 2 hours. September in Geeveston sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Lake Esperance
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Lake Esperance ©
Lake Esperance

2
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, then get great views at Mount Nelson Lookout, and then stroll through Seven Mile Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Lime Bay State Reserve.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner .

Getting from Geeveston to Hobart by car takes about an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lime Bay State Reserve, Seven Mile Beach
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Mount Nelson Lookout ©
Mount Nelson Lookout

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Wild Ocean Tasmania has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, then explore the striking landscape at Shipstern Bluff, then don't miss a visit to Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track, and finally appreciate the history behind Dog Line. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then hike along Waterfall Bay, then explore the activities along Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, and finally get a new perspective on things with Wild Ocean Tasmania.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Eaglehawk Neck route planner.

Drive from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Eaglehawk Neck can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Taranna, Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck
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Waterfall Bay ©
Waterfall Bay
Wild Ocean Tasmania ©
Wild Ocean Tasmania
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and then kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty

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.
On the 8th (Mon), tee off at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, then experience rural life at Eureka Farm, then view the masterpieces at Suncoast Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read St Helens itinerary app .

Drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Beaches Wildlife

Side Trips

Eureka Farm, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Eureka Farm ©
Eureka Farm

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.
On the 9th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, do a tasting at Bay of Fires Winery, do a tasting at Jansz Winery, then admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, and finally don't miss a visit to The Town Clock. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Hillwood Berry Farm & Farmgate, learn about winemaking at Moores Hill Estate, then learn about winemaking at Velo Winery & Cellar Door, and finally admire the striking features of Franklin House.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Launceston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Museums Nature

Side Trips

Jansz Winery, Bay of Fires Winery, Velo Winery & Cellar Door, Hillwood Berry Farm & Farmgate, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
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Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls
Bay of Fires Winery ©
Bay of Fires Winery

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