18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  16​h
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Tamar Valley and Barnbougle Dunes. Discover out-of-the-way places like Platypus House and Entally Estate. Venture out of the city with trips to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, learn about winemaking at The Pinot Shop, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

To find out how to plan a trip to Launceston, use our trip itinerary maker.

Honolulu, USA to Launceston is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) is 20 hours. In March, Launceston is slightly colder than Honolulu - with highs of 72°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Barnbougle Dunes, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

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 6th (Wed): Head underground at Marakoopa Cave, then Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, then identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Beach, relax in the rural setting at Turners Beach Berry Patch, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Liffey Falls.

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

You can drive from Launceston to Mole Creek in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in March, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Coles Beach, Liffey Falls, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Alum Cliffs
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Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 8th (Fri), hike along Larmairremener tabelti and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mole Creek to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to St Helens.

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

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our St Helens online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens in 5 hours. In March, daytime highs in St Helens are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Freycinet National Park and East Coast Natureworld. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Friendly Beaches will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, explore and take pictures at Coles Bay Jetty, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online trip builder .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tahune Forest AirWalk and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Get outdoors at Maria Island National Park and Mount Wellington. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Cascade Brewery, take a stroll through North Hobart, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and steep yourself in history at Constitution Dock.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart itinerary app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Port Arthur Historic Site, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park, Bellerive Beach
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

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