18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Visit Entally Estate and The Low Head Lighthouse for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to The Tamar Valley and Lilydale Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Moores Hill Estate (in Sidmouth), Bridport Walking Track (in Bridport) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, and view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Launceston tour itinerary maker app .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 25°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

The Low Head Lighthouse, Moores Hill Estate, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Holm Oak Vineyards, Bridport Walking Track
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls

2
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs, hike along Bell's Parade, and then identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area, relax in the rural setting at Turners Beach Berry Patch, and then kick back and relax at Coles Beach.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Mole Creek trip itinerary app .

Getting from Launceston to Mole Creek by car takes about an hour. In January, daytime highs in Mole Creek are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Devonport, Bell's Parade, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Alum Cliffs
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch
Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach

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 4th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Eureka Farm, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the St Helens trip itinerary site .

Drive from Mole Creek to St Helens in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Milton Vineyard. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Freycinet Marine Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno), Swansea (Melshell Oysters & Spiky Bridge) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). There's still lots to do: stroll through Friendly Beaches, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, and take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coles Bay travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Swansea, Cranbrook, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Coal Mines Historic Site and Constitution Dock. Take a break from the city and head to Franklin River Nature Trail and Tahune Forest AirWalk. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery (in Birchs Bay) and Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur). Spend the 14th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park, stroll through Opossum Bay Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tasmania, Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Okines Beach, Opossum Bay Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

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