19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Stanley
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
End: Sydney

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Salamanca Arts Centre. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cascade Brewery and St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Three Capes Track (in Port Arthur), Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park, kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart road trip website .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Kingston Beach, Opossum Bay Beach, Bellerive Beach, Three Capes Track
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:
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Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Gala Estate Vineyard. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Freycinet National Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Coles Bay with an excursion to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
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 27th (Wed): experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then do a tasting at Priory Ridge, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bay of Fires Conservation Area. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, see the interesting displays at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, and then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our St Helens trip builder app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In February in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyengana, St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers

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 The Tamar Valley and Platypus House. Discover out-of-the-way places like Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Bridestowe Lavender Estate. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Seahorse World (in Beauty Point) and Woolmers Estate (in Longford). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, cast your line with a fishing tour, and do a tasting at The Pinot Shop.

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Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. February in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Woolmers Estate, Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 4:
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

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 5th (Tue), Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs, then look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mole Creek trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Mole Creek takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Alum Cliffs, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Coles Beach, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse, then explore the activities along Lobster Ponds, then see the interesting displays at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Boat Harbour Beach. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve and then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley travel route planner .

You can drive from Mole Creek to Stanley in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wynyard, Lobster Ponds, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:
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Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

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