19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Ulverstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Mount Field National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ulverstone trip itinerary maker tool .

Sydney to Ulverstone is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In January, Ulverstone is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Turners Beach Berry Patch
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Step out of the city life by going to The Overland Track and Hellyer Gorge. Get some cultural insight at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan and Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill. Get out of town with these interesting Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park side-trips: Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan) and Hogarth Falls (in Strahan). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planning app .

You can drive from Ulverstone to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mole Creek.

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

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Strahan, Zeehan, Hellyer Gorge
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©

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 7th (Tue): get great views at Alum Cliffs, explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, then Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Westmorland Falls. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, stop by The Emporium, and then wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mole Creek road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Mole Creek takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sheffield, Alum Cliffs
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
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Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, then steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Liffey Falls, and finally explore the activities along Lake Trevallyn.

Plan my day in Launceston using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Mole Creek to Launceston by car takes about an hour. In January in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Longford, Liffey Falls
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve

3
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.
Visiting Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Wineglass Bay Lookout will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Gala Estate Vineyard. Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to Melshell Oysters in Swansea, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches and do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay online day trip planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Melshell Oyster Shack, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Gala Estate Vineyard, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then kick back and relax at Fortescue Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, head outdoors with Tasman Arch, and then stroll through Three Capes Track.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck day trip planning tool .

Drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Eaglehawk Neck are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Port Arthur
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seven Mile Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Opossum Bay Beach, stroll through Kingston Beach, and look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co..

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart tour builder tool .

Drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, The Wicked Cheese Co., Seven Mile Beach, Opossum Bay Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

2
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
On the 19th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls, then stroll through Franklin River Nature Trail, and then explore the activities along Lake Dobson. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Lady Barron Falls, identify plant and animal life at Tall Trees Walk, and then admire the sheer force of Russell Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Field National Park trip planning site .

Getting from Hobart to Mount Field National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Lady Barron Falls ©
Lady Barron Falls

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