20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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20 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
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Geeveston
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
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.
Attractions like Cataract Gorge Reserve and Seahorse World make great kid-friendly stops. Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Woolmers Estate (in Longford), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, view the masterpieces at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, and explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston route builder .

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. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Launceston reach 25°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Holm Oak Vineyards, Woolmers Estate, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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 4th (Fri): examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, then experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, and then identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, then take in the dramatic scenery at Westmorland Falls, and finally get great views at Alum Cliffs.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mole Creek sightseeing app .

You can drive from Launceston to Mole Creek in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Alum Cliffs, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese
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House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

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 6th (Sun): experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Little Blue Lake, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, take in the exciting artwork at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the St Helens trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Mole Creek to St Helens in 3 hours. January in St Helens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

St Marys, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Little Blue Lake, Pyengana Dairy
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
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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
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and East Coast Natureworld. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Freycinet National Park and Honeymoon Bay. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, and learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay trip site .

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Bellerive Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Port Arthur Historic Site and St John the Baptist Chuch. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart online itinerary maker .

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Arthur Historic Site, Richmond Gaol, Russell Falls, Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach
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Maritime Museum of Tasmania ©
Maritime Museum of Tasmania
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

3
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tahune Forest AirWalk and Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery. Bring the kids along to South Cape Bay and Duck Hole Lake Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geeveston: Huonville (Picton River & Pelverata Falls Track). There's still lots to do: stop by Makers on Church St.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Geeveston online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Geeveston takes an hour. In January, daytime highs in Geeveston are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Huonville, Duck Hole Lake Walk, South Cape Bay, Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay
Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery ©
Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery

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