22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  6​h
1
Hobart
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h
2
Bruny Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Salamanca Arts Centre. Get some historical perspective at Cascade Brewery and Richmond Gaol. Venture out of the city with trips to Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park), Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, get great views at Mount Nelson Lookout, stop by Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, and step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary maker .

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Richmond, Russell Falls, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Maria Island National Park, Kingston Beach
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

4
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Head to Art at The Point Gallery and Bruny Island Honeyfor plenty of shopping. Visiting South Bruny National Park and Bruny Island Quarantine Station will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Neck, trek along Fluted Cape Trail, stop by Bruny Island Chocolate Company, and examine the collection at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bruny Island travel planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. December in Bruny Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:
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The Neck ©
The Neck
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Fluted Cape Trail ©
Fluted Cape Trail

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Step out of the city life by going to Freycinet National Park and East Coast Natureworld. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens), Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery (in St Marys) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Coles Bay in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 24:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stop by Providore 24, stop by Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach, and then look for gifts at The Angel's Share.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Stanley attractions planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Stanley in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In December in Stanley, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trip

Wynyard
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve

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 27th (Thu), examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Emporium, experience rural life at Turners Beach Berry Patch, then browse for treasures at Reliquaire, and finally experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): Head underground at Marakoopa Cave, Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, then look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mole Creek holiday planning app .

Explore your travel options from Stanley to Mole Creek with the Route module. In December in Mole Creek, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Latrobe, Antique Emporium, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Alum Cliffs, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

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.
Get in touch with nature at The Tamar Valley and Tamar Island Wetlands. Appreciate the collections at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Bridestowe Lavender Estate, look for gifts at Windermere Woodcrafts, see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Explore your travel options from Mole Creek to Launceston with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Windermere Woodcrafts, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Honey Tasmania - The Beehive, Platypus House
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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