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:  1​h 45​min
2
Bruny Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seven Mile Beach and Kingston Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cascade Brewery and Constitution Dock. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park), Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, contemplate the long history of Salamanca Arts Centre, wander the streets of North Hobart, and brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Tasmania.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary maker website .

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, things will get little chillier in Hobart: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Richmond, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Russell Falls, Seven Mile Beach, Maria Island National Park
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape Bruny Lighthouse and Bruny Island Quarantine Station. Let the collections at Art at The Point Gallery and Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration capture your imagination. Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at South Bruny National Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Neck, look for gifts at Bruny Island Honey, hike along Fluted Cape Trail, and learn about winemaking at Bruny Island Premium Wines.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bruny Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In December in Bruny Island, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery and Friendly Beaches. Take a break from the city and head to Freycinet National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno), Melshell Oysters (in Swansea) and St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay travel route planning website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Coles Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, St Columba Waterfall, Melshell Oyster Shack
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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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): look for gifts at Providore 24, stop by Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, then explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach, and then stop by The Angel's Share.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Stanley road trip app .

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. December in Stanley sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Wynyard
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Emporium, relax in the rural setting at Turners Beach Berry Patch, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Reliquaire, and finally relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese. Here are some ideas for day two: 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 explore and take pictures at Alum Cliffs.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Mole Creek trip planner .

You can drive from Stanley to Mole Creek in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mole Creek can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow 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 27 — 29:
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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.
Head to Bridestowe Lavender Estate and Honey Tasmania - The Beehivefor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at The Tamar Valley and Platypus House. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, look for gifts at Windermere Woodcrafts, and examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Launceston vacation planning site .

You can drive from Mole Creek to Launceston in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Launceston are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Platypus House, Windermere Woodcrafts, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Holm Oak Vineyards, Goaty Hill Wines
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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