22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + bus:  8​h
1
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mole Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, and finally don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Stanley vacation planner.

Brisbane to Stanley is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Brisbane in April, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Stanley: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Edge of the World, Dip River Forest Reserve
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Edge of the World ©
Edge of the World

3
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Mole Creek: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, & more), The Wall in the Wilderness (in Derwent Bridge) and Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land). It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mole Creek online vacation planner .

You can drive from Stanley to Mole Creek in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, The Wall in the Wilderness, Alum Cliffs, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Wines for Joanie (in Sidmouth) and Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Launceston route planner.

Traveling by car from Mole Creek to Launceston takes an hour. In April in Launceston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Wines for Joanie, Bell & Gong
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Melshell Oysters (in Swansea) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack, Coles Bay Jetty
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Change things up with a short trip to Fortescue Bay in Eaglehawk Neck (about 34 minutes away).

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

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and The Sensory Tasmania (in Richmond). On the 23rd (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, head off the coast to Macquarie Island, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hobart itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hobart are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Macquarie Island, Museum of Old and New Art
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

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