23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Hamburg

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fortescue Bay and Tessellated Pavement. Take a break from the city and head to Tasman Arch and Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Eaglehawk Neck trip itinerary planning website .

Hamburg, Germany to Eaglehawk Neck is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) is 9 hours. Traveling from Hamburg in January, things will get warmer in Eaglehawk Neck: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tasmania
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tasman Arch ©
Tasman Arch
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site ©
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Wineglass Bay and Friendly Beaches. Appreciate the collections at Tasmanian Wool Centre. and Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay travel route planning app .

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Melshell Oysters, Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Tasmanian Wool Centre.
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Tasmanian Wool Centre. ©
Tasmanian Wool Centre.

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery and Design Centre Tasmania. Do some cultural sightseeing at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Entally House. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Barnbougle Dunes (in Bridport), Liffey Falls (in Deloraine) and Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Marakoopa Cave). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, contemplate the waterfront views at Tamar River, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, and snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Launceston online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Liffey Falls, Barnbougle Dunes, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
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Entally House ©
Entally House
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands

2
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. On the 16th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, and then don't miss a visit to Giant Penguin. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Bass Strait Maritime Centre, see the interesting displays at Don River Railway, and then take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ulverstone trip planner.

Drive from Launceston to Ulverstone in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ulverstone are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Devonport, Gunns Plains, Giant Penguin
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Bass Strait Maritime Centre ©
Bass Strait Maritime Centre

2
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the activities along Franklin River Nature Trail, admire the sheer force of Nelson Falls, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Spion Kop Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Queenstown holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Queenstown takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Queenstown

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Franklin River Nature Trail
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Eric Thomas Galley Museum ©
Eric Thomas Galley Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at North Hobart and St. David's Cathedral. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kingston Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Step out of Hobart to go to Port Arthur and see Three Capes Track, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Spend the 23rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 22nd (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take some stellar pictures from Shot Tower, have fun at St. David's Park, and stop by The Wicked Cheese Co..

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hobart day trip app .

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Hobart takes 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Shot Tower, The Wicked Cheese Co., Seven Mile Beach, Kingston Beach, Three Capes Track
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St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

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