9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Seahorse World, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Launceston trip maker tool .

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Brisbane in December, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Launceston: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

1
night
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 18th (Tue): Head underground at Marakoopa Cave, then Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, then identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mole Creek itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Mole Creek takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Mole Creek are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Alum Cliffs
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Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Friendly Beaches and East Coast Natureworld. Get outdoors at Freycinet National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mole Creek to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bicheno
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, then admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, and then stroll through Seven Mile Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, contemplate the long history of Salamanca Arts Centre, then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally take a stroll through North Hobart.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip maker app .

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Richmond Gaol
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Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Salamanca Arts Centre ©
Salamanca Arts Centre

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