11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Brisbane

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
On the 1st (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our St Helens trip planner .

Brisbane to St Helens is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in November: highs in St Helens hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Pyengana Dairy
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and then explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, then look for all kinds of wild species at Fern Glade Reserve, and finally make a trip to Giant Penguin.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Ulverstone trip planning tool .

You can drive from St Helens to Ulverstone in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ulverstone can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Giant Penguin, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, Fern Glade Reserve
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House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. National Automobile Museum of Tasmania and Design Centre Tasmania will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Deloraine (Deloraine Creative Studios & Yarns Artwork in Silk), Mole Creek (Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Marakoopa Cave, & more) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and learn about winemaking at The Pinot Shop.

Find out how to plan Launceston trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Ulverstone to Launceston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Beauty Point, Deloraine, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Alum Cliffs
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©

3
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 explore and learn at Port Arthur Historic Site and Richmond Gaol. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and The Neck. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and Bruny Island Honey (in Great Bay). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and steep yourself in history at Constitution Dock.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bruny Island, Russell Falls, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Seven Mile Beach, Richmond Gaol
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
The Neck ©
The Neck

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