12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Gunns Plains
— 1 night
2
Strahan
— 1 night
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
5
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
6
Hobart
— 3 nights

1
night
Gunns Plains

Gunns Plains ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Hellyer Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, thenlearn about winemaking at Leven Valley Vineyard, and then relax in the rural setting at The Truffledore.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gunns Plains online trip planner.

Melbourne to Gunns Plains is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Gunns Plains at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Gunns Plains

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

The Truffledore, Hellyer Gorge
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Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Hellyer Gorge ©
Hellyer Gorge
Leven Valley Vineyard ©
Leven Valley Vineyard

1
night
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Gunns Plains to Strahan by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, thenappreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and finally walk around City Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of City of Launceston Town Hall, thenawaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Launceston trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Launceston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wineries Tours

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, let little ones run wild at Melshell Oyster Shack, and then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay day trip planner.

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
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.
On the 18th (Sun), hike along Three Capes Track, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hobart day trip website.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Hobart, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Tasting House - Coal River Valley Wine Tours
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Food Tours

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