15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Sydney

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Port Arthur Historic Site and Runnymede House. Discover out-of-the-way places like Russell Falls and Richmond Gaol. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River), Port Arthur (Three Capes Track & Cape Raoul) and Tessellated Pavement (in Eaglehawk Neck). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery, and take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hobart online trip itinerary builder .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Seven Mile Beach, Richmond Gaol, Maria Island National Park, Moorilla Estate Winery
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

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.
On the 31st (Tue), browse the exhibits of Waubs Bay Gallery, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, and finally kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay visit app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Honeymoon Bay, Waubs Bay Gallery
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

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 2nd (Thu), get great views at St Helens Point Conservation Area, enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, take in the exciting artwork at Suncoast Gallery, then do a tasting at Priory Ridge, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. January in St Helens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Priory Ridge ©
Priory Ridge

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lilydale Falls and Alum Cliffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Bass & Flinders Centre and Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Deloraine (Yarns Artwork in Silk & Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum), Loira Vines (in Sidmouth) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Launceston Tramway Museum, view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, contemplate the long history of Entally House, and learn about winemaking at Sharmans Wines.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston online travel route planner .

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

George Town, Deloraine, Alum Cliffs, Loira Vines, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum ©
Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum
Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Keep things going the next day: hike along Larmairremener tabelti and then see the interesting displays at Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip tool .

Drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit

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