15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  2 h
4
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Launceston
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 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 27th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy, browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, thentake some stellar pictures from St Helens Point Conservation Area, thenview the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the St Helens journey planner.

Brisbane to St Helens is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in March, with highs in St Helens at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Freycinet National Park and Mt Amos Climb. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Melshell Oyster Shack, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Mt Amos Climb ©
Mt Amos Climb

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 the less-touristy side of things at Mount Nelson Lookout and Maria Island National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Taranna (Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur & Tasmanian Devil Unzoo), Remarkable Cave (in Port Arthur) and Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Constitution Dock, make a trip to Tessellated Pavement, learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Inverawe Native Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart online trip planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Taranna, Inverawe Native Gardens, Tessellated Pavement, Moorilla Estate Winery, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:
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Mount Nelson Lookout ©
Mount Nelson Lookout
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

2
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
On the 3rd (Sat), stop by Bruny Island Honey, look for all kinds of wild species at The Neck, and then trek along Fluted Cape Trail. On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Cape Bruny Lighthouse and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Bruny National Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bruny Island planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Bruny Island can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Neck ©
The Neck
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park

1
night
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
You've now added Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, stop by Wilderness Woodworks Strahan, thenexamine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Strahan trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Bruny Island to Strahan by combination of car and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan ©
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and Wine Tours & Tastings. Venture out of the city with trips to Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's much more to do: Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Launceston holiday planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Beauty Point, Holm Oak Vineyards, Tamar Valley Art Shack, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 9:
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

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