18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dover
— 1 night
2
Hobart
— 4 nights
3
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
4
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
5
St Helens
— 2 nights
6
Launceston
— 2 nights

1
night
Dover

Dover ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for gifts at Cygneture Chocolates.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dover vacation planning site.

Adelaide to Dover is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Dover. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Adelaide in March: high temperatures in Dover hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Dover

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cockle Creek, South Cape Bay, Cygneture Chocolates
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South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay
Cygneture Chocolates ©
Cygneture Chocolates

4
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 get in some beach time at Opossum Bay Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: St John the Baptist Chuch (in Buckland) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, enjoy the sand and surf at Nutgrove Beach, admire the striking features of Constitution Dock, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hobart attractions planning site.

You can drive from Dover to Hobart in 1.5 hours. In March in Hobart, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Bellerive Beach, Kingston Beach, Seven Mile Beach, St John the Baptist Chuch
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

4
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.
Port Arthur Historic Site and Government Farm will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Fortescue Bay and Stewarts Bay. Go for a jaunt from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck to see Waterfall Bay about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track, head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip maker.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Friendly Beaches and Honeymoon Bay. We've included these beaches for you: Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Coles Bay Jetty. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Denison Beach (in Bicheno) and Spiky Bridge (in Swansea). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online holiday maker.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Swansea
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Bay of Fires, enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, thenbrowse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, view the masterpieces at Suncoast Gallery, thensee the interesting displays at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, and finally admire the sheer force of Halls Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Bay of Fires, Halls Falls, St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

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 24th (Tue): wander the streets of Design Inn, steep yourself in history at Brickendon Estate, thencontemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and finally stroll around City Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then get to know the fascinating history of Duck Reach Power Station.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston itinerary planner.

Getting from St Helens to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Longford
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Brickendon Estate ©
Brickendon Estate

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