19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bridestowe Lavender Estate and Duck Reach Power Station. Escape the urban bustle at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Gunns Plains Caves. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Preston Falls (in Ulverstone) and Coles Beach (in Devonport). There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at Lost Farm Barnbougle Golf Course, explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania, savor the flavors at Entally House, and learn about winemaking at The Pinot Shop.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary builder tool.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Launceston hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Holm Oak Vineyards, Gunns Plains Caves, Lost Farm Barnbougle Golf Course, Preston Falls, Coles Beach
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, thentake in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, thenkick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Suncoast Gallery, view the masterpieces at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, thentake in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve, and finally admire the sheer force of Halls Falls.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the St Helens sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Halls Falls, Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, St Columba Falls Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Freycinet National Park and Friendly Beaches. Shop till you drop at Melshell Oyster Shack and Waubs Bay Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and Denison Beach (in Bicheno). The adventure continues: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay online itinerary planner.

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Gala Estate Vineyard, Melshell Oyster Shack
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
Relax by the water at Stewarts Bay and Fortescue Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Three Capes Track and Maria Island National Park. Take a break from Port Arthur with a short trip to Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site, explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip maker tool.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Port Arthur sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Popular historic sites such as Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Richmond Gaol are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry), Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell) and Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, stroll through Cockle Creek, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and enjoy the sand and surf at Roches Beach.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hobart route maker tool.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Bellerive Beach, Roches Beach, Okines Beach, Nonesuch Distillery
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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