21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Richmond Gaol and Constitution Dock. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Russell Falls and Seven Mile Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and Lime Bay State Reserve (in Port Arthur). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at The Neck, stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and do a tasting at Moorilla Estate Winery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hobart using our trip planner.

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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Hobart reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Richmond, Bruny Island, Lime Bay State Reserve, Seven Mile Beach, Moorilla Estate Winery
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
The Neck ©
The Neck
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

3
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Coal Mines Historic Site and Government Farm will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maria Island National Park and Fortescue Bay. Go for a jaunt from Eaglehawk Neck to Port Arthur to see Cape Raoul about 40 minutes away.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Eaglehawk Neck vacation planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck in 1.5 hours. In January in Eaglehawk Neck, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Maria Island National Park, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

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.
Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Gala Estate Vineyard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Spiky Bridge (in Swansea), Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). There's much more to do: make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park, view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Gala Estate Vineyard, Spiky Bridge, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 19th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy, admire the sheer force of Ralphs Falls, then take some stellar pictures from St Helens Point Conservation Area, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Eureka Farm, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve, and then take a peaceful walk through Evercreech Forest Reserve.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyengana, Ralphs Falls, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Eureka Farm, Evercreech Forest Reserve
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Evercreech Forest Reserve ©
Evercreech Forest Reserve

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and The Pilgrim Uniting Church are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Holm Oak Vineyards. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave, Mole Creek Caves, & more), The Low Head Lighthouse (in Low Head) and Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, get to know the resident critters at Tasmania Zoo, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Trevallyn, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planner.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Beauty Point, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Holm Oak Vineyards
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village

2
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Leven Valley Vineyard, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, then Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, and finally identify plant and animal life at Fern Glade Reserve. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, then examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and then explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Ulverstone road trip planner .

Getting from Launceston to Ulverstone by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ulverstone are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Bass Strait Maritime Centre, Fern Glade Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Leven Canyon ©
Leven Canyon

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