12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  2 h
2
Bruny Island
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Ferry + Bus:  3 h 15 min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Constitution Dock and Maritime Museum of Tasmania. Get outdoors at Seven Mile Beach and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Richmond Gaol, view the masterpieces at Rosny Farm, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and do a tasting at Moorilla Estate Winery.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart road trip app.

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Berriedale, Richmond Gaol, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Rosny Farm, Seven Mile Beach
Highlights from your plan
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Maritime Museum of Tasmania ©
Maritime Museum of Tasmania

1
night
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Neck and then explore the striking landscape of South Bruny National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bruny Island tour builder site.

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 June in Bruny Island, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Neck ©
The Neck
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Government Farm, get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Bruny Island to Port Arthur takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tessellated Pavement, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

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 East Coast Natureworld and Friendly Beaches. Get outdoors at Wineglass Bay and Boat Tours & Water Sports. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay road trip app.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

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 22nd (Mon), admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, explore the galleries of Suncoast Gallery, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, thenlearn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, and finally experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our St Helens trip maker site.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in June, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pyengana Dairy, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

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.
Appreciate the collections at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Deloraine Creative Studios. Escape the urban bustle at The Tamar Valley and Mole Creek Caves. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave & Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, view the masterpieces at Tamar Valley Art Shack, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, and learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip planner.

Drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In June in Launceston, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Platypus House, Holm Oak Vineyards, Deloraine Creative Studios
Highlights from your plan
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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