12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Halls Falls, thenexperience rural life at Pyengana Dairy, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Little Blue Lake.

Find out how to plan St Helens trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Hobart to St Helens is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In April in St Helens, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Halls Falls, Pyengana Dairy, Little Blue Lake
Highlights from your plan
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

3
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Honeymoon Bay, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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 9th (Thu): explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, thenexplore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and finally appreciate the history behind Dog Line.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Port Arthur are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, 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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Tasmanian Bushland Garden (in Buckland) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Constitution Dock.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hobart trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tasmanian Bushland Garden, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Moonah Arts Centre
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market

1
night
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Strahan trip planner.

Drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

1
night
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 15th (Wed): take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, thenappreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and finally stroll around City Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Launceston tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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