13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Launceston
— 3 nights
2
St Helens
— 1 night
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
5
Hobart
— 3 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.
Shop till you drop at Design Inn and Design Centre Tasmania. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Delamere Vineyards and Wines for Joanie. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Jansz Winery (in Pipers Brook), Rowella (Holm Oak Vineyards & Iron Pot Bay Vineyard) and Bay of Fires Winery (in Pipers River). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, view the masterpieces at Tasmanian Glassblowers, steep yourself in history at Entally House, and do a tasting at Loira Vines.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner.

Cairns to Launceston is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in March: highs in Launceston hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sidmouth, Pipers Brook, Rowella, Tasmanian Glassblowers, Bay of Fires Winery
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania
Delamere Vineyards ©
Delamere Vineyards

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 13th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Suncoast Gallery, tee off at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, thenkick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our St Helens online tour planner.

Drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Priory Ridge ©
Priory Ridge

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.
Get outdoors at Friendly Beaches and Honeymoon Bay. Craigie Knowe Vineyard and Gala Estate Vineyard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, and do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay travel itinerary planner.

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll through Stewarts Bay, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lime Bay State Reserve, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Stewarts Bay ©
Stewarts Bay
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

3
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 Mount Wellington. Head to Salamanca Market and Tassal at Salamancafor plenty of shopping. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Nonesuch Distillery in Sorell, approximately Sorell away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, do a tasting at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hobart route maker.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hobart are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Nonesuch Distillery, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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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

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