13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Launceston
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Brisbane

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.
Cape Raoul and May Queen will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at The Neck and Tessellated Pavement. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Enchanted Woods (in Castle Forbes Bay) and Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Salamanca Arts Centre, stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery, and admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hobart online day trip planner .

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, Hobart is little chillier than Brisbane - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Russell Falls, Tessellated Pavement, Cape Raoul, Enchanted Woods
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The Neck ©
The Neck
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

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.
Step out of the city life by going to East Coast Natureworld and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some historical perspective at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see Melshell Oyster Shack in Dolphin Sands, approximately Dolphin Sands away. It doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park and kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches.

To find photos, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Spiky Bridge, Melshell Oyster Shack, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 22nd (Sat): experience rural life at Eureka Farm, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and finally take in the exciting artwork at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the St Helens online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In August in St Helens, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Eureka Farm
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Eureka Farm ©
Eureka Farm

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Goaty Hill Wines and Yarns Artwork in Silk. Let the collections at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and John Temple Gallery capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Reliquaire, and snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from St Helens to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Latrobe, Mole Creek, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, John Temple Gallery, Alum Cliffs
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

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