14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4 h
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Attractions like Seahorse World and Penny Royal Adventures make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Launceston with a short trip to Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot in Promised Land, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, walk around City Park, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary planning site.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Launceston reach 25°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Seahorse World, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot ©
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then do a tasting at Priory Ridge, and finally admire the sheer force of Halls Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the St Helens trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Halls Falls
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

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.
Family-friendly places like Wineglass Bay and Coles Bay Jetty will thrill your kids. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Friendly Beaches, identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay road trip planning website.

Drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Cranbrook, Waubs Bay Gallery, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Stewarts Bay and Fortescue Bay. Go for a jaunt from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck to see Waterfall Bay about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site, stroll through Three Capes Track, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and appreciate the history behind Dog Line.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Zoodoo Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Cockle Creek (in Southport) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Hobart attractions planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Kingston Beach, Cockle Creek, Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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