15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
1
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
6
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Ulverstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Brisbane

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Orford trip itinerary maker.

Brisbane to Orford is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in April: high temperatures in Orford hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Buckland, Maria Island National Park
Highlights from your plan
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tasmanian Bushland Garden ©
Tasmanian Bushland Garden
Three Thumbs Lookout ©
Three Thumbs Lookout

2
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.
On the 13th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let little ones run wild at Melshell Oyster Shack, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and then don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planning website .

You can drive from Orford to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Melshell Oyster Shack, Bicheno Blowhole
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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 15th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, hike along Three Capes Track, and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Arthur online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
Hobart is known for nature, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tasting House - Coal River Valley Wine Tours, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market

1
night
Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge ©
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. On the 20th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair, and then take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Derwent Bridge road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Derwent Bridge takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake St. Clair, Franklin River Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 21st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then stop by Providore 24, and finally get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Stanley journey site .

Drive from Derwent Bridge to Stanley in 4 hours. In April in Stanley, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Stanley Discovery Museum ©
Stanley Discovery Museum

1
night
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. On the 22nd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area, then get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, then sample the fine beverages at Southern Wild Distillery, and finally get lost in a book at Devonport Library.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ulverstone trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Ulverstone takes 1.5 hours. In April in Ulverstone, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Devonport
Highlights from your plan
Bass Strait Maritime Centre ©
Bass Strait Maritime Centre
Devonport Library ©
Devonport Library
Southern Wild Distillery ©
Southern Wild Distillery

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Loira Vines (in Sidmouth). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stop by Honey Tasmania - The Beehive, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and stroll around City Park.

Planning Launceston trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Honey Tasmania - The Beehive, Loira Vines, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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