15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Ulverstone
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Salamanca Whiskey Bar as well as South Seas Cocktail Lounge. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Port Arthur Historic Site in Port Arthur, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, Hobart is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Port Arthur Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

4
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ulverstone: House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate (in Latrobe), Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, & more) and Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, admire the sheer force of Preston Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, and take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ulverstone planning app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Ulverstone takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, Giant Penguin, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, The Nut State Reserve
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Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Launceston tour builder app .

You can drive from Ulverstone to Launceston in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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 Coles Bay to go to Dolphin Sands and see Melshell Oyster Shack, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay driving holiday tool .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, 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

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