16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Launceston
— 3 nights
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
3
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
4
Hobart
— 4 nights
5
Strahan
— 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum. Get in touch with nature at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of Launceston to go to Longford and see Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, learn about winemaking at Sharmans Wines, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, and view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip tool.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Launceston is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Launceston is minus 2 hours. In February in Launceston, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): let little ones run wild at Melshell Oyster Shack, learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, thenadmire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement, and then get outside with Tasman Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, thencontemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, thenget to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, and finally contemplate the long history of Government Farm.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur day trip planning app.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. February in Port Arthur sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Bellerive Beach. Get some historical perspective at Constitution Dock and St. David's Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Bruny Lighthouse (in Bruny Island), Shene Distillery (in Pontville) and Snug Falls (in Snug). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, learn about winemaking at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, and take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hobart journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, Horseshoe Falls, Cape Bruny Lighthouse, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Moorilla Estate Winery
Highlights from your plan
St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse

3
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Get outdoors at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and Henty Dunes. Let the collections at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and "Wee Georgie Wood" capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Strahan: Spion Kop Lookout (in Queenstown) and Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston). There's more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Strahan online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Franklin River Nature Trail, "Wee Georgie Wood", Spion Kop Lookout, Iron Blow Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park ©
Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
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"Wee Georgie Wood"

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