16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Bruny, Ferry to Kettering, Drive to Strahan
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Devonport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
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St Helens
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
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Hobart

— 2 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like MARITIME MUSEUM OF TASMANIA and Museum of Old and New Art (Mona). Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Change things up with a short trip to Tahune Forest AirWalk in Geeveston (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, admire the striking features of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery, and explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner.

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Perth in April, with highs in Hobart at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Bruny Island

— 2 nights
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Bruny National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Cape Bruny Lighthouse, then look for gifts at Bruny Island Honey, then see the interesting displays at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fluted Cape Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruny Island trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get outside with Henty Dunes, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Strahan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Devonport.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Devonport

— 3 nights
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Get outdoors at Mole Creek Caves and Marakoopa Cave. Don River Railway and Bass Strait Maritime Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains), Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek) and Leven Canyon (in Ulverstone). The adventure continues: hike along Marion's Lookout Walk, take a stroll through Tasmania’s Town of Murals, see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Devonport route app.

Getting from Strahan to Devonport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Launceston

— 2 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Liffey Falls, view the masterpieces at Yarns Artwork in Silk, then take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Low Head Penguin Tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Launceston journey maker site.

Getting from Devonport to Launceston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

St Helens

— 1 night
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.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Halls Falls, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Aloha Dreaming Massage.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in St Helens are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 2 nights
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 6th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park. On your second day here, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, then learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, and finally get great views at Whalers Lookout.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online travel planner.

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park and then steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, get interesting insight from Wild Ocean Tasmania, then take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and finally get outside with Tasman Arch.

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Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.