16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hobart
— 4 nights
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
4
St Helens
— 1 night
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
6
Launceston
— 3 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Family-friendly places like Salamanca Market and Mount Wellington will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Cockle Creek (in Southport) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Kingston Beach, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Hobart trip maker tool.

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. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Cockle Creek, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Kingston Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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 (Mon): see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, thenget to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, thenexplore the activities along Fortescue Bay, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur vacation builder website.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Bring the kids along to Friendly Beaches and Freycinet National Park. Visiting Wineglass Bay Lookout and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Spiky Bridge (in Swansea) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online travel route planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard, Spiky Bridge, 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

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, take in the exciting artwork at Suncoast Gallery, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, thenbrowse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the St Helens trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 22nd (Sun), explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip planning site.

You can drive from St Helens to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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.
Bridestowe Lavender Estate and Woolmers Estate will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Seahorse World (in Beauty Point). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, and explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Launceston tour planning tool.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Seahorse World, Woolmers Estate, Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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