16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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Launceston
— 3 nights
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St Helens
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 3 nights
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Drive to Bruny, Ferry to Kettering, Drive to Hobart
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Launceston

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tamar Island Wetlands and Lilydale Falls. Museum-lovers will appreciate Yarns Artwork in Silk and House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Deloraine Creative Studios (in Deloraine), Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Launceston day trip app.

Mildura to Launceston is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Mildura in November, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy, admire the sheer force of Halls Falls, then stroll through Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the St Helens trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maria Island National Park and Wineglass Bay. Get outdoors at Freycinet National Park and All4Adventure. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). There's lots more to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay attractions planner.

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bruny Island

— 3 nights
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Step out of the city life by going to South Bruny National Park and The Neck. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Inala Nature Tours and Bruny Island Honey. The adventure continues: hike along Fluted Cape Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruny Island road trip website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Coles Bay to Bruny Island in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. November in Bruny Island sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Hobart

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wild Ocean Tasmania and Salamanca Arts Centre. Let the collections at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and MARITIME MUSEUM OF TASMANIA capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Mount Field National Park (Horseshoe Falls & Russell Falls), Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Tessellated Pavement (in Eaglehawk Neck). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, go for a charming ride with Heritage Horse Drawn Carriages, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and do a tasting at Moorilla Estate Winery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

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.