17 days in Tasmania & Greater Hobart Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania & Greater Hobart Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Mole Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Gunns Plains
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Zeehan
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
7
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
8
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Brisbane

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 27th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Halls Falls, then browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, then play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the St Helens trip itinerary maker tool.

Brisbane to St Helens is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Brisbane in March, expect St Helens to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Halls Falls
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Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course ©
Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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.
On the 28th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, then kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, then kick back and relax at Hazards Beach, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip builder app.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
Visit Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Brickendon Estate for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Bass & Flinders Centre and Design Centre Tasmania. Venture out of the city with trips to The Low Head Lighthouse (in Low Head) and George Town (George Town Watch House & Mt George Lookout). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, see the interesting displays at Franklin House, take in the exciting artwork at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, and snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Launceston attractions planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

George Town, Longford, The Low Head Lighthouse
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Franklin House ©
Franklin House
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre

1
night
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. On the 2nd (Fri), admire the sheer force of Westmorland Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Llama Farma, then explore the world behind art at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum, and finally explore and take pictures at Alum Cliffs.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mole Creek trip builder site.

Drive from Launceston to Mole Creek in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Mole Creek are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Gunns Plains.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Alum Cliffs, Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum, Llama Farma
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Llama Farma ©
Llama Farma
Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum ©
Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum

2
nights
Gunns Plains

Gunns Plains ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, then identify plant and animal life at Hellyer Gorge, then relax in the rural setting at Guide Falls Farm, and finally learn about winemaking at Leven Valley Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): look for gifts at Wilmot Country Store and then relax in the rural setting at The Truffledore.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gunns Plains itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Mole Creek to Gunns Plains in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Mole Creek, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Gunns Plains, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zeehan.

Things to do in Gunns Plains

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hellyer Gorge, Wilmot Country Store, Guide Falls Farm, The Truffledore
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Wilmot Country Store ©
Wilmot Country Store
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Hellyer Gorge ©
Hellyer Gorge

1
night
Zeehan

Zeehan ©
Zeehan is a town on the west coast of Tasmania, Australia 139km south-west of Burnie. On the 5th (Mon), look for gifts at Zeehan Rock Shop, then make a trip to Spray Tunnel, then take in panoramic vistas at Reece Dam, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zeehan trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Gunns Plains to Zeehan takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Zeehan

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Montezuma Falls
Highlights from your plan
Montezuma Falls ©
Montezuma Falls
Spray Tunnel ©
Spray Tunnel
Reece Dam ©
Reece Dam

1
night
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
You've now added Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill to your itinerary. On the 6th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, stop by Wilderness Woodworks Strahan, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Strahan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zeehan to Strahan takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan ©
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Runnymede House, then take an in-depth tour of Narryna Heritage Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Lark Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): get advice or help at Channel Museum, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Refuge, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Brooke Street Pier.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In April in Hobart, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Channel Museum, Raptor Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge
St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral
Runnymede House ©
Runnymede House

3
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Devil's Kitchen and Paupers Depot. Escape the urban bustle at Waterfall Bay and Denison Canal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eaglehawk Neck: Copping Convict and Colonial Collection (in Copping) and Shipstern Bluff (in Port Arthur).

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Eaglehawk Neck day trip website.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Copping Convict and Colonial Collection, Denison Canal
Highlights from your plan
The Separate Prison ©
The Separate Prison
Devil's Kitchen ©
Devil's Kitchen
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

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