17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Brisbane

3
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.
Hobart is known for nature, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck to see Waterfall Bay about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, trek along Three Capes Track, get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, and explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur holiday builder tool .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard, take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout, enjoy some diversion at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Baptist Chuch, and finally relax in the rural setting at Twamley Farm.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Orford tour builder.

Getting from Port Arthur to Orford by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Orford can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Buckland
Highlights from your plan
Darlington Vineyard ©
Darlington Vineyard
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm
Tasmanian Bushland Garden ©
Tasmanian Bushland Garden

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, explore the galleries of Waubs Bay Gallery, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Orford to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ulverstone: Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains), Sheffield (Mosaic Pathway & Tasmania’s Town of Murals) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Marion's Lookout Walk, Dove Lake Circuit, &more). It doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Preston Falls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ulverstone sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Coles Bay to Ulverstone by car takes about 3 hours. In April in Ulverstone, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Sheffield, Gunns Plains Caves
Highlights from your plan
Marion's Lookout Walk ©
Marion's Lookout Walk
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Launceston day trip site .

You can drive from Ulverstone to Launceston in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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