17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hobart
— 3 nights
2
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
3
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
5
Launceston
— 3 nights
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Russell Falls and Raptor Refuge. Do some cultural sightseeing at Constitution Dock and Richmond Gaol. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Horseshoe Falls (in Mount Field National Park). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, shop like a local with Salamanca Arts Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Presbyterian Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kingston Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Hobart tour itinerary planner.

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Mount Field National Park, Raptor Refuge, Moorilla Estate Winery, Tahune Forest AirWalk
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

2
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
On the 26th (Sat), look for gifts at Bruny Island Honey, identify plant and animal life at The Neck, and then trek along Fluted Cape Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Cape Bruny Lighthouse and then explore the striking landscape of South Bruny National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bruny Island day trip planning tool.

Getting from Hobart to Bruny Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Bruny Island are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Neck ©
The Neck
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park and then steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Fortescue Bay.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Eaglehawk Neck online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Bruny Island to Eaglehawk Neck takes 6 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Arthur Historic Site, Maria Island National Park, Coal Mines Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay

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.
Visit Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay for some beach relaxation. Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Waubs Bay Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, approximately Bicheno away. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay road trip planner.

Getting from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 a sense of the local culture at Franklin House and Design Centre Tasmania. Head to Yarns Artwork in Silk and The Mill Providore Gifts & Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to King Solomans Caves (in Mole Creek), Llama Farma (in Elizabeth Town) and Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, see the interesting displays at City Park Radio Museum, and contemplate the long history of Entally House.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Launceston journey planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

King Solomans Caves, Llama Farma, Alum Cliffs, Yarns Artwork in Silk
Highlights from your plan
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 5th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hellyer Gorge.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, Hellyer Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Hellyer Gorge ©
Hellyer Gorge

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