21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Ferry + Taxi:  3 h
5
Bruny Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  2 h
6
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Brisbane

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Yarns Artwork in Silk or Tamar Valley Art Shack. Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Holy Trinity Anglican Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Mole Creek (Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary & Mole Creek Caves) and The Low Head Lighthouse (in Low Head). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll around City Park, learn about winemaking at The Pinot Shop, and take some stellar pictures from Alum Cliffs.

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Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in April, with highs in Launceston at 20°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Platypus House, Yarns Artwork in Silk, Alum Cliffs, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

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 19th (Sun): browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, thenplay a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens trip planner.

Getting from Launceston to St Helens by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Golf

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
Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course ©

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to East Coast Natureworld and Freycinet National Park. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wineglass Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Spiky Bridge (in Swansea) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, get interesting insight from Tours, and view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Spiky Bridge, Melshell Oyster Shack
Highlights from your plan
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

3
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Explore hidden gems such as Maria Island National Park and Devil's Kitchen. Escape the urban bustle at Tasman Arch and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Explore Eaglehawk Neck's surroundings by going to Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Government Farm (in Port Arthur).

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck trip planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Maria Island National Park, Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Highlights from your plan
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

3
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Do your shopping at Art at The Point Gallery and Bruny Island Honey. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Neck and Cape Bruny Lighthouse. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Bruny National Park, learn about winemaking at Bruny Island Premium Wines, see the interesting displays at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, and view the masterpieces at Forestvale Design Centre.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bruny Island trip builder.

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and taxi from Eaglehawk Neck to Bruny Island takes 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

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

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Richmond Gaol and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. For shopping fun, head to Salamanca Market or The Wicked Cheese Co.. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Mount Field National Park (Russell Falls & Lady Barron Falls), Lawrenny Estate Distillery (in Ouse) and Raptor Refuge (in Kettering). There's much more to do: stroll through Seven Mile Beach, take a tour of May Queen, view the masterpieces at Salamanca Arts Centre, and do a tasting at Moorilla Estate Winery.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bruny Island to Hobart by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Richmond, Mount Field National Park, Berriedale, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Lawrenny Estate Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

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