12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Dubbo
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mole Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dubbo

2
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, and then examine the collection at Don River Railway.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ulverstone online trip planner .

Dubbo to Ulverstone is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dubbo in September: highs in Ulverstone hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Burnie, Gunns Plains, Don River Railway
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Don River Railway ©
Don River Railway

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 26th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs, then explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, then Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Westmorland Falls.

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Getting from Ulverstone to Mole Creek by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mole Creek are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Alum Cliffs
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
Westmorland Falls ©
Westmorland Falls

2
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.
On the 27th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Pilgrim Uniting Church. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, do a tasting at Entally Estate, then contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, then contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and finally admire the striking features of Franklin House.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Launceston road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Mole Creek to Launceston in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longford
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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 29th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park. On your second day here, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and then kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Gala Estate Vineyard, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

2
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Bruny National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Cape Bruny Lighthouse, learn about winemaking at Bruny Island Premium Wines, and then trek along Fluted Cape Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruny Island travel route planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Coles Bay to Bruny Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. September in Bruny Island sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
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South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Bruny Island Premium Wines ©
Bruny Island Premium Wines

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, then stroll through Nutgrove Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fern Tree. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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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 October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Fern Tree, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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