15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Geeveston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve and then admire the engineering at Trevallyn Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, then steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, then get a taste of the local shopping with Design Centre Tasmania, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Launceston journey planner .

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in November; daily highs in Launceston reach 22°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stop by The Shop in the Bush, admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our St Helens itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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 Wineglass Bay Lookout and Honeymoon Bay for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gala Estate Vineyard and Spiky Bridge. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see Melshell Oysters in Swansea, approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches and take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay online travel route planner .

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Swansea, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seven Mile Beach and Bellerive Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and St John the Baptist Chuch (in Buckland). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Mona, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip builder tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Hobart, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Tasmania, Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Richmond Bridge, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur vacation planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

2
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
On the 14th (Wed), hike along Tahune Forest AirWalk and then do a tasting at Panorama Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Hartz Mountains National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Geeveston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Geeveston takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Geeveston

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Tasmania
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
Panorama Vineyard ©
Panorama Vineyard

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. On the next day, see the interesting displays at "Wee Georgie Wood", contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then stroll through Larmairremener tabelti.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Geeveston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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