15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Devonport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Stanley
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
On the 18th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area, experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, and then wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Devonport vacation planner .

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get little chillier in Devonport: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Neighborhoods Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, Tasmania’s Town of Murals
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Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese ©
Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese

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 19th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and finally contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, then look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston planner .

Drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Longford
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Constitution Dock. Take a break from the city and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Macquarie Island. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Joseph's Catholic Church, indulge your taste buds at Cascade Brewery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip site .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Macquarie Island, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 24th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Dog Line, then contemplate the waterfront views at Fortescue Bay, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay travel planner .

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stop by The Shop in the Bush, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Halls Falls, then learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, and finally kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to St Helens by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Halls Falls, 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
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

3
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 1st (Fri): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip planning tool .

Drive from St Helens to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

1
day
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then stop by The Angel's Share, and finally make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley day trip site .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

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