20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mount Field National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
St Helens
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

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 in touch with nature at Platypus House and The Tamar Valley. Museum-lovers will get to explore Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania. Step out of Launceston with an excursion to Ben Lomond National Park in Ben Lomond National Park--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, and explore the galleries of Greenoaks Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Launceston vacation maker app .

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in June, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Platypus House, Tasmanian Glassblowers, Ben Lomond National Park
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

2
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and then examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Westmorland Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, then take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs, and finally admire the masterpieces at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum.

Plan trip to Mole Creek with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Mole Creek takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Alum Cliffs, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©

3
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Russell Falls and Waddamana Power Station Museum. Visiting Franklin River Nature Trail and Tall Trees Walk will get you outdoors. Step out of Mount Field National Park with an excursion to Tarraleah Power Station Lookout in Tarraleah--about 1h 05 min away.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Field National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Mole Creek to Mount Field National Park takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Waddamana Power Station Museum, Willow Creek Miniature Goats, Franklin River Nature Trail, Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, Maydena Bike Park
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Waddamana Power Station Museum ©
Waddamana Power Station Museum
Maydena Bike Park ©
Maydena Bike Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tahune Forest AirWalk and Mount Wellington. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Richmond Gaol. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Tessellated Pavement (in Eaglehawk Neck), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Three Thumbs Lookout (in Orford). Spend the 14th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, view the masterpieces at Nolan Art Gallery & School, and see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mount Field National Park to Hobart in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tessellated Pavement, Mona, Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Three Thumbs Lookout
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get outdoors at East Coast Natureworld and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Friendly Beaches, enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, and take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay travel planner.

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
On the 19th (Wed), kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and finally browse the exhibits of East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, then browse the exhibits of Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, then examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, and finally relax in the rural setting at Eureka Farm.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the St Helens attractions app .

Getting from Coles Bay to St Helens by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in St Helens sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

St Marys, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe, Eureka Farm
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery

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