21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Hobart
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Bruny Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Woolmers Estate and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village. Visiting Tamar Island Wetlands and Cataract Gorge Reserve will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, savor the flavors at Entally Estate, and snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Launceston online trip itinerary builder .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Launceston at 20°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longford, Goaty Hill Wines, Holm Oak Vineyards, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
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Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines

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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Turners Beach Berry Patch, look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, and finally admire the sheer force of Preston Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Reliquaire, and then wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ulverstone online visit planner .

Drive from Launceston to Ulverstone in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Reliquaire, Tasmania’s Town of Murals, Turners Beach Berry Patch
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Reliquaire ©
Reliquaire

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and Hogarth Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Lake St. Clair and The Overland Track. Take a break from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with a short trip to Westmorland Falls in Mole Creek, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Strahan, Westmorland Falls
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
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Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

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.
Get outdoors at Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Swansea to see Melshell Oysters about 46 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, and learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Melshell Oysters, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Gala Estate Vineyard, Waubs Bay Gallery
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
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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
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Fortescue Bay, stroll through Three Capes Track, and then stroll through Waterfall Bay.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Eaglehawk Neck trip maker site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Maria Island National Park, Three Capes Track
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seven Mile Beach and Franklin River Nature Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider (in Huonville) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). Next up on the itinerary: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, browse the fresh offerings at Farm Gate Market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Hobart online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. In November in Hobart, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Puddleduck Vineyard, Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider, Franklin River Nature Trail, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Step out of the city life by going to South Bruny National Park and Bruny Island Quarantine Station. Head to Bruny Island Honey and Art at The Point Galleryfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Bruny Lighthouse, do a tasting at Bruny Island Premium Wines, see the interesting displays at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, and trek along Fluted Cape Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bruny Island travel route planner .

Getting from Hobart to Bruny Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
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Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration ©

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