16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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St Helens
— 1 night
Drive
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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck

You'll get in some beach time at Fortescue Bay and Safety Cove Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maria Island National Park and Tasman Arch. Change things up with these side-trips from Eaglehawk Neck: Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Government Farm (in Port Arthur).

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Eaglehawk Neck vacation planning site.

Sydney to Eaglehawk Neck is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Eaglehawk Neck to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

5
nights
Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Get outdoors at Raptor Refuge and Horseshoe Falls. Museum-lovers will appreciate Maritime Museum of Tasmania and Salamanca Arts Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park), The Neck (in Bruny Island) and Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider (in Huonville). There's still lots to do: browse the fresh offerings at Farm Gate Market, stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Hobart sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Friendly Beaches and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get a sense of the local culture at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Spiky Bridge. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, approximately Bicheno away. Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

1
night
St Helens

Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy, take some stellar pictures from St Helens Point Conservation Area, kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then explore the galleries of East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read St Helens trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to St Helens by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in St Helens are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

3
nights
Launceston

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marakoopa Cave and Lilydale Falls. Get in touch with nature at Mole Creek Caves and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Venture out of the city with trips to Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena), Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.