16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Fly
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Bruny, Ferry to Kettering, Drive to Strahan
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck

Get a sense of the local culture at Coal Mines Historic Site and Port Arthur Historic Site. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wild Ocean Tasmania and Waterfall Bay.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Eaglehawk Neck attractions planner.

Melbourne to Eaglehawk Neck is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Eaglehawk Neck: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as North Hobart and Maritime Museum of Tasmania. Sullivans Cove and Constitution Dock are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Seven Mile Beach (in Seven Mile Beach), Tassie Bound (in New Norfolk) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and browse the exhibits of Richmond Gaol.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

2
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Bruny Island

Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): look for gifts at Bruny Island Honey, look for all kinds of wild species at The Neck, and then stroll through Fluted Cape Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of South Bruny National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bruny Island trip site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Bruny Island can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

2
nights
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Strahan ATV Adventures, then take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then get to know the fascinating history of Spion Kop Lookout.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Strahan online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Strahan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

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.
Get in touch with nature at Friendly Beaches and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Wineglass Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see All4Adventure.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Coles Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh) and Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave & Mole Creek Caves). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston road trip app.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. February in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

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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.