17 days in Tasmania & Greater Hobart Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania & Greater Hobart Itinerary

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Fly to Launceston Airport, Drive to St Helens
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St Helens
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mole Creek
— 1 night
Drive
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Gunns Plains
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zeehan
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
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St Helens

— 1 night
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 27th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Halls Falls, then browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, then play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the St Helens trip itinerary maker tool.

Brisbane to St Helens is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Brisbane in March, expect St Helens to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Golf

Side Trip

Coles Bay

— 2 nights
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.
On the 28th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, then kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, then kick back and relax at Hazards Beach, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip builder app.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Launceston

— 3 nights

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.
Visit Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Brickendon Estate for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to The Low Head Lighthouse and City Park Radio Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to George Town (George Town Watch House, Bass & Flinders Centre, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Franklin House, examine the collection at Launceston Tramway Museum, explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania, and take in the exciting artwork at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Launceston tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Launceston are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek

— 1 night
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Westmorland Falls, then explore and take pictures at Llama Farma, then explore the world behind art at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mole Creek travel planner.

Getting from Launceston to Mole Creek by car takes about an hour. In April in Mole Creek, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gunns Plains.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Gunns Plains

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, then identify plant and animal life at Hellyer Gorge, then relax in the rural setting at Guide Falls Farm, and finally learn about winemaking at Leven Valley Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): look for gifts at Wilmot Country Store and then relax in the rural setting at The Truffledore.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gunns Plains itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Mole Creek to Gunns Plains in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Mole Creek, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Gunns Plains, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zeehan.

Things to do in Gunns Plains

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Zeehan

— 1 night
Zeehan is a town on the west coast of Tasmania, Australia 139km south-west of Burnie. On the 5th (Mon), look for gifts at Zeehan Rock Shop, then make a trip to Spray Tunnel, then take in panoramic vistas at Reece Dam, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zeehan trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Gunns Plains to Zeehan takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Zeehan

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
You've now added Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill to your itinerary. On the 6th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, stop by Wilderness Woodworks Strahan, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Strahan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zeehan to Strahan takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Hobart

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Runnymede House, then take an in-depth tour of Narryna Heritage Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Lark Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): get advice or help at Channel Museum, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Refuge, then kick back and relax at Long Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Brooke Street Pier.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Hobart, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck

— 3 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Devil's Kitchen and The Separate Prison. Escape the urban bustle at Shipstern Bluff and Waterfall Bay. Take a break from Eaglehawk Neck with a short trip to Copping Convict and Colonial Collection in Copping, about 32 minutes away.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Eaglehawk Neck trip builder website.

Drive from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Eaglehawk Neck are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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.

Greater Hobart travel guide

4.4
Mountains · Art Museums · Shopping