17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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Port Arthur
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 5 nights

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Launceston

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.
Launceston is known for wildlife, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, explore the activities along Tamar River, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston tour builder tool.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in December, you will find days in Launceston are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are much colder (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

2
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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 8th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, hike along Kelly Basin, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jukes.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Strahan attractions planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay route maker.

You can drive from Strahan to Coles Bay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area

3
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Change things up with a short trip to Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and appreciate the history behind Dog Line.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur holiday website.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

5
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Hobart

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Shene Distillery (in Pontville). On the 17th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hobart online travel planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Food Tours
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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