13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4 h
1
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Marakoopa Cave. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Tamar Valley and Mole Creek Caves. Venture out of the city with trips to Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land), Liffey Falls (in Deloraine) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, learn about winemaking at Leven Valley Vineyard, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Launceston sightseeing planner.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Launceston at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Mole Creek, Platypus House, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, Liffey Falls
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Liffey Falls ©
Liffey Falls
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
St Helens

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and then play a few rounds at Scamander River Golf Course.

To find photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our St Helens driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Scamander River Golf Course, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

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.
Step out of the city life by going to East Coast Natureworld and Wineglass Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Freycinet National Park and Friendly Beaches. Step out of Coles Bay with an excursion to Melshell Oyster Shack in Dolphin Sands--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours and do a tasting at Milton Vineyard.

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay holiday planner.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Milton Vineyard, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): head off the coast to Maria Island National Park and then steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Fortescue Bay, then take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, then head outdoors with Tasman Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To find maps, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck online day trip planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck by car takes about 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Eaglehawk Neck can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Coal Mines Historic Site, Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Tasman Arch ©
Tasman Arch

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Russell Falls and Seven Mile Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Neck and Tahune Forest AirWalk. There's still lots to do: get great views at Mount Nelson Lookout, stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. In April in Hobart, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Richmond, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Moorilla Estate Winery, Russell Falls, Seven Mile Beach
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
The Neck ©
The Neck

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