17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Queenstown
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Mole Creek
— 2 nights
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Ulverstone
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 2 nights

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Freycinet National Park and Friendly Beaches. Escape the urban bustle at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Coles Bay with an excursion to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip builder app.

Launceston to Coles Bay is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

Eaglehawk Neck

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Fortescue Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay, and then get outside with Tasman Arch.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Eaglehawk Neck trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Eaglehawk Neck, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

Hobart

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Three Capes Track. Explore hidden gems such as Tahune Forest AirWalk and Seven Mile Beach. Step out of Hobart to go to Huonville and see Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, get engrossed in the history at Narryna Heritage Museum, and browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

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Drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 21:

Queenstown

— 1 night
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Nelson Falls, take some stellar pictures from Horsetail Falls, take in panoramic vistas at Iron Blow Lookout, then get great views at Spion Kop Lookout, and finally admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 22:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
You've now added The Overland Track to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): hike along The Overland Track, then admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and finally stroll through Devils @ Cradle. On your second day here, hike along Larmairremener tabelti and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park planner.

You can drive from Queenstown to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:

Mole Creek

— 2 nights
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, then stroll through Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take some stellar pictures from Alum Cliffs. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at O'Neills Creek Picnic Reserve, then explore the fascinating underground world of King Solomans Caves, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Westmorland Falls.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mole Creek online itinerary planner.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Mole Creek by car takes about 2.5 hours. March in Mole Creek sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Ulverstone

— 2 nights
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. On the 27th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Narawntapu National Park, then see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and then stroll through Lillico Beach Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wings Wildlife Park, admire the sheer force of Preston Falls, then view the masterpieces at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Fossil Bluff.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ulverstone trip builder tool.

Drive from Mole Creek to Ulverstone in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

Launceston

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platypus House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally stroll around City Park. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Ulverstone to Launceston in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:

Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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.