17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Launceston
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Queenstown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Launceston
— 2 nights
End: Launceston

2
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 off the beaten path and head to Freycinet National Park and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Friendly Beaches and East Coast Natureworld. It doesn't end there: get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay planner .

Launceston to Coles Bay is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

East Coast Natureworld, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, then explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement, and then appreciate the history behind Dog Line. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): explore the activities along Fortescue Bay, hike along Waterfall Bay, and then head outdoors with Tasman Arch.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Eaglehawk Neck trip planning app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tasman Arch ©
Tasman Arch
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Seven Mile Beach. Get outdoors at Three Capes Track and Mount Wellington. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider (in Huonville). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Narryna Heritage Museum and browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Tahune Forest AirWalk, Three Capes Track, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach, Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
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 in the pleasant sights at 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.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Queenstown takes 4 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

Iron Blow Lookout, Hogarth Falls
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
Horsetail Falls ©
Horsetail Falls
Iron Blow Lookout ©
Iron Blow Lookout

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
The Overland Track has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Sat), hike along The Overland Track, admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle. On your second day here, hike along Larmairremener tabelti and then take in the awesome beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mole Creek.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
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The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

2
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
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 look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take some stellar pictures from Alum Cliffs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at O'Neills Creek Picnic Reserve, Head underground at King Solomans Caves, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Westmorland Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mole Creek holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Mole Creek takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Mole Creek can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. 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

O'Neills Creek Picnic Reserve, Alum Cliffs
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
O'Neills Creek Picnic Reserve ©
O'Neills Creek Picnic Reserve

2
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
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 look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, admire the sheer force of Preston Falls, then see the interesting displays at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Fossil Bluff.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, 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 Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Wynyard, Wings Wildlife Park, Lillico Beach Conservation Area, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Narawntapu National Park
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Narawntapu National Park ©
Narawntapu National Park
Fossil Bluff ©
Fossil Bluff

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then identify plant and animal life 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 ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, 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

Side Trip

Platypus House
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls
Fishing Charters & Tours

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