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 East Coast Natureworld and Freycinet National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Friendly Beaches and Dolphin & Whale Watching. It doesn't end there: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay online itinerary planner.

Launceston to Coles Bay is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.
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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.
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Hobart — 3 nights

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 Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore hidden gems such as Tahune Forest AirWalk and Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider. Step out of Hobart to go to Port Arthur and see Three Capes Track, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take an in-depth tour of Narryna Heritage Museum, browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach.

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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.
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Queenstown — 1 night

The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls, take in the pleasant sights at Horsetail Falls, take some stellar pictures from Iron Blow Lookout, then get to know the fascinating history of Spion Kop Lookout, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Queenstown in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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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 look for all kinds of wild species at 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.
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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 look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take some stellar pictures from Alum Cliffs. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life 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.
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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 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 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.
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Launceston — 2 nights

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 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.
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Tasmania travel guide

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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.
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