15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bruny Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Stanley
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
End: Sydney

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.
Let the collections at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Mona capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Richmond Gaol. Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur). The adventure continues: stroll through Opossum Bay Beach, look for gifts at Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip maker .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Hobart at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Museum of Old and New Art, Port Arthur Historic Site, Richmond Gaol, Opossum Bay Beach
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

1
night
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
On the 4th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Cape Bruny Lighthouse, do a tasting at Bruny Island Premium Wines, then shop like a local with Forestvale Design Centre, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Art at The Point Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bruny Island trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Bruny Island are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Wineries Museums Shopping
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Bruny Island Premium Wines ©
Bruny Island Premium Wines
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Art at The Point Gallery ©
Art at The Point Gallery

3
nights
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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and East Coast Natureworld. Visiting Freycinet National Park and Friendly Beaches will get you outdoors. Step out of Coles Bay to go to St Marys and see Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, which is approximately 1h 15 min away.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay itinerary maker .

Getting from Bruny Island to Coles Bay by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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.
Head to Bridestowe Lavender Estate and The Mill Providore Gifts & Galleryfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Platypus House, Goaty Hill Wines
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Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

2
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. On the 11th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Westmorland Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Coles Beach, look for gifts at Turners Beach Berry Patch, then see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and finally experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mole Creek route planner.

Drive from Launceston to Mole Creek in an hour. In February in Mole Creek, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Coles Beach
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse, and then take a leisurely stroll along Boat Harbour Beach. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, stop by Providore 24, then stop by The Angel's Share, then stop by Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, and finally shop like a local with Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Stanley road trip planning app .

Drive from Mole Creek to Stanley in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Boat Harbour Beach
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

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