24 days in Tasmania Itinerary

24 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 2 nights
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Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 2 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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Burnie
— 1 night
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George Town
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 4 nights
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St Helens
— 1 night
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Swansea
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Hobart

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, then look for gifts at Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hobart planner.

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Hobart. Traveling from Perth in March, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Parks

Bruny Island

— 2 nights
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
On the 10th (Thu), make a trip to Cape Bruny Lighthouse and then do a tasting at Bruny Island Premium Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): stroll through Fluted Cape Trail, stroll through The Neck, and then trek along Labillardiere Peninsula Walk.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Bruny Island online route planner.

Getting from Hobart to Bruny Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Bruny Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Derwent Bridge

— 1 night
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Derwent Bridge visit website.

You can drive from Bruny Island to Derwent Bridge in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ocean Beach and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Strahan online itinerary planner.

Getting from Derwent Bridge to Strahan by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Queenstown.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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 14th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls and then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Queenstown trip planning website.

You can drive from Strahan to Queenstown in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Queenstown

Nature · Parks · Museums
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 15th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain and then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Keep things going the next day: hike along Marion's Lookout Walk and then surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park journey planner.

Getting from Queenstown to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Burnie.

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

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Burnie

— 1 night
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Makers Workshop, stroll through Penguin Observation Centre, and then surround yourself with nature on Wynyard Penguin Tours.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Burnie online driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Burnie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 18th (Fri), you're off to George Town.

Things to do in Burnie

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

George Town

— 2 nights
George Town is a large town in north-east Tasmania, on the eastern bank of the mouth of the Tamar River. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Low Head Penguin Tours and then visit a coastal fixture at The Low Head Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Platypus House, then take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and then learn about winemaking at Pipers Brook Vineyard.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the George Town day trip planner.

You can drive from Burnie to George Town in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in George Town are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Launceston

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Prestige Tours Tasmania and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania. Get outdoors at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Yarns Artwork in Silk (in Deloraine) and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

You can plan Launceston trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from George Town to Launceston by car takes about an hour. In March, daytime highs in Launceston are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

St Helens

— 1 night
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 24th (Thu): admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then identify plant and animal life at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the St Helens holiday planning app.

Getting from Launceston to St Helens by car takes about 2.5 hours. March in St Helens sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Swansea.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Swansea

— 2 nights
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Swansea trip planning tool.

You can drive from St Helens to Swansea in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Swansea can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 27th (Sun), you'll travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Swansea

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hobart

— 3 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Port Arthur Historic Site and Sullivans Cove are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 28th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. See some other sides of Hobart: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery, take a stroll through North Hobart, and do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hobart online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Swansea to Hobart in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Wineries · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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.