22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  4​h
1
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Launceston
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

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. Explore Ulverstone's surroundings by going to Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, & more). It doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Preston Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ulverstone holiday maker .

Melbourne to Ulverstone is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, things will get slightly colder in Ulverstone: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Gunns Plains Caves
Highlights from your plan
Marion's Lookout Walk ©
Marion's Lookout Walk
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

1
night
Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge ©
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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair, and then take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Derwent Bridge tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Derwent Bridge takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lake St. Clair, Franklin River Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

5
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.
Hobart is known for nature, shopping, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Derwent Bridge to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Richmond Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

4
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Take a break from Port Arthur with a short trip to Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park, and kick back and relax at Safety Cove Beach.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 22nd (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Twamley Farm, then get great views at Three Thumbs Lookout, then enjoy the sand and surf at Raspins Beach, and finally do a tasting at Darlington Vineyard.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Orford trip builder website .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Orford in 2 hours. In March in Orford, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Twamley Farm
Highlights from your plan
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm
Three Thumbs Lookout ©
Three Thumbs Lookout

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands), East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Orford to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, St Columba Waterfall, Gala Estate Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House) and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, wander the streets of Design Inn, and steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Woolmers Estate, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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