23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hobart
— 3 nights
2
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
3
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
4
Mount Field National Park
— 2 nights
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
6
St Helens
— 1 night
7
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
8
Launceston
— 5 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Raptor Refuge and Mount Wellington. You'll get in some beach time at Seven Mile Beach and Nutgrove Beach. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Cygnet Living History Museum (in Cygnet) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, and admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart route maker website.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Hobart reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Raptor Refuge, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach, Cygnet Living History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

2
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): stop by Bruny Island Honey, look for all kinds of wild species at The Neck, and then trek along Fluted Cape Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Bruny Lighthouse and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Bruny National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bruny Island trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. October in Bruny Island sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
The Neck ©
The Neck
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Three Capes Track and Tasman Arch. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Fortescue Bay. Step out of Port Arthur with an excursion to Coal Mines Historic Site in Saltwater River--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, steep yourself in history at Government Farm, and take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur online tour itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Bruny Island to Port Arthur in 5.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Coal Mines Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

2
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
On the 5th (Thu), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lawrenny Estate Distillery, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at Maydena Bike Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lady Barron Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Russell Falls, identify plant and animal life at Tall Trees Walk, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Field National Park trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Mount Field National Park in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Maydena Bike Park, Lawrenny Estate Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
Lady Barron Falls ©
Lady Barron Falls

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wineglass Bay and Coles Bay Jetty. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Freycinet National Park and Friendly Beaches. Change things up with a short trip to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, get interesting insight from Tours, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay road trip planning site.

Drive from Mount Field National Park to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet
Highlights from your plan
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, thenkick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, thencast your line with a fishing tour, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the St Helens itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Pyengana Dairy, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stroll through Larmairremener tabelti and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from St Helens to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Launceston.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and The Tamar Valley. Explore hidden gems such as Wings Wildlife Park and Gunns Plains Caves. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford), Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh) and Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave & Mole Creek Caves). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Gunns Plains, Beauty Point, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Preston Falls
Highlights from your plan
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

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