26 days in Tasmania Itinerary

26 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Sydney

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House), Preston Falls (in Ulverstone) and Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, learn about winemaking at Bell & Gong, and view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston online day trip planner.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in March: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Longford, Beauty Point, Gunns Plains, Preston Falls, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
When in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, make a side trip to see Hellyer Gorge in Parrawe, approximately Parrawe away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, trek along Crater Lake Circuit, and identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park attractions planning website.

Drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

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

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Hellyer Gorge
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, then stop by Providore 24, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Dip River Forest Reserve and then cruise along Boat Harbour Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Stanley visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. March in Stanley sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Boat Harbour Beach, Dip River Forest Reserve
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

2
nights
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 15th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jukes, and then trek along Kelly Basin. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Strahan trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Stanley to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Queenstown
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

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 17th (Wed): appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and then take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Derwent Bridge trip planning site.

You can drive from Strahan to Derwent Bridge in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park ©
Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

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 find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno), Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). The adventure continues: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Derwent Bridge to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Arthur: Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Waterfall Bay (in Eaglehawk Neck). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and appreciate the history behind Dog Line.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur itinerary builder.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Coal Mines Historic Site, 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

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hobart attractions planning website.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Tasting House - Coal River Valley Wine Tours, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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