27 days in Tasmania Itinerary

27 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.Spend_the_day_observing_fascinating_marine_mammals_with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hobart road trip planner.

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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in March, with highs in Hobart at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Waterfall Bay (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). The adventure continues: steep yourself in 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 explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

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

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: St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens), East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). There's much more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and browse the exhibits of Waubs Bay Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay day trip planning app.

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

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 18th (Thu): appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness, then explore the striking landscape of Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and then take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Derwent Bridge day trip planning website.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Derwent Bridge in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Wildlife Nature Parks

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

2
nights
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls and then trek along Kelly Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Strahan trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Derwent Bridge to Strahan takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kelly Basin
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, then stop by Providore 24, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Dip River Forest Reserve and then take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Stanley journey planner.

Getting from Strahan to Stanley by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Dip River Forest Reserve, Boat Harbour Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Go for a jaunt from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Parrawe to see Hellyer Gorge about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crater Lake Circuit, and look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Launceston.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Hellyer Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves), Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House) and Preston Falls (in Ulverstone). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

Plan trip to Launceston with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Gunns Plains, Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Woolmers Estate
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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