29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  10 h
1
King Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
2
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Stanley
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Brisbane

2
nights
King Island

King Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): look for gifts at King Island Dairy, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Wickham Lighthouse, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Wickham Links, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Currie Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: explore by horseback at King Island Trail Rides, explore the striking landscape at Calcified Forest, then take in the exciting artwork at King Island Cultural Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at King Island Rambles.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the King Island holiday maker app.

Brisbane to King Island is an approximately 10- hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in King Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
King Island Trail Rides ©
King Island Trail Rides
King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles
King Island Dairy ©
King Island Dairy

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House). Dedicate the 21st (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, walk around City Park, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston vacation maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from King Island to Launceston. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore Stanley's surroundings by going to Makers Workshop (in Burnie), Arthur River (The Tarkine Drive, Edge of the World, &more) and Lobster Ponds (in Flowerdale). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, and look for gifts at The Angel's Share.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Stanley road trip app.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Arthur River, Makers Workshop, The Arty Duck, Lobster Ponds, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Boat Tours & Water Sports

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 29th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Strahan online route maker.

You can drive from Stanley to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Eric Thomas Galley Museum
Highlights from your plan
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Boat Tours & Water Sports
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Eureka Farm (in Scamander), East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and St Helens (East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, Suncoast Gallery, &more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park, take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, and take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planner.

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, St Helens, Coles Bay Jetty, Craigie Knowe Vineyard, Eureka Farm
Highlights from your plan
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tasman Arch in Eaglehawk Neck (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park, get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, make a trip to Remarkable Cave, and examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Maria Island National Park
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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 10th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Bruny Island Berry Farm, then don't miss a visit to Cape Bruny Lighthouse, and then do a tasting at Bruny Island Premium Wines. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Bruny Island Honey, look for all kinds of wild species at The Neck, and then explore the striking landscape of South Bruny National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruny Island online day trip planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Bruny Island in 3.5 hours. June in Bruny Island sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

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

4
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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Bruny Island to Hobart takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Moonah Arts Centre, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

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