30 days in Tasmania Itinerary

30 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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30 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
1
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Dover
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
12
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 25th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, 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: visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse Experience and then cruise along Boat Harbour Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley road trip planning website .

Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect Stanley to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Wynyard
Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

2
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Spion Kop Lookout, get great views at Iron Blow Lookout, admire the sheer force of Nelson Falls, then get great views at Horsetail Falls, and finally examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Kelly Basin and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jukes.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Queenstown trip planning site .

You can drive from Stanley to Queenstown in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Iron Blow Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
Kelly Basin ©
Kelly Basin
Iron Blow Lookout ©
Iron Blow Lookout

2
nights
Strahan

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 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, stroll through Ocean Beach, then get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and finally look for gifts at Zeehan Rock Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Spray Tunnel, head outdoors with Henty Dunes, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Strahan trip site .

You can drive from Queenstown to Strahan in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Zeehan
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
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. On the 2nd (Mon), pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, then explore the striking landscape of Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, then get great views at King William Saddle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Franklin River Nature Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Derwent Bridge trip maker app .

Drive from Strahan to Derwent Bridge in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

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.
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, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart day trip app .

Getting from Derwent Bridge to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dover.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

1
night
Dover

Dover ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Hartzview Vineyard, view the masterpieces at Enchanted Woods, then look for gifts at The Wall Of Lollies, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Duck Hole Lake Walk.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dover trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Hobart to Dover in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Dover can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Dover

Shopping Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Hartzview Vineyard, The Wall Of Lollies, Enchanted Woods
Highlights from your plan
The Wall Of Lollies ©
The Wall Of Lollies
Hartzview Vineyard ©
Hartzview Vineyard

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: Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay, Tasman Arch, & more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, hike along Three Capes Track, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and appreciate the history behind Dog Line.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur online vacation maker .

You can drive from Dover to Port Arthur in 3 hours. In March in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 12th (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Twamley Farm, then get great views at Three Thumbs Lookout, then do a tasting at Darlington Vineyard, and finally stroll through Raspins Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Orford road trip app .

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 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Beaches Wineries Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Step out of Coles Bay with an excursion to Melshell Oyster Shack in Dolphin Sands--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Orford to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Gala Estate Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and stroll around City Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston holiday tool .

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. March in Launceston sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Nature

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

3
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. On the 20th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Preston Falls, Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, then see the interesting displays at Don River Railway, then examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, then explore the world behind art at Makers Workshop, and then take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ulverstone trip maker website .

You can drive from Launceston to Ulverstone in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trips

Devonport, Makers Workshop, Gunns Plains Caves, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate
Highlights from your plan
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot ©

3
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, trails, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Larmairremener tabelti.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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