31 days in Tasmania Itinerary

31 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
King Island
— 2 nights
2
Strahan
— 2 nights
3
Launceston
— 5 nights
4
St Helens
— 2 nights
5
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
6
Port Arthur
— 5 nights
7
Dover
— 2 nights
8
Hobart
— 6 nights

2
nights
King Island

King Island ©
On the 12th (Thu), look for gifts at King Island Dairy, enjoy the sea views from Cape Wickham Links, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Wickham Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ride a horse along King Island Trail Rides, thenenjoy the sea views from Currie Lighthouse, thentake in the exciting artwork at King Island Cultural Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at King Island Rambles.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the King Island trip itinerary maker website.

Sydney to King Island is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Strahan.

Things to do in King Island

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

2
nights
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Visiting Boat Tours & Water Sports and Mount Jukes will get you outdoors. When in Strahan, make a side trip to see Spion Kop Lookout in Queenstown, approximately Queenstown away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, explore the activities along Franklin River Nature Trail, and hike along Kelly Basin.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from King Island to Strahan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Queenstown, Franklin River Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Spion Kop Lookout ©
Spion Kop Lookout

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Woolmers Estate and Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Step out of the city life by going to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Coles Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Lillico Beach Conservation Area (in Lillico), Chinese Heritage Mining Area (in Branxholm) and Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll around City Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, and take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Launceston sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Launceston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Launceston are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Devonport, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Woolmers Estate, Chinese Heritage Mining Area
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, thenkick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Suncoast Gallery, admire the sheer force of Mathinna Falls, thentake in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Halls Falls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the St Helens online vacation planner.

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. March in St Helens sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

St Columba Falls Reserve, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Mathinna Falls, Halls Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Friendly Beaches and Honeymoon Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Denison Beach. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Dolphin Sands and see Melshell Oyster Shack, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Coles Bay Jetty, kick back and relax at Hazards Beach, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner.

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Melshell Oyster Shack
Highlights from your plan
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Port Arthur Historic Site and Government Farm. Escape the urban bustle at Fortescue Bay and Maria Island National Park. When in Port Arthur, make a side trip to see Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck, approximately Eaglehawk Neck away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Stewarts Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Bay State Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Safety Cove Beach, and hike along Three Capes Track.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip maker.

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Arthur are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dover.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

2
nights
Dover

Dover ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): appreciate the history behind Cockle Creek, thenenjoy the sand and surf at South Cape Bay, and then stop by Cygneture Chocolates. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Tahune Forest AirWalk and then look for all kinds of wild species at Duck Hole Lake Walk.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dover route maker.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Dover takes 3 hours. April in Dover sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Dover

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tahune Forest AirWalk, Cygneture Chocolates, South Cape Bay, Cockle Creek
Highlights from your plan
South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Cygneture Chocolates ©
Cygneture Chocolates

6
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 the city and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Popular historic sites such as Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Raptor Refuge (in Kettering), Snug Bushfire Memorial (in Snug) and Domaine A Stoney Vineyard (in Campania). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Opossum Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Okines Beach, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dover to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. In April in Hobart, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond, Raptor Refuge, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Opossum Bay Beach, Pulpit Rock Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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