36 days in Tasmania Itinerary

36 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 7 nights
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Port Arthur
— 6 nights
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Derwent Bridge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 3 nights
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Gunns Plains
— 1 night
Drive
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Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 6 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
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Orford
— 2 nights
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Hobart

— 7 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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 these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and The Neck (in Bruny Island). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner.

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Perth to Hobart, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Hobart is little chillier than Perth - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 6 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay, Tasman Arch, &more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, kick back and relax at Stewarts Bay, and make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur route planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Derwent Bridge

— 2 nights
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 28th (Tue), appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Heritage Highway, then get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Derwent Bridge road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Derwent Bridge takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Strahan

— 3 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Venture out of the city with trips to Queenstown (Nelson Falls & Kelly Basin), Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston) and West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan (in Zeehan). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, and examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Strahan trip planner.

You can drive from Derwent Bridge to Strahan in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Gunns Plains.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Gunns Plains

— 1 night
On the 3rd (Sun), learn about winemaking at Leven Valley Vineyard, then Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, and then identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gunns Plains road trip planning website.

Getting from Strahan to Gunns Plains by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Gunns Plains can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Gunns Plains

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Wineries

Stanley

— 3 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Stanley side-trips: Arthur River (Edge of the World & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Boat Harbour Beach (in Wynyard). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, don't miss a visit to The Arty Duck, look for gifts at The Angel's Share, and explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stanley tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Gunns Plains to Stanley by car takes about 2 hours. May in Stanley sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Launceston

— 6 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, and take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Launceston trip planner.

You can drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 5 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno), Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and St Columba Waterfall (in Pyengana). And it doesn't end there: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, stop by Melshell Oyster Shack, don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, and explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Coles Bay driving holiday planner.

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Orford

— 2 nights
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Redbanks, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Baptist Chuch, and then experience rural life at Twamley Farm. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park and then do a tasting at Darlington Vineyard.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Orford holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Orford takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Orford are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orford

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.