40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 7 nights
Drive
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Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 10 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 6 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive
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St Helens
— 4 nights
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Launceston

— 7 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Woolmers Estate and Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Makers Workshop. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Low Head (Low Head Penguin Tours & The Low Head Lighthouse), Longford (Brickendon Colonial Farm Village & Brickendon Estate) and Lillico Beach Conservation Area (in Lillico). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and walk around City Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip planning tool.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in February, things will get slightly colder in Launceston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Stanley

— 2 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 20th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse, and then stroll around Gutteridge Gardens. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lobster Ponds, head outdoors with Wynyard Penguin Tours, view the masterpieces at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, then stop by The Angel's Share, then shop like a local with Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, and finally stroll through The Nut State Reserve.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stanley road trip website.

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Step out of the city life by going to Dove Lake Circuit and Devils @ Cradle. Step out of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to go to Parrawe and see Hellyer Gorge, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Cradle Mountain Canyons, stroll through Shadow Lake Circuit Walk, explore the activities along Lake St. Clair, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker website.

You can drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): trek along Kelly Basin and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Spion Kop Lookout. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Strahan trip simple and quick.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Hobart

— 10 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.
Popular historic sites such as Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Richmond Gaol are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Domaine A Stoney Vineyard (in Campania) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 4th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and head outdoors with Nature. Be in it..

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Get outdoors at Wild Ocean Tasmania and Tessellated Pavement. Appreciate the collections at Port Arthur Historic Site and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay, Devil's Kitchen, &more). There's much more to do: trek along Three Capes Track, contemplate the long history of The Commandants House, admire the landmark architecture of The Guard Tower, and don't miss a visit to The Separate Prison.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur route builder website.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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.
Get outdoors at Freycinet National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Spring Vale Wines. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Bicheno (Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, East Coast Natureworld, &more) and Swansea (Spiky Beach Conservation Area & Spiky Bridge). There's much more to do: get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and head off the coast to Maria Island National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

St Helens

— 4 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bay of Fires Conservation Area and St Columba Falls Reserve. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery and St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Helens: Little Blue Lake (in South Mount Cameron), Seaview Farm (in St Marys) and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, and take some stellar pictures from St Helens Point Conservation Area.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the St Helens itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Nature & Parks · 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.