40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
King Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
2
Hobart
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Port Arthur
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Coles Bay
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
St Helens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Launceston
— 9 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
King Island

King Island ©
Step out of the city life by going to Cape Wickham Links and Calcified Forest. Let the collections at King Island Kelp Craft and King Island Cultural Centre capture your imagination.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the King Island trip planner.

Melbourne to King Island is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in King Island

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles
Currie Lighthouse ©
Currie Lighthouse
Cape Wickham Lighthouse ©
Cape Wickham Lighthouse

8
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and South Cape Bay. Shop till you drop at Salamanca Market and Cat and Fiddle Arcade. Venture out of the city with trips to Darlington Vineyard (in Orford), Wobbly Boot Vineyard (in Campania) and Cockle Creek (in Southport). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), stroll through Seven Mile Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from King Island to Hobart. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Berriedale, Richmond, South Cape Bay, Darlington Vineyard, Wobbly Boot Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

7
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.
Let the collections at Port Arthur Historic Site and Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape Raoul and Australian Convict Sites. Explore Port Arthur's surroundings by going to Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Fortescue Bay) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, steep yourself in history at The Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Safety Cove Beach.

Plan my day in Port Arthur using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site, Maria Island National Park
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

7
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.
Visiting Wineglass Bay and Wineglass Bay Lookout will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Melshell Oyster Shack and Waubs Bay Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook), Swansea (Spiky Bridge & Spiky Beach Conservation Area) and Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Denison Beach). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Friendly Beaches, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and kick back and relax at Hazards Beach.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay online trip maker.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Swansea, Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery and East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery. Get outdoors at Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course. Get out of town with these interesting St Helens side-trips: St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers (in St Marys), Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings (in Legerwood) and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, browse the exhibits of Suncoast Gallery, admire the sheer force of Ralphs Falls, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the St Helens vacation site.

Getting from Coles Bay to St Helens by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in St Helens are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

St Marys, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Chinese Heritage Mining Area, St Columba Falls Reserve, Ralphs Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery

9
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Lake Trevallyn. Do some cultural sightseeing at Design Centre Tasmania and Iron Pot Bay Vineyard. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Ghost Rock Tasmania (in Northdown), Tasmania’s Town of Murals (in Sheffield) and Deloraine (Yarns Artwork in Silk & Deloraine Creative Studios). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Entally House, browse the exhibits of Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, do a tasting at Sharmans Wines, and admire the landmark architecture of Design Inn.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston planning site.

Getting from St Helens to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sidmouth, Rowella, Deloraine, Bell & Gong, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

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