42 days in Tasmania Itinerary

42 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Hobart
— 10 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Eaglehawk Neck
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Coles Bay
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
St Helens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Launceston
— 9 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Ulverstone
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h
End: Melbourne

10
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.
Visiting Russell Falls and Seven Mile Beach will get you outdoors. Richmond Gaol and Constitution Dock will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Lake Dobson (in Mount Field National Park), Bruny Island (Cape Bruny Lighthouse, The Neck, &more) and Cygnet Living History Museum (in Cygnet). There's still lots to do: visit Sullivans Cove, view the masterpieces at Salamanca Arts Centre, hike along Fluted Cape Trail, and learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart day trip planning app.

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in Hobart are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bruny Island, Richmond, Mount Field National Park, Enchanted Woods, Inverawe Native Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
The Neck ©
The Neck
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

5
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Coal Mines Historic Site and Cape Raoul. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Tessellated Pavement.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Eaglehawk Neck visit planner.

Drive from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Coal Mines Historic Site, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Highlights from your plan
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

7
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Gala Estate Vineyard. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Kate's Berry Farm (in Swansea), East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, and identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Swansea, Bicheno, Freycinet, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Gala Estate Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Eureka Farm. Priory Ridge and The Tin Dragon Interpretation Centre and Cafe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from St Helens: St Columba Falls Reserve (in Pyengana), Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings (in Legerwood) and Mathinna (Evercreech Forest Reserve & Mathinna Falls). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Little Blue Lake, identify plant and animal life at St Helens Point Conservation Area, and relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the St Helens trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 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 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Pyengana, Mathinna, Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, Little Blue Lake
Highlights from your plan
St Columba Falls Reserve ©
St Columba Falls Reserve
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

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.
Visit Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and The Pilgrim Uniting Church for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Lost Farm Barnbougle Golf Course. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World), Marion's Vineyard (in Deviot) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston road trip tool.

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Rowella, Beauty Point, Deloraine, Bridport, Marion's Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Josef Chromy Cellar Door ©
Josef Chromy Cellar Door
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

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 10th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Iron Blow Lookout, appreciate the extensive heritage of Spion Kop Lookout, thenexamine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, thentake a leisurely stroll along Horsetail Falls, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jukes.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Strahan trip planner.

Getting from Launceston to Strahan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Strahan

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Queenstown, West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Iron Blow Lookout
Highlights from your plan
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Spion Kop Lookout ©
Spion Kop Lookout

4
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate and Don River Railway will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Highfield Historic Site and Wings Wildlife Park. Get out of town with these interesting Ulverstone side-trips: Fern Glade Reserve (in Burnie), Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Marakoopa Cave) and Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame and do a tasting at Leven Valley Vineyard.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ulverstone road trip planning site.

Drive from Strahan to Ulverstone in 3 hours. In January in Ulverstone, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Mole Creek, Latrobe, Fern Glade Reserve, Don River Railway
Highlights from your plan
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate

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