43 days in Preston & Tasmania Itinerary

43 days in Preston & Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  30 min
1
Preston
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
King Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Wynyard
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Launceston
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
St Helens
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Port Arthur
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Hobart
— 8 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

7
nights
Preston

Preston ©
Take a break from the city and head to Maroondah Adventure Golf Park and Mount Lofty. Do your shopping at SaraDar Therapeutic and Thai Massage & Art Gallery and Preston Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Scienceworks (in Spotswood), Greenvale (Horseback Riding Tours & Woodlands Historic Park) and Lake Nagambie (in Nagambie).

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

Melbourne to Preston is an approximately half hour car ride. In June in Preston, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to King Island.

Things to do in Preston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Footscray, Keilor, Bulleen, Greenvale, Blackburn
Highlights from your plan
Mount Macedon ©
Mount Macedon
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks
Heide Museum of Modern Art ©
Heide Museum of Modern Art

3
nights
King Island

King Island ©
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at King Island Kelp Craft and King Island Dairy. King Island Cultural Centre and Shag Lagoon Bird Hide will appeal to museum buffs.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read King Island trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Preston to King Island with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Wynyard.

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

2
nights
Wynyard

Wynyard ©
Wynyard is a rural town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia, about 17km west of Burnie. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach, thenidentify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, and finally explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery. On the next day, look for gifts at The Hidden Fox, admire the masterpieces at Makers Workshop, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, thenHead underground at Gunns Plains Caves, and finally do a tasting at Leven Valley Vineyard.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Wynyard trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from King Island to Wynyard. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in July, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Wynyard

Parks Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Stanley, Burnie
Highlights from your plan
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

7
nights
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.
Wine Tours & Tastings and Design Centre Tasmania are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Yarns Artwork in Silk and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Tamar Valley Art Shack (in Clarence Point). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Glassblowers, do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, and browse the exhibits of Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Wynyard to Launceston takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Deloraine, Goaty Hill Wines, Woolmers Estate, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Tasmania’s Town of Murals
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

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.
Head to Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery and Suncoast Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Helens: St Marys (St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers & Seaview Farm), Chinese Heritage Mining Area (in Branxholm) and Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings (in Legerwood). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Halls Falls, see the interesting displays at The Tin Dragon Interpretation Centre and Cafe, and tee off at Scamander River Golf Course.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the St Helens trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

St Marys, Scamander, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Chinese Heritage Mining Area, Pyengana Dairy
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

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 Coles Bay Jetty and Wineglass Bay. Popular historic sites such as Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge are in your itinerary. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Friendly Beaches, stop by Freycinet Marine Farm, explore the galleries of Waubs Bay Gallery, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary website.

Drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Freycinet, Bicheno, Swansea, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

6
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.
Visit Stewarts Bay and Safety Cove Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Port Arthur Historic Site and Australian Convict Sites. Get out of town with these interesting Port Arthur side-trips: Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman National Park, Blow Hole, &more) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). The adventure continues: trek along Three Capes Track, contemplate the long history of Government Farm, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read Port Arthur sightseeing website.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

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

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.
Head to Salamanca Market and Aspect Designfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay), South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park) and Cockle Creek (in Southport). There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Opossum Bay Beach, South Cape Bay, Raspins Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

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