45 days in Tasmania Itinerary

45 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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45 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Hobart
1
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Mount Field National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Launceston
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Stanley
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
King Island
— 3 nights
Travel:  7 h 45 min
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
St Helens
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Port Arthur
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Bruny Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Hobart

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Buckland (Twamley Farm & St John the Baptist Chuch). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

Discover how to plan a Hobart trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Hobart. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Buckland, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

3
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Bothwell (Australasian Golf Museum, Nant Distillery, &more).

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Field National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Hobart to Mount Field National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bothwell, Willow Creek Miniature Goats, Maydena Bike Park
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
Willow Creek Miniature Goats ©
Willow Creek Miniature Goats
Ratho Golf Course ©
Ratho Golf Course

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Seahorse World (in Beauty Point), Loira Vines (in Sidmouth) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston online road trip planner.

You can drive from Mount Field National Park to Launceston in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in August, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Notley Fern Gorge, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Seahorse World, Loira Vines, Ben Lomond Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Stanley: Burnie (Burnie Regional Museum, The Hidden Fox, &more), Wynyard (Boat Harbour Beach & Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre) and Mawbanna (The Big Tree & Dip River Forest Reserve). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse, and view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Stanley trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in August, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to King Island.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Beaches Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Burnie, Mawbanna, Wynyard, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Stanley Discovery Museum ©
Stanley Discovery Museum

3
nights
King Island

King Island ©
King Island is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at King Island Historical Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at King Island Rambles, look and learn at Shag Lagoon Bird Hide, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Wickham Lighthouse.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the King Island attractions planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Stanley to King Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in King Island

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
King Island Trail Rides ©
King Island Trail Rides
King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles
King Island Dairy ©
King Island Dairy

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, trek along Larmairremener tabelti, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from King Island to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to St Helens.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Helens: Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby), Branxholm (Mt Paris Dam & Chinese Heritage Mining Area) and Mount William National Park (in Scottsdale). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of St Columba Falls Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Suncoast Gallery, see the interesting displays at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, and go for a walk through Bay of Fires.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens day trip planning site.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens by car takes about 5 hours. August in St Helens sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Branxholm, St Marys, Mount William National Park, Halls Falls, St Columba Falls Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
Mount William National Park ©
Mount William National Park
St Columba Falls Reserve ©
St Columba Falls Reserve

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea), Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, have some family-friendly fun at Freycinet Paintball & Campground, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Cranbrook, Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Tasman Arch). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, admire the striking features of The Penitentiary, contemplate the long history of The Commandants House, and don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Arthur trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Bruny Lighthouse, and then learn about winemaking at Bruny Island Premium Wines. On the next day, stop by Bruny Island Honey, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Neck, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Bruny National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bruny Island trip itinerary site.

Getting from Port Arthur to Bruny Island by car takes about 3.5 hours. September in Bruny Island sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Neck ©
The Neck
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park

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