45 days in Tasmania Itinerary

45 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Stanley
— 3 nights
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
3
St Helens
— 4 nights
4
Coles Bay
— 6 nights
5
Port Arthur
— 7 nights
6
Hobart
— 7 nights
7
Mount Field National Park
— 3 nights
8
Strahan
— 4 nights
9
Launceston
— 3 nights
10
Ross
— 3 nights

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Green Point Beach and The Tarkine Drive. Get in touch with nature at Lobster Ponds and Hellyer Gorge. Change things up with these side-trips from Stanley: The Big Tree (in Mawbanna) and Gutteridge Gardens (in Wynyard). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, take some stellar pictures from Trethewies Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at Allendale Gardens.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip builder tool.

Brisbane to Stanley is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Brisbane, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Stanley, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Allendale Gardens, The Big Tree, Lobster Ponds, Hellyer Gorge, The Tarkine Drive
Highlights from your plan
Hellyer Gorge ©
Hellyer Gorge
Lobster Ponds ©
Lobster Ponds
Stanley Discovery Museum ©
Stanley Discovery Museum

4
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Get outdoors at Lake St. Clair and Crater Lake Circuit. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shadow Lake Circuit Walk and Great Western Mountains. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Barn Bluff, admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, stroll through Larmairremener tabelti, and get a new perspective on nature at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder app.

Getting from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Western Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

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 out of the city life by going to St Columba Falls Reserve and Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eureka Farm and Blue Tier. Venture out of the city with trips to Mount William National Park (in Scottsdale), Mathinna (Mathinna Falls & Evercreech Forest Reserve) and Little Blue Lake (in South Mount Cameron). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, admire the engineering at Mt Paris Dam, identify plant and animal life at St Helens Point Conservation Area, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

Find out how to plan St Helens trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens in 4.5 hours. February in St Helens sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Scamander, Perth (Tasmania), St Marys, Mathinna, Mount William National Park
Highlights from your plan
St Columba Falls Reserve ©
St Columba Falls Reserve
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
Little Blue Lake ©
Little Blue Lake

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wineglass Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Friendly Beaches and Honeymoon Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Swansea (Spiky Bridge, Kate's Berry Farm, &more), Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, contemplate the waterfront views at Coles Bay, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and make a trip to Mt Amos Climb.

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

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bicheno, Swansea, Freycinet, Cranbrook, Melshell Oyster Shack
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Three Capes Track and Devil's Kitchen. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fortescue Bay and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Blow Hole & Waterfall Bay), Denison Canal (in Dunalley) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, explore the striking landscape at Shipstern Bluff, and enjoy the sand and surf at Stewarts Bay.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip maker.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania, Taranna, Denison Canal, Coal Mines Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tahune Forest AirWalk and Fluted Cape Trail. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and North Hobart. Venture out of the city with trips to South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park), Raptor Refuge (in Kettering) and Snug Falls (in Snug). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Sullivans Cove, take in nature's colorful creations at Sub-Antarctic Plant House, contemplate the waterfront views at Sandy Bay, and take an in-depth tour of Narryna Heritage Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart road trip planning app.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Hobart sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

South Cape Bay, Kingston Beach, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Raptor Refuge, Snug Falls
Highlights from your plan
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
River Rafting & Tubing
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

3
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Take a break from the city and head to Russell Falls and Ratho Golf Course. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maydena Bike Park and Lady Barron Falls. Explore Mount Field National Park's surroundings by going to Donaghys Lookout (in Franklin), Lawrenny Estate Distillery (in Ouse) and Bothwell (Bothwell War Memorial, Nant Distillery, &more).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mount Field National Park day trip site.

You can drive from Hobart to Mount Field National Park in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bothwell, Maydena, Donaghys Lookout, Willow Creek Miniature Goats, Lawrenny Estate Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Maydena Bike Park ©
Maydena Bike Park
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Lady Barron Falls ©
Lady Barron Falls

4
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hogarth Falls and Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill. Step out of the city life by going to Montezuma Falls and Henty Dunes. Change things up with these side-trips from Strahan: Queenstown (Spion Kop Lookout, Horsetail Falls, &more), Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston) and Reece Dam (in Zeehan). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Donaldson, kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Franklin River Nature Trail, and look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks Strahan.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Strahan travel planning site.

Getting from Mount Field National Park to Strahan by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Queenstown, Tasmania, Iron Blow Lookout, Reece Dam, Frenchmans Cap
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Montezuma Falls ©
Montezuma Falls
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at City Park Radio Museum, browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania, thendo a tasting at Sharmans Wines, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Franklin House, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Narawntapu National Park, thendo a tasting at Ghost Rock Tasmania, thenkick back and relax at Coles Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Launceston sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Ross.

Things to do in Launceston

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Devonport, Narawntapu National Park, Ghost Rock Tasmania
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Ghost Rock Tasmania ©
Ghost Rock Tasmania
Narawntapu National Park ©
Narawntapu National Park

3
nights
Ross

Ross ©
Ross is an historic town in the Midlands of the state of Tasmania in Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tasmanian Wool Centre. and Ross Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Oatlands (Callington Mill & Lake Dulverton). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at The Red Bridge, don't miss a visit to Harold Gatty Memorial Park, steep yourself in history at Ross Female Factory, and get lost in a book at The Book Cellar.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ross road trip site.

You can drive from Launceston to Ross in 1.5 hours. In March in Ross, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ross

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Campbell Town, Oatlands, Ross Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Gallery 81 ©
Gallery 81
Tasmanian Wool Centre. ©
Tasmanian Wool Centre.
Callington Mill ©
Callington Mill

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