51 days in Tasmania Itinerary

51 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Eaglehawk Neck
— 4 nights
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Hobart
— 11 nights
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Mount Field National Park
— 3 nights
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Coles Bay
— 6 nights
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Launceston
— 9 nights
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Devonport
— 5 nights
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Stanley
— 3 nights
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Strahan
— 4 nights
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— 5 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck

— 4 nights
Take a break from Eaglehawk Neck with a short trip to Cape Raoul in Port Arthur, about 40 minutes away.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Eaglehawk Neck trip builder tool.

Sydney to Eaglehawk Neck is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get slightly colder in Eaglehawk Neck: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hobart

— 11 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Richmond (Zoodoo Zoo & Pressing Matters) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). And it doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and take a memorable excursion with Day Trips.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner.

Drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mount Field National Park

— 3 nights
Mount Field National Park is known for nature and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Russell Falls, sample the tasty concoctions at The Two Metre Tall Company, look for all kinds of wild species at Tall Trees Walk, and stroll through Maydena Bike Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mount Field National Park route app.

You can drive from Hobart to Mount Field National Park in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Mount Field National Park can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 6 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Denison Beach) and Swansea (Spiky Beach Conservation Area & Bark Mill Museum). Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, take a memorable tour with Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay travel route planner.

Getting from Mount Field National Park to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Launceston

— 9 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head), Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Devonport

— 5 nights
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Devonport: Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh), 3 Willows Vineyard (in Red Hills) and Mole Creek (Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Mole Creek Caves, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon, take a stroll through Tasmania’s Town of Murals, and examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Devonport trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Devonport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Devonport are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Stanley

— 3 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore Stanley's surroundings by going to Arthur River (The Tarkine Drive & Edge of the World) and Wynyard (Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, Wynyard Penguin Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, and look for gifts at Providore 24.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Stanley online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Devonport to Stanley in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Beaches

Side Trips

Strahan

— 4 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Venture out of the city with trips to Queenstown (Mount Jukes, Nelson Falls, &more), Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston) and The Wall in the Wilderness (in Derwent Bridge). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, trek along Franklin River Nature Trail, and see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Strahan itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Strahan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 5 nights
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff, admire the verdant scenery at Great Western Mountains, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park holiday maker app.

You can take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.