60 days in Tasmania Itinerary

60 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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60 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Ferry + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Derwent Bridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Port Arthur
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Orford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Coles Bay
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
St Helens
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

11
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World), Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll around City Park, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston road trip planning tool .

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in February: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Lost Farm Barnbougle Golf Course, Velo Winery & Cellar Door, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ulverstone: House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate (in Latrobe), Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land) and Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, make a trip to Mosaic Pathway, look for gifts at Twelve Acre Wood, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ulverstone trip tool .

You can drive from Launceston to Ulverstone in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ulverstone can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sheffield, Mole Creek, Gunns Plains, Devonport, Makers Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Stanley side-trips: Boat Harbour Beach (in Wynyard), Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna) and Arthur River (The Tarkine Drive & Edge of the World). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, look for gifts at The Angel's Share, and steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Stanley trip planning website .

Getting from Ulverstone to Stanley by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Arthur River, Dip River Forest Reserve, Boat Harbour Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

5
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Take a break from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with a short trip to Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site in Waddamana, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, trek along Crater Lake Circuit, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and appreciate the views at Great Western Mountains.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Derwent Bridge.

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

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Tasmania, Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

2
nights
Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge ©
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness, then take in the awesome beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Tarraleah Power Station Lookout.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Derwent Bridge trip builder website .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Derwent Bridge by car takes about 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nelson Falls, Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, Franklin River Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness
Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap

12
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: Pressing Matters (in Richmond), Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay) and Domaine A Stoney Vineyard (in Campania). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hobart holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Derwent Bridge to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, Domaine A Stoney Vineyard, Bellerive Beach, Willow Creek Miniature Goats, Raptor Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

10
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 Port Arthur's surroundings by going to Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman National Park, Tasman Arch, &more) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay, don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, and identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip planner.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

2
nights
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park, kick back and relax at Raspins Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): get your game on at Redbanks, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Baptist Chuch, and then experience rural life at Twamley Farm.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Orford trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Port Arthur to Orford in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Orford can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Buckland, Maria Island National Park, Redbanks
Highlights from your plan
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Bicheno (Denison Beach & East Coast Natureworld), Swansea (Spiky Bridge & Spiky Beach Conservation Area) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). There's much more to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Orford to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Helens: Perth (Tasmania) (Halls Falls & Ralphs Falls), Pyengana (Pyengana Dairy & St Columba Falls Reserve) and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and steep yourself in history at Chinese Heritage Mining Area.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyengana, Perth (Tasmania), St Marys, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

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