60 days in Tasmania Itinerary

60 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Wynyard
— 3 nights
2
Strahan
— 3 nights
3
Hobart
— 12 nights
4
Port Arthur
— 10 nights
5
Orford
— 2 nights
6
Coles Bay
— 6 nights
7
St Helens
— 6 nights
8
Launceston
— 11 nights
9
Sheffield
— 6 nights

3
nights
Wynyard

Wynyard ©
Wynyard is a rural town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia, about 17km west of Burnie. Kids will enjoy The Nut State Reserve and Boat Harbour Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Wynyard: Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna), Hellyer Gorge (in Parrawe) and Gunns Plains (Gunns Plains Caves & Wings Wildlife Park). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, stroll around Burnie Park, and take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Wynyard day trip planner.

Darwin to Wynyard is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Wynyard is 0.5 hours. While traveling from Darwin, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Wynyard, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Wynyard

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Stanley, Gunns Plains, Dip River Forest Reserve, Burnie Park, Hellyer Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve

3
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Attractions like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Ocean Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strahan: Frenchmans Cap (in Derwent Bridge), Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan) and Nelson Falls (in Queenstown). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelly Basin, and examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Strahan visit planner.

Drive from Wynyard to Strahan in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Queenstown, Frenchmans Cap, Zeehan Rock Shop
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mount Wellington and Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Cockle Creek (in Southport) and South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond, Berriedale, Bruny Island, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Kingston Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Bring the kids along to Port Arthur Historic Site and Three Capes Track. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay, Fortescue Bay, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, contemplate the long history of The Church, explore the activities along Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, and get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur journey builder site.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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 12th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, let the kids burn off some steam at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Baptist Chuch. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Raspins Beach, get your game on at Redbanks, and then relax in the rural setting at Twamley Farm.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Orford itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Orford in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Buckland, Tasmania
Highlights from your plan
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Redbanks ©
Redbanks
Tasmanian Bushland Garden ©
Tasmanian Bushland Garden

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.
Attractions like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Bicheno Blowhole make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook), Swansea (Spiky Bridge & Spiky Beach Conservation Area) and Bicheno (Denison Beach & East Coast Natureworld). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Hazards Beach, let little ones run wild at Melshell Oyster Shack, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay planner.

Drive from Orford to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Cranbrook, Swansea, Melshell Oyster Shack
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

6
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.
Family-friendly places like Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Mt William Walkway will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from St Helens: Bay of Fires (in Binalong Bay), St Columba Falls Reserve (in Pyengana) and Little Blue Lake (in South Mount Cameron). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, grab your bike and head to Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, tee off at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, and explore the galleries of Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in St Helens are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mount William National Park, Branxholm, Perth (Tasmania), Pyengana, St Marys
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails

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.
Bring the kids along to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Seahorse World. Venture out of the city with trips to Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Westbury Maze & Cafe (in Westbury). There's still lots to do: stroll around City Park, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, take in the pleasant sights at Bridport Walking Track, and admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston sightseeing planning website.

Drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sheffield.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Devonport, Beauty Point, Bridport, Glengarry Bush Maze, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World

6
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield ©
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Family-friendly places like Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot and Mosaic Pathway will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sheffield: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Devils @ Cradle, Cradle Mountain, &more), The Wall in the Wilderness (in Derwent Bridge) and Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave, Mole Creek Caves, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Twelve Acre Wood, take in the exciting artwork at Deloraine Creative Studios, and explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sheffield trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Launceston to Sheffield in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Mole Creek, The Wall in the Wilderness, Alum Cliffs, Deloraine Creative Studios
Highlights from your plan
Marion's Lookout Walk ©
Marion's Lookout Walk
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

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