34 days in Tasmania Itinerary

34 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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34 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Geeveston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Orford
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Tarraleah
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Stanley
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Launceston
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 18th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, examine the collection at Mona, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart day trip planning tool .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in March; daily highs in Hobart reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Tours, #Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Shot Tower
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 20:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

4
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geeveston: South Cape Bay Walk (in Southwest National Park), Woodbridge (Woodbridge Art and Craft Gallery & Eco Emporium) and Pelverata Falls Track (in Huonville). Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Hartz Mountains National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Geeveston, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hobart to Geeveston in an hour. In March in Geeveston, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Geeveston

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Woodbridge, Cygnet, Tasmania, Pelverata Falls Track, South Cape Bay
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay

4
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Arthur: Denison Canal (in Dunalley), Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay, Dog Line, & more).

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur road trip planning app .

Drive from Geeveston to Port Arthur in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site, Denison Canal
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

3
nights
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Get out of town with these interesting Orford side-trips: Copping (Bream Creek Farmers Market & Copping Convict and Colonial Collection) and Oatlands (Callington Mill & Lake Dulverton). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, do a tasting at Darlington Vineyard, pause for some photo ops at Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial, and get great views at Three Thumbs Lookout.

To find out how to plan a trip to Orford, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Orford takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Copping, Oatlands, Tasmania
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Lake Dulverton ©
Lake Dulverton
Callington Mill ©
Callington Mill

4
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.
Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and St Helens (St Columba Waterfall & The Shop in the Bush). Spend the 1st (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, and explore and take pictures at Coles Bay Jetty.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay online holiday maker .

Drive from Orford to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, St Helens, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 4:
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

4
nights
Tarraleah

Tarraleah
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tarraleah: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Devils @ Cradle, Dove Lake Circuit, & more) and Derwent Bridge (King William Saddle & The Wall in the Wilderness).

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tarraleah trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Tarraleah in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Tarraleah

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Derwent Bridge, Franklin River Nature Trail
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

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: Boat Harbour Beach (in Wynyard) and Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, stop by Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, and meet the residents at Stanley Seaquarium.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Stanley trip planner.

Getting from Tarraleah to Stanley by car takes about 4 hours. April in Stanley sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Boat Harbour Beach
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Woolmers Estate (in Longford), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Liffey Falls (in Deloraine). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, find something for the whole family at Penny Royal Adventures, look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and learn about winemaking at Josef Chromy Cellar Door.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Stanley to Launceston by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Beauty Point, Liffey Falls, Woolmers Estate
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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