13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  5​h
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Geeveston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Beauty Point
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Stanley
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

3
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.
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Richmond Gaol will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Port Arthur Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Mona, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery, and do a tasting at Moorilla Estate Winery.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart online itinerary planner .

Adelaide to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Adelaide in December: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Berriedale, Richmond Gaol, Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

1
night
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for gifts at Cygneture Chocolates, learn about winemaking at Hartzview Vineyard, and then trek along Tahune Forest AirWalk.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Geeveston journey builder site .

Getting from Hobart to Geeveston by car takes about an hour. In January in Geeveston, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hartzview Vineyard, Cygneture Chocolates
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hartzview Vineyard ©
Hartzview Vineyard
Cygneture Chocolates ©
Cygneture Chocolates

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 3rd (Thu), stroll through Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Westmorland Falls and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online route builder .

You can drive from Geeveston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Beauty Point.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Westmorland Falls
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

2
nights
Beauty Point

Beauty Point ©
Beauty Point is a town by the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, then get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and then see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Beauty Point trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Beauty Point takes 3.5 hours. January in Beauty Point sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Beauty Point

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Launceston, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, view the masterpieces at Suncoast Gallery, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens holiday site .

Traveling by car from Beauty Point to St Helens takes 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in St Helens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bicheno.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Priory Ridge ©
Priory Ridge

2
nights
Bicheno

Bicheno ©
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Spiky Bridge, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Bicheno trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from St Helens to Bicheno in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Bicheno can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Spiky Bridge, Freycinet Marine Farm, Gala Estate Vineyard, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): look for gifts at Providore 24, view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Stanley travel planner .

Drive from Bicheno to Stanley in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Stanley, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

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