14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
ferry:  11​h 15​min
1
Devonport
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Port Arthur
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Geeveston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
12
Stanley
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): Head underground at Mole Creek Caves and then look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): look for gifts at World Of Marbles, find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, and then see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Devonport trip itinerary maker app .

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Devonport hover around 25°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Sheffield, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

2
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.
On the 31st (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and finally stroll through City Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Launceston sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our St Helens trip planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In January in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

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
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip tool .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Bicheno
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): head off the coast to Maria Island National Park and then take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Orford trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Coles Bay to Orford by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Orford can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Thumbs Lookout ©
Three Thumbs Lookout

1
day
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.
On the 4th (Fri), make a trip to Remarkable Cave, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Orford to Port Arthur takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart journey site .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

1
night
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
On the 6th (Sun), stop by Makers on Church St, stop by The Wall Of Lollies, then hike along Tahune Forest AirWalk, and finally stop by Cygneture Chocolates.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Geeveston online travel route planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Geeveston in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Geeveston can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Geeveston

Outdoors Shopping Trails

Side Trip

Cygneture Chocolates
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Makers on Church St ©
Makers on Church St
The Wall Of Lollies ©
The Wall Of Lollies

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 7th (Mon), trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park driving holiday planner .

Drive from Geeveston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Tarraleah.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

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night
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Tarraleah Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tarraleah road trip planner.

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Tarraleah in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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Highlights from your plan
Tarraleah Falls ©
Tarraleah Falls
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

1
night
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 9th (Wed), head outdoors with Henty Dunes, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then stop by Wilderness Woodworks, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Strahan trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Tarraleah to Strahan takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan ©
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan

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night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Stanley road trip website .

You can drive from Strahan to Stanley in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Table Cape Lighthouse Experience
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

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