16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Devonport
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Perth

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 31st (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Nelson Lookout, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner .

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Perth to Hobart, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Hobart is slightly colder than Perth - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

2
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.
On the 3rd (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, then don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then trek along Three Capes Track.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planner .

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

2
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.
On the 5th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Wineglass Bay Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Coles Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bicheno Blowhole
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Step out of Launceston to go to Beaconsfield and see Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston vacation maker app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. February in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get outside with Henty Dunes, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

Plan a Strahan trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

3
nights
Devonport

Devonport
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Devonport: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, & more), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains). There's more to do: examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Devonport journey builder .

Getting from Strahan to Devonport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Devonport, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Beauty Point, Gunns Plains Caves, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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