16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
1
Stanley
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Strahan
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

1
day
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Stanley driving holiday planner.

Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Stanley at 28°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 26:
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve

1
night
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 26th (Tue), kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and finally get outside with Henty Dunes.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Strahan road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Strahan

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

2
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Get in touch with nature at South Bruny National Park and Fluted Cape Trail. Appreciate the collections at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration and Art at The Point Gallery. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Bruny Lighthouse, do a tasting at Bruny Island Premium Wines, don't miss a visit to The Neck, and examine the collection at Bruny Island History Room.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bruny Island road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Strahan to Bruny Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. February in Bruny Island sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Trails
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The Neck ©
The Neck
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seven Mile Beach and Kingston Beach. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Old and New Art and Lady Franklin Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Nutgrove Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Seven Mile Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 4:
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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 5th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, kick back and relax at Fortescue Bay, and then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, and then hike along Three Capes Track.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur vacation planner .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Gala Estate Vineyard. Discover out-of-the-way places like Friendly Beaches and Freycinet National Park. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Swansea (East Coast Heritage Museum & Spiky Beach Conservation Area). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Swansea, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Gala Estate Vineyard, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

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.
Get some cultural insight at Woolmers Estate and Design Centre Tasmania. Your inner history buff will appreciate Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and The Pilgrim Uniting Church. Go for a jaunt from Launceston to Deloraine to see Liffey Falls about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, cast your line with a fishing tour, and explore the galleries of Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Launceston tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. March in Launceston sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Longford, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Liffey Falls
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands

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