17 days in Port Arthur, Hobart & Strahan Itinerary

17 days in Port Arthur, Hobart & Strahan Itinerary

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17 days in Port Arthur, Hobart & Strahan Itinerary

Start: Port Arthur
1
Port Arthur
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Strahan
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Port Arthur

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Eaglehawk Neck (Devil's Kitchen, Fossil Bay Lookout, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, explore the activities along Stewarts Bay, and make a trip to Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track.

Plan my day in Port Arthur using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Port Arthur. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania, Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip maker website .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March in Hobart, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Richmond Bridge
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Nelson Lookout. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery

3
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Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 20th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, stop by Wilderness Woodworks Strahan, then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls, and finally take some stellar pictures from Iron Blow Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan and then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Strahan route planning website .

You can drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Strahan

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Queenstown, Franklin River Nature Trail, West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Iron Blow Lookout
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

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