18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Hobart
1
Hobart
— 2 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
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Devonport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Hobart

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hobart online road trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Hobart. In January, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Shene Tasmania
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:
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Narryna Heritage Museum ©
Narryna Heritage Museum
Shene Tasmania ©
Shene Tasmania
Kingston Beach ©
Kingston Beach

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck and Shipstern Bluff. You'll explore and learn at The Parsonage and Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur. Change things up with a short trip to Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck (about 32 minutes away). Fill the 3rd (Mon) with the natural beauty at Lime Bay State Reserve.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur attractions planning app .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Waterfall Bay, Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:
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Waterfall Bay ©
Waterfall Bay
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
Stewarts Bay ©
Stewarts Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches and then learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay and then stroll through Wineglass Bay.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online route 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 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Honeymoon Bay, Craigie Knowe Vineyard
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:
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Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

3
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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.
Let the collections at Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum and Design Centre Tasmania capture your imagination. Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Entally House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Loira Vines (in Sidmouth), Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, admire the striking features of Franklin House, steep yourself in history at Brickendon Estate, and snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Launceston road trip planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longford, Loira Vines, Goaty Hill Wines, Holm Oak Vineyards, Bay of Fires Winery
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Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines

2
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
On the 10th (Mon), examine the collection at George Town Watch House, view the masterpieces at Tamar Valley Art Shack, then sample the fine beverages at Southern Wild Distillery, then stop by Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach and then get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Devonport attractions planner.

Take a bus from Launceston to Devonport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Devonport, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Devonport

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ulverstone, George Town Watch House, Tamar Valley Art Shack
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:
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Bass Strait Maritime Centre ©
Bass Strait Maritime Centre
George Town Watch House ©
George Town Watch House
Tamar Valley Art Shack ©
Tamar Valley Art Shack

2
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Westmorland Falls and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. On the next day, trek along Larmairremener tabelti.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Devonport to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Strahan.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Westmorland Falls
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 14th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Sarah Island Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then look for gifts at Zeehan Rock Shop, and finally get outside with Henty Dunes.

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

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sarah Island Historic Site, Zeehan Rock Shop
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:
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Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

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Queenstown

Queenstown ©
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Spion Kop Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Iron Blow Lookout, take in the waterfront at Horsetail Falls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jukes.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Queenstown day trip tool .

You can drive from Strahan to Queenstown in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Montezuma Falls, Frenchmans Cap, Iron Blow Lookout
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
Montezuma Falls ©
Montezuma Falls
Eric Thomas Galley Museum ©
Eric Thomas Galley Museum

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