19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Devonport
1
Devonport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Launceston
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
End: Devonport

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nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, then do a tasting at Ghost Rock Tasmania, then see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Makers Workshop, then relax in the rural setting at Turners Beach Berry Patch, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Beach.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Devonport holiday builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Devonport. December in Devonport sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Turners Beach Berry Patch, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Ghost Rock Tasmania, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Makers Workshop
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
Makers Workshop ©
Makers Workshop

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Allendale Gardens, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then stop by Providore 24, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Devonport to Stanley takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Stanley are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Wynyard, Allendale Gardens
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

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nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 22nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at "Wee Georgie Wood", then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair, and then stroll through Larmairremener tabelti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): stroll through The Overland Track.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park travel planner .

Getting from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Queenstown.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track
©
"Wee Georgie Wood"

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nights
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 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Iron Blow Lookout, then admire the sheer force of Nelson Falls, and then pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Queenstown planner .

Explore your travel options from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Queenstown with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Queenstown

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Derwent Bridge, Iron Blow Lookout
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness
Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap

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Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get outside with Henty Dunes, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then stop by Wilderness Woodworks, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Zeehan Rock Shop, then make a trip to Spray Tunnel, and then get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Strahan route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Queenstown to Strahan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Zeehan
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

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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 29th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Mona, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. On the next day, kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, then contemplate the long history of Cascade Brewery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

Drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

1
night
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 31st (Mon), don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site.

Find out how to plan Port Arthur trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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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 1st (Tue), make a trip to Spiky Bridge, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Gala Estate Vineyard, Spiky Bridge, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Halls Falls, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the St Helens day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coles Bay to St Helens. In January in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Halls Falls
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from St Helens to Launceston. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
James Boag Brewery Experience ©
James Boag Brewery Experience

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