20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Perth

2
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Southern Wild Distillery, then wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals, then Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, and finally look for gifts at Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon, see the interesting displays at Don River Railway, then make a trip to Mosaic Pathway, and finally explore the galleries of Pioneer Gallery.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ulverstone sightseeing planner.

Perth to Ulverstone is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Ulverstone is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in June, things will get little chillier in Ulverstone: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sheffield, Devonport, Gunns Plains Caves
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Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Don River Railway ©
Don River Railway
Southern Wild Distillery ©
Southern Wild Distillery

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Explore Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park's surroundings by going to "Wee Georgie Wood" (in Tullah), Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site (in Waddamana) and Tarraleah Power Station Lookout (in Tarraleah). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, trek along Crater Lake Circuit, and look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Derwent Bridge.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, "Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

1
night
Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge ©
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, then take in the awesome beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Derwent Bridge trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Derwent Bridge takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World), Loira Vines (in Sidmouth) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, learn about winemaking at Delamere Vineyards, and admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Derwent Bridge to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In June in Launceston, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Loira Vines, Delamere Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Four Corners of Ross (in Ross) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). And it doesn't end there: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and make a trip to Mt Amos Climb.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Four Corners of Ross, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Fossil Bay Lookout in Eaglehawk Neck (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, make a trip to Australian Convict Sites, and identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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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

4
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.
Hobart is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and savor the flavors at Cascade Brewery.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart journey builder app .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Hobart, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge
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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

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