21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mount Field National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Get some cultural insight at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Constitution Dock. Your inner history buff will appreciate Richmond Gaol and Coal Mines Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: St John the Baptist Chuch (in Buckland) and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo (in Taranna). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, and get to know the fascinating history of Fern Tree.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hobart sightseeing planner.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Hobart to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Maria Island National Park, Coal Mines Historic Site, Fern Tree, St John the Baptist Chuch
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

3
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Escape the urban bustle at Franklin River Nature Trail and Styx Valley. Explore hidden gems such as Russell Falls and Willow Creek Miniature Goats. Step out of Mount Field National Park to go to Waddamana and see Waddamana Power Station Museum, which is approximately 1h 25 min away.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Field National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Mount Field National Park takes 1.5 hours. In January in Mount Field National Park, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Styx Valley, Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, Franklin River Nature Trail, Willow Creek Miniature Goats
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Lady Barron Falls ©
Lady Barron Falls

2
nights
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 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at "Wee Georgie Wood", then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and then admire all the interesting features of Barn Bluff. On the next day, trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip planning tool .

Drive from Mount Field National Park to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Mole Creek.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

2
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. On the 7th (Mon), Head underground at Marakoopa Cave, Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, then identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take some stellar pictures from Alum Cliffs. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, see human ingenuity at work at Devils Gate Dam, and then see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mole Creek trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Mole Creek takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, Devils Gate Dam, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Alum Cliffs
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Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage, take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, look for all kinds of wild species at Lobster Ponds, visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse, then take a peaceful walk through Dip River Forest Reserve, and finally make a trip to The Big Tree.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Stanley trip maker website .

You can drive from Mole Creek to Stanley in 2.5 hours. January in Stanley sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Mawbanna, Lobster Ponds, Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village. Appreciate the collections at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Ben Lomond National Park (in Ben Lomond National Park), Woolmers Estate (in Longford) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Longford, Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Freycinet National Park and Freycinet Marine Farm. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Coles Bay Jetty. Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, about 32 minutes away. It doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

Plan a Coles Bay trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

2
nights
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 17th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then do a tasting at Priory Ridge, and finally stroll through Bay of Fires Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Little Blue Lake, take in the exciting artwork at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, and finally examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our St Helens journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In January in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

St Marys, Pyengana Dairy, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Little Blue Lake
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers

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