22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly + taxi:  21​h 15​min
1
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Launceston
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Amritsar

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.
Port Arthur is known for historic sites, trails, nature, breweries & distilleries, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, make a trip to Remarkable Cave, and admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur driving holiday planner .

Amritsar, India to Port Arthur is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) is 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Port Arthur when traveling from Amritsar in February, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maria Island National Park, Tessellated Pavement, 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

5
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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 6th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. On the 9th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 9:
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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

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Melshell Oysters in Swansea (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dolphin Sands, Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
On the 13th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Mathinna Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Halls Falls, then admire all the interesting features of Pyengana Dairy, then learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. February in St Helens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyengana, Mathinna Falls, Halls Falls, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 15th (Sat), explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park attractions website .

You can drive from St Helens to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Launceston.

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

Nature Parks
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and play a few rounds at Barnbougle Dunes.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip maker app .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Woolmers Estate, Barnbougle Dunes
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 21:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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