22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  5​h
1
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Geeveston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Devonport
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Orford
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Adelaide

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 15th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart online vacation planner .

Adelaide to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In February, Hobart is a bit cooler than Adelaide - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Hinsby Beach, Macquarie Island
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:
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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

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.
On the 17th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate, then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, then steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site, and finally trek along Three Capes Track.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Taranna, Dog Line, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 18:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

2
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
On the 19th (Tue), stop by Makers on Church St, admire the sheer force of Arve Falls, and then trek along Tahune Forest AirWalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hartz Mountains National Park.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Geeveston road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Geeveston takes 2.5 hours. In February in Geeveston, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartz Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
Makers on Church St ©
Makers on Church St

4
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: "Wee Georgie Wood" (in Tullah) and Tarraleah (Tarraleah Power Station Lookout & Tarraleah Falls). On the 24th (Sun), hike the day away at The Overland Track. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail, hike along Larmairremener tabelti, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Geeveston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Devonport.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tarraleah, Franklin River Nature Trail, "Wee Georgie Wood"
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 24:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

1
night
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 25th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Tasmanian Arboretum, then relax in the rural setting at Turners Beach Berry Patch, then stroll through Coles Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Mersey Bluff Lighthouse.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Devonport road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. February in Devonport sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Turners Beach Berry Patch
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 25:
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
The Tasmanian Arboretum ©
The Tasmanian Arboretum
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Woolmers Estate (in Longford), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, don't miss a visit to The Town Clock, savor the flavors at Entally Estate, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Launceston day trip website .

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Woolmers Estate, Holm Oak Vineyards
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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.
When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see Melshell Oysters in Swansea, approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park and then pause for some photo ops at Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Orford travel route planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Orford are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orford

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tasmania
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 4:
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial ©
Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial

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