22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Whyalla
Drive:  13​h
1
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Geeveston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Hobart
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Whyalla

1
night
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 9th (Sat): hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at "Wee Georgie Wood", contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then trek along Larmairremener tabelti.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker site .

Whyalla to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 27-hour car ride. You can also fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tarraleah.

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

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

1
night
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Franklin River Nature Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tarraleah Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tarraleah trip planning website .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Tarraleah in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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Tarraleah Falls ©
Tarraleah Falls
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World), The Low Head Lighthouse (in Low Head) and Mt George Lookout (in George Town). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, admire the natural beauty at National Rose Garden, and stroll through City Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Launceston trip planner .

You can drive from Tarraleah to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Longford, Mt George Lookout, The Low Head Lighthouse
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Swansea (East Coast Heritage Museum & Melshell Oysters). Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Coles Bay Jetty, and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip builder app .

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 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack, East Coast Heritage Museum, Gala Estate Vineyard
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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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park and then pause for some photo ops at Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Orford sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Orford takes 1.5 hours. March in Orford sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tasmania
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial ©
Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate, pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, then contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Orford to Port Arthur takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site, Dog Line
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

3
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Venture out of the city with trips to Woodbridge Art and Craft Gallery (in Woodbridge) and South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park). Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Hartz Mountains National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Tahune Forest AirWalk, pick up some local products at Huonville Market, learn about winemaking at St Imre Vineyard, and admire the sheer force of Arve Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Geeveston visit planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Geeveston in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

South Cape Bay, Huonville Market, St Imre Vineyard, Woodbridge Art and Craft Gallery, Hartz Mountains National Park
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay

6
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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. On the 27th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip maker .

Traveling by car from Geeveston to Hobart takes an hour. March in Hobart sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art, Bellerive Beach, Macquarie Island
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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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