22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

1
night
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
On the 15th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Tarraleah Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tarraleah trip itinerary planner.

Sydney to Tarraleah is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Willow Creek Miniature Goats, Franklin River Nature Trail
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 16:
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Tarraleah Falls ©
Tarraleah Falls
Willow Creek Miniature Goats ©
Willow Creek Miniature Goats
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Visiting Lake St. Clair and Gunns Plains Caves will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Overland Track.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Tarraleah to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

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

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Gunns Plains Caves
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Design Centre Tasmania and Tamar Valley Art Shack. Woolmers Estate and The Low Head Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame (in Latrobe), Coles Beach (in Devonport) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and stroll through City Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip maker .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmanian Glassblowers, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Coles Beach, The Low Head Lighthouse, Holm Oak Vineyards
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 24:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then take a peaceful walk through Blue Tier, and then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Eureka Farm, take in the exciting artwork at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve, and finally relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read St Helens visit planner.

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyengana, Blue Tier, Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Eureka Farm
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Wineglass Bay Lookout and Honeymoon Bay. Change things up with a short trip to Melshell Oysters in Swansea (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planner .

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
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Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
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. On the 30th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park and then appreciate the history behind Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Orford online trip builder .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tasmania
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Waterfall Bay, steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site, and then trek along Three Capes Track.

To see ratings and tourist information, read our Port Arthur road trip app .

Traveling by car from Orford to Port Arthur takes 2 hours. November in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Waterfall Bay
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

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.
Mona and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Cooks Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart holiday builder website .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Sensory Tasmania, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island, Cooks Beach
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 6:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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