22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Hervey Bay
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
King Island
— 1 night
Travel:  11​h 30​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Hervey Bay

1
night
King Island

King Island ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Cape Wickham Links, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Wickham Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at King Island Rambles. On your second day here, look for gifts at King Island Dairy, visit a coastal fixture at Currie Lighthouse, then take in the exciting artwork at King Island Cultural Centre, then ride a horse along King Island Trail Rides, and finally explore the galleries of King Island Kelp Craft.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read King Island online driving holiday planner .

Hervey Bay to King Island is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in King Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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King Island Trail Rides ©
King Island Trail Rides
Currie Lighthouse ©
Currie Lighthouse
King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at "Wee Georgie Wood" and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then don't miss a visit to Barn Bluff.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from King Island to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

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

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

4
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 get to explore Design Centre Tasmania and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena), Woolmers Estate (in Longford) and Loira Vines (in Sidmouth). And it doesn't end there: stroll through City Park, take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Glassblowers, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and browse the exhibits of Greenoaks Gallery.

Plan my day in Launceston using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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. In September in Launceston, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Sheffield, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Loira Vines, Reliquaire, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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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 13th (Fri): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, then take in the exciting artwork at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our St Helens holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in St Helens are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Wildlife Golf

Side Trips

St Marys, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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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

4
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.
Visit Wineglass Bay Lookout and Friendly Beaches for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Freycinet National Park and Coles Bay Jetty. Change things up with a short trip to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip tool .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 (Thu): stroll through Three Capes Track, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur tour itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

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.
Get some historical perspective at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Cascade Brewery. Museum of Old and New Art and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 25th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hobart road trip app .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Museum of Old and New Art, Seven Mile Beach, Richmond Bridge
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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