23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Devonport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Orford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Geeveston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
When in Launceston, make a side trip to see Woolmers Estate in Longford, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and do a tasting at Josef Chromy Cellar Door.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston day trip planning tool .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Tasmanian Arboretum, then experience rural life at Turners Beach Berry Patch, and finally kick back and relax at Coles Beach.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Devonport itinerary planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Devonport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Devonport can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Turners Beach Berry Patch
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft ©
Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft
The Tasmanian Arboretum ©
The Tasmanian Arboretum

4
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: "Wee Georgie Wood" (in Tullah) and Waratah (Philosopher Falls & Whyte Hills Lookout). On the 15th (Fri), hike the day away at The Overland Track. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and stroll through Larmairremener tabelti.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Devonport to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tarraleah.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Waratah, "Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

1
night
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
On the 17th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, then take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Tarraleah Falls.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tarraleah road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Tarraleah takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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: Denison Beach (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and identify plant and animal life at Friendly Beaches.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip tool .

Traveling by car from Tarraleah to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Honeymoon Bay, Melshell Oysters, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oysters ©
Melshell Oysters
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

2
nights
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 21st (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park and then kick back and relax at Raspins Beach. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard, let the kids burn off some steam at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Baptist Chuch, then experience rural life at Twamley Farm, and finally take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Orford planning website .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Orford takes 1.5 hours. February in Orford sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Buckland, Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then appreciate the history behind Dog Line, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site, and then hike along Three Capes Track.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Orford to Port Arthur in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
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 25th (Mon), stop by Woof Gallery, then learn about winemaking at Panorama Vineyard, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tahune Forest AirWalk. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hartz Mountains National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Geeveston planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Geeveston takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Woof Gallery
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
Panorama Vineyard ©
Panorama Vineyard

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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. On the 1st (Fri), 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, kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hobart day trip planner.

Drive from Geeveston to Hobart in an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mona, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Kingston Beach, Richmond Bridge, Bellerive Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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