23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Hobart
1
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Ulverstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Hobart

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kingston Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Shene Tasmania and Sullivans Cove. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to South Cape Bay in Southwest National Park, about 2 hours away. Spend the 5th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of North Hobart, buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Hobart. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach, Kingston Beach, South Cape Bay, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 5:
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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 6th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St David’s Anglican Church, contemplate the long history of The Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Model Prison, steep yourself in history at The Separate Prison, contemplate the long history of Government Cottage, then contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, and finally explore the activities along Stewarts Bay.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur online route maker .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Model Prison
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
The Separate Prison ©
The Separate Prison

3
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Let the collections at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site and Copping Convict and Colonial Collection capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fortescue Bay and Waterfall Bay. Go for a jaunt from Eaglehawk Neck to Copping to see Bream Creek Farmers Market about 38 minutes away.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Eaglehawk Neck online vacation builder .

Eaglehawk Neck is just a stone's throw from Port Arthur. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Copping, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:
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Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site ©
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kings Fine Art Gallery and Freycinet Marine Farm. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Honeymoon Bay and Tasmanian Wool Centre.. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to St Marys (Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery & St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers). Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, explore the galleries of Waubs Bay Gallery, and stroll through Friendly Beaches.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

St Marys, Tasmanian Wool Centre., Kings Fine Art Gallery, Honeymoon Bay, Waubs Bay Gallery
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Tasmanian Wool Centre. ©
Tasmanian Wool Centre.
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Get outdoors at Dove Lake Circuit and Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site and Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Waratah (Philosopher Falls & Kenworthys Stamper Mill). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ulverstone.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Waratah, Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:
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Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site ©
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit

1
night
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): kick back and relax at Coles Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls, and finally stop by Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ulverstone itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Ulverstone in 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Ulverstone can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Devonport
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Preston Falls ©
Preston Falls

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.
Bass & Flinders Centre and City Park Radio Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and The Low Head Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum (in Low Head) and Brickendon Estate (in Longford). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, examine the collection at George Town Watch House, admire the striking features of Franklin House, and stop by Goaty Hill Wines.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Ulverstone to Launceston in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longford, George Town, Low Head, Goaty Hill Wines, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre

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