24 days in Tasmania Itinerary

24 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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24 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Strahan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Sheffield
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stroll around City Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston road trip planner.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: highs in Launceston hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 2nd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then stop by The Angel's Share, and finally explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience and then cruise along Boat Harbour Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Stanley travel route site .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January in Stanley, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Wynyard
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

2
nights
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 4th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to St Helens.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

1
night
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 6th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then tee off at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read St Helens day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

4
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tasmanian Wool Centre. and Kings Fine Art Gallery. Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Ross Female Factory will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno), Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Spiky Bridge (in Swansea). Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay road trip planner .

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Bicheno, Ross, Spiky Bridge, Kings Fine Art Gallery
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. On the 11th (Sat), snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoodoo Zoo, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally learn about winemaking at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Old Hobart Town Model Village, stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, then do a tasting at Pooley Wines, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Richmond itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Coles Bay to Richmond by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Richmond

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
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Puddleduck Vineyard ©
Puddleduck Vineyard
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Port Arthur Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Old and New Art and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Spend the 15th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and stroll through Seven Mile Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart visit planner.

Hobart is very close to Richmond. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Port Arthur Historic Site, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

3
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Franklin River Nature Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls, and then take some stellar pictures from Spion Kop Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and finally stop by Zeehan Rock Shop.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Strahan online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sheffield.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Queenstown, Zeehan, Franklin River Nature Trail
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

3
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield ©
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals, identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and then view the masterpieces at Deloraine Creative Studios.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sheffield vacation site .

Traveling by car from Strahan to Sheffield takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Sheffield are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sheffield

Theme Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, Deloraine Creative Studios
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese ©
Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese

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