26 days in Tasmania Itinerary

26 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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26 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mount Field National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
St Helens
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
9
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + ferry + bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
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 Coal Mines Historic Site and Cape Raoul. Step off the beaten path and head to Kingston Beach and Okines Beach. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Port Arthur to see Three Capes Track about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 9th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hobart vacation planner.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in March, with highs in Hobart at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Okines Beach, Coal Mines Historic Site, Kingston Beach, Maria Island National Park
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Belgrove Distillery, then experience rural life at Willow Creek Miniature Goats, and then admire the sheer force of Russell Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Lady Barron Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Styx Valley, and then explore the activities along Lake Dobson.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mount Field National Park day trip planning website .

Drive from Hobart to Mount Field National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Styx Valley, Willow Creek Miniature Goats, Belgrove Distillery
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Lady Barron Falls ©
Lady Barron Falls
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Willow Creek Miniature Goats ©
Willow Creek Miniature Goats

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Step out of the city life by going to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and Ocean Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Spion Kopf Lookout and Kenworthys Stamper Mill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Waratah (Waratah Falls & Philosopher Falls) and Henty Dunes (in Strahan). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park travel route planner .

Getting from Mount Field National Park to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Mole Creek.

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

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Waratah, Strahan, Spion Kopf Lookout
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Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff
Philosopher Falls ©
Philosopher Falls

2
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. On the 15th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Alum Cliffs, enjoy the sea views from Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, then sample the fine beverages at Southern Wild Distillery, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Narawntapu National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, explore the activities along Bell's Parade, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mole Creek road trip tool .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Mole Creek in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Mole Creek are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Mole Creek

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Devonport, Bell's Parade, Alum Cliffs, Narawntapu National Park, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese
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Narawntapu National Park ©
Narawntapu National Park
Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese ©
Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese
Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 17th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lobster Ponds, and finally cruise along Boat Harbour Beach. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, then take a peaceful walk through Dip River Forest Reserve, and then stop by The Angel's Share.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Stanley trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Mole Creek to Stanley takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

#Parks, #Scenic Drive, #Beaches

Side Trips

Boat Harbour Beach, Dip River Forest Reserve, Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Lobster Ponds
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Lobster Ponds ©
Lobster Ponds

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.
Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Lilydale Falls. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Entally Estate and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena), Mt George Lookout (in George Town) and The Low Head Lighthouse (in Low Head). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, make a trip to The Town Clock, relax in the rural setting at Hillwood Berry Farm & Farmgate, and take in the exciting artwork at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

#Wineries, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rowella, The Low Head Lighthouse, Hillwood Berry Farm & Farmgate, Bay of Fires Winery, Mt George Lookout
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Entally Estate ©
Entally Estate
The Low Head Lighthouse ©
The Low Head Lighthouse
Bay of Fires Winery ©
Bay of Fires Winery

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.
Get outdoors at Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Denison Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Ross (Tasmanian Wool Centre. & Ross Female Factory) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). There's still lots to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, do a tasting at Milton Vineyard, enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, and take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Swansea, Freycinet, Cranbrook, Ross, Ross Bridge
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Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve, and finally grab your bike and head to Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails. On the next day, kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, take in the exciting artwork at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, then explore the galleries of Suncoast Gallery, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the St Helens driving holiday tool .

Drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in St Helens are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in St Helens

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, St Columba Falls Reserve
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails

2
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): look for gifts at Bruny Island Honey, then steep yourself in history at Bruny Island Quarantine Station, then view the masterpieces at Art at The Point Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to The Neck. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, then stop by Bruny Island Chocolate Company, and then stroll through Cape Queen Elizabeth.

Make your Bruny Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from St Helens to Bruny Island. March in Bruny Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bruny Island

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Bruny Island Quarantine Station ©
Bruny Island Quarantine Station
Bruny Island Premium Wines ©
Bruny Island Premium Wines
The Neck ©
The Neck

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