26 days in Tasmania Itinerary

26 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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26 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Mount Field National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Lawrenny Estate Distillery. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Maydena Bike Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Dobson, and then identify plant and animal life at Lady Barron Falls.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Field National Park trip itinerary tool .

Sydney to Mount Field National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Mount Field National Park at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) 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

Maydena Bike Park, Lawrenny Estate Distillery
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Maydena Bike Park ©
Maydena Bike Park
Lake Dobson ©
Lake Dobson

3
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: Philosopher Falls (in Waratah) and "Wee Georgie Wood" (in Tullah). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and trek along Crater Lake Circuit.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mount Field National Park to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ulverstone.

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

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

"Wee Georgie Wood", Philosopher Falls
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

2
nights
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 25th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, and then explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, Head underground at King Solomans Caves, then stop by Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ulverstone trip maker tool .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Ulverstone in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, King Solomans Caves
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, & more), Brush Rabbit (in Deloraine) and 3 Willows Vineyard (in Meander). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, cast your line with a fishing tour, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Ulverstone to Launceston in 1.5 hours. In December in Launceston, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek, 3 Willows Vineyard, Brush Rabbit, Brady's Lookout, Alum Cliffs
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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 31st (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, explore the striking landscape at Little Blue Lake, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Halls Falls.

Discover how to plan a St Helens trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, St Columba Falls Reserve, Little Blue Lake, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Halls Falls
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Dolphin Sands (Kings Fine Art Gallery & Melshell Oyster Shack). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay online travel planner .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin Sands, Coles Bay Jetty, Waubs Bay Gallery, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Fortescue Bay).

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Arthur day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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 Pelverata Falls Track in Huonville, approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pelverata Falls Track, Museum of Old and New Art, Kingston Beach
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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