28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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 out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World), Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll around City Park, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Launceston trip itinerary builder site .

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 little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 20°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Mole Creek, Longford, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stanley: Wynyard (Table Cape Lighthouse Experience & Boat Harbour Beach) and Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and make a trip to The Big Tree.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Stanley online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October in Stanley, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mawbanna, Wynyard
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park (in Derwent Bridge) and Whyte Hills Lookout (in Waratah). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and trek along Crater Lake Circuit.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to St Helens.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting St Helens side-trips: Pyengana (St Columba Falls Reserve & Pyengana Dairy), St Marys (St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, & more) and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby).

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read St Helens sightseeing tool .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens by car takes about 5 hours. In November, daytime highs in St Helens are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

St Marys, Branxholm, Pyengana, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Dolphin Sands, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 10:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Fossil Bay Lookout in Eaglehawk Neck (about 30 minutes away).

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

7
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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. On the 14th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Hobart, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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