28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Lilydale Falls. Get in touch with nature at Barnbougle Dunes and Mole Creek Caves. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve and snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Launceston route planning 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. In January, Launceston is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Mole Creek Caves, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Barnbougle Dunes
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
You've now added West Coast Wilderness Railway to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour in style with West Coast Wilderness Railway and then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill. On your second day here, go deep underground at Iron Blow Lookout, then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, and then make a trip to Spray Tunnel.

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You can drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours Museums

Side Trips

Eric Thomas Galley Museum, Iron Blow Lookout, Spray Tunnel
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:
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Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
West Coast Wilderness Railway ©
West Coast Wilderness Railway
Spray Tunnel ©
Spray Tunnel

3
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've now added Bicheno Penguin Tours to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park. Visit Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay Lookout for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Tasmanian Wool Centre. (in Ross) and Swansea (Kate's Berry Farm & Spiky Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planning website .

Getting from Strahan to Coles Bay by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Swansea, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Bicheno Penguin Tours, Tasmanian Wool Centre.
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:
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Tasmanian Wool Centre. ©
Tasmanian Wool Centre.
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Bicheno Penguin Tours ©
Bicheno Penguin Tours

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Raoul and Coal Mines Historic Site. Take a break from the city and head to Fortescue Bay and Three Capes Track.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site, Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

9
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kingston Beach and Tahune Forest AirWalk. Get outdoors at Seven Mile Beach and Mount Wellington. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Russell Falls in Mount Field National Park--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Sullivans Cove, stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and browse the fresh offerings at Farm Gate Market.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. You'll set off for Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art, Kingston Beach, Russell Falls, Tahune Forest AirWalk
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 22:
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Sullivans Cove ©
Sullivans Cove
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

3
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 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Hellyer Gorge. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Westmorland Falls.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online tour planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Queenstown.

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

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Westmorland Falls, Hellyer Gorge, Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:
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Hellyer Gorge ©
Hellyer Gorge
Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site ©
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

2
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Franklin River Nature Trail and then admire the sheer force of Nelson Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, appreciate the extensive heritage of Spion Kop Lookout, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Queenstown trip builder website .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Queenstown in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Tasmania, The Wall in the Wilderness
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
Montezuma Falls ©
Montezuma Falls
Kelly Basin ©
Kelly Basin

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