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
2
St Helens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Tarraleah
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​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 a sense of the local culture at Woolmers Estate and Holm Oak Vineyards. Visiting Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Turners Beach Berry Patch, stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach, and find something for the whole family at Penny Royal Adventures.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston tour itinerary tool .

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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in Launceston reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trips

Windermere Woodcrafts, Platypus House, Goaty Hill Wines, Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, Coles Beach
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach

4
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Escape the urban bustle at Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Evercreech Forest Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from St Helens: Little Blue Lake (in South Mount Cameron), Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings (in Legerwood) and Pyengana (St Columba Falls Reserve & Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe).

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read St Helens trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Pyengana, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Evercreech Forest Reserve, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Blue Tier
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Little Blue Lake ©
Little Blue Lake

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Wineglass Bay Lookout and Freycinet National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Gala Estate Vineyard. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Melshell Oysters (in Swansea) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, and identify plant and animal life at Friendly Beaches.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary app .

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, East Coast Natureworld, Gala Estate Vineyard, Melshell Oysters, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

4
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Port Arthur Historic Site and Coal Mines Historic Site. Visiting Three Capes Track and Lime Bay State Reserve will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Port Arthur side-trips: Denison Canal (in Dunalley) and Waterfall Bay (in Eaglehawk Neck).

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur day trip tool .

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site, Denison Canal
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Salamanca Market and Cat and Fiddle Arcade. Museum-lovers will get to explore Mona and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Southwest National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, steep yourself in history at Battery Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hobart tour planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Seven Mile Beach, Kingston Beach, Richmond Bridge, Bellerive Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mona ©
Mona
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

4
nights
Tarraleah

Tarraleah
Get in touch with nature at Dove Lake Circuit and Cradle Mountain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tarraleah: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Devils @ Cradle & Lake St. Clair).

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tarraleah trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Hobart to Tarraleah in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tarraleah

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Franklin River Nature Trail
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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