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
— 2 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
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 6 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.
Let the collections at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Design Centre Tasmania and Woolmers Estate. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: ONTRAK Gallery (in Sheffield), Antique Emporium (in Devonport) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Tasmanian Glassblowers, and explore the galleries of Deloraine Creative Studios.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Launceston journey planning 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 little chillier 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 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Woolmers Estate, Tasmanian Glassblowers, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Pioneer Gallery
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then look for gifts at The Angel's Share, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Boat Harbour Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, and then visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wynyard, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Get some cultural insight at Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site and Kenworthys Stamper Mill. Step out of the city life by going to Dove Lake Circuit and Devils @ Cradle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Tarraleah Power Station Lookout (in Tarraleah), Hellyer Gorge (in Parrawe) and Wilmot Country Store (in Wilmot). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to St Helens.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hellyer Gorge, Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, Kenworthys Stamper Mill, Wilmot Country Store, Tarraleah Power Station Lookout
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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.
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery and Priory Ridge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get out of town with these interesting St Helens side-trips: Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby), St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers (in St Marys) and Pyengana (St Columba Falls Reserve & Pyengana Dairy).

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You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens in 5 hours. In February, daytime highs in St Helens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pyengana, St Marys, Perth (Tasmania), Chinese Heritage Mining Area, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kings Fine Art Gallery and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Raspins Beach (in Orford), Bicheno (Denison Beach & East Coast Natureworld) and Swansea (Melshell Oysters & Spiky Beach Conservation Area). Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, and do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planner .

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Dolphin Sands, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Raspins Beach, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 22:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Port Arthur Historic Site and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site. Get some historical perspective at Cape Raoul and Australian Convict Sites. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Arthur: Fortescue Bay (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River).

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:
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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

6
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 Salamanca Arts Centre. Popular historic sites such as Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Cascade Brewery are in your itinerary. Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. On the 28th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. On the 3rd (Tue), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Hobart day trip planning tool .

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 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Kingston Beach, Richmond Gaol
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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