29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  28​h
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
George Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
+2
bus + ferry + taxi:  6​h 30​min
5
Bruny Island
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Derwent Bridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
9
Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
11
Richmond
— 3 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: London

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and finally admire the striking features of Franklin House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Launceston Tramway Museum, examine the collection at City Park Radio Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, then do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

Plan a Launceston trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

London, UK to Launceston is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Launceston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, expect nights in Launceston to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:
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Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door ©
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve

2
nights
George Town

George Town ©
George Town is a large town in north-east Tasmania, on the eastern bank of the mouth of the Tamar River. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, learn about winemaking at Moores Hill Estate, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, then do a tasting at Wines for Joanie, and finally browse the exhibits of Tamar Valley Art Shack. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum, learn about winemaking at Delamere Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Bay of Fires Winery, and finally see the interesting displays at Bass & Flinders Centre.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our George Town trip itinerary builder site .

Explore your travel options from Launceston to George Town with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in George Town

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rowella, Sidmouth, Bay of Fires Winery, Tamar Valley Art Shack, Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:
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Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard ©
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard
Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, snap pictures at Spiky Bridge, then do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, then stroll through Wineglass Bay, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from George Town to Coles Bay. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Spiky Bridge, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then trek along Waterfall Bay, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): stroll through Three Capes Track, then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, and then don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

1
day
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
On the 24th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Bruny Island History Room, learn about winemaking at Bruny Island Premium Wines, then see the interesting displays at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, and finally explore the galleries of Art at The Point Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bruny Island online tour builder .

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Port Arthur to Bruny Island in 6.5 hours. In April in Bruny Island, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Museums Wineries Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 24:
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Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration ©
Bruny Island Premium Wines ©
Bruny Island Premium Wines
Art at The Point Gallery ©
Art at The Point Gallery

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. David's Cathedral and Constitution Dock. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Old and New Art and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Spend the 26th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In April, daytime highs in Hobart are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Seven Mile Beach, Claremont House
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

3
nights
Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge ©
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Waddamana Power Station Museum and then tee off at Ratho Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Derwent Bridge travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Hobart to Derwent Bridge with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, Ratho Golf Course
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
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Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap
Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site ©
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

3
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay online trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Derwent Bridge to Coles Bay with the Route module. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bicheno.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Freycinet, Craigie Knowe Vineyard, East Coast Heritage Museum, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
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Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
nights
Bicheno

Bicheno ©
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. On the 3rd (Fri), identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld and then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Denison Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bicheno day trip planner.

Bicheno is very close to Coles Bay. In May in Bicheno, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

St Marys
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers

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 6th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan and then admire the sheer force of Philosopher Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then head outdoors with Henty Dunes.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bicheno to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Richmond.

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

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Strahan, West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Philosopher Falls
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach

3
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. On the 9th (Thu), sample the fine beverages at Nonesuch Distillery, kick back and relax at Raspins Beach, then learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard, and finally explore and take pictures at Twamley Farm. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Shene Tasmania, then learn about winemaking at Pressing Matters, then learn about winemaking at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, and finally stop by The Sensory Tasmania.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Richmond online journey maker .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Richmond in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. May in Richmond sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Orford, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Shene Tasmania, Nonesuch Distillery, Twamley Farm
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Shene Tasmania ©
Shene Tasmania
Every Man and His Dog Vineyard ©
Every Man and His Dog Vineyard

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