29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Seven Mile Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Launceston
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at The Neck and Russell Falls. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, wander the streets of North Hobart, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Nelson Lookout.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, Hobart is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Seven Mile Beach.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Russell Falls, Richmond Gaol, The Neck
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:
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The Neck ©
The Neck
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

1
night
Seven Mile Beach

Seven Mile Beach ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stroll through Seven Mile Beach and then relax in the rural setting at Orani Vineyard & Fruit Farm.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Seven Mile Beach trip planning app .

Seven Mile Beach is very close to Hobart. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Seven Mile Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Orani Vineyard & Fruit Farm
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Orani Vineyard & Fruit Farm ©
Orani Vineyard & Fruit Farm

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Three Capes Track. Escape the urban bustle at Tasman Arch and Lime Bay State Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Devil's Kitchen (in Eaglehawk Neck). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage, and examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur online trip builder .

Getting from Seven Mile Beach to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:
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Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to East Coast Natureworld and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay road trip planning app .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), experience rural life at Eureka Farm, admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and then identify plant and animal life at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

Discover how to plan a St Helens trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. August in St Helens sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Eureka Farm
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Eureka Farm ©
Eureka Farm

4
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake St. Clair and Dove Lake Circuit. Discover out-of-the-way places like Larmairremener tabelti and Crater Lake Circuit. Get out of town with these interesting Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park side-trips: Waratah (Kenworthys Stamper Mill & Whyte Hills Lookout). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cradle Mountain, take some stellar pictures from Barn Bluff, and admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park tour itinerary maker website .

Drive from St Helens to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Strahan.

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

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Waratah
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get outside with Henty Dunes, then stroll through Ocean Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and then explore the striking landscape of Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Strahan trip maker site .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 9th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, and then cruise along Boat Harbour Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, then look for gifts at Providore 24, and finally take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Stanley visit planner .

Traveling by car from Strahan to Stanley takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Stanley are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Wynyard
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Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

3
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Visiting Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Gunns Plains Caves will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Leven Canyon and Mole Creek Caves. Venture out of the city with trips to Marakoopa Cave (in Mole Creek) and Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, don't miss a visit to Giant Penguin, do a tasting at Leven Valley Vineyard, and enjoy the sea views from Mersey Bluff Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ulverstone travel route app .

Getting from Stanley to Ulverstone by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Ulverstone, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Gunns Plains, Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, Giant Penguin
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Tamar Valley and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village. Get in touch with nature at Tamar Island Wetlands and Lilydale Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Liffey Falls (in Deloraine). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, pick up some local products at Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market, don't miss a visit to The Town Clock, and see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Liffey Falls, Platypus House
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands

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