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
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Launceston
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Arthur
— 6 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

8
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. David's Cathedral and Constitution Dock. Step out of the city life by going to The Neck and Horseshoe Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Derwent Estate (in Granton), Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Claremont House, and learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Tasmania.

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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 a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Mount Field National Park, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Hartz Mountains National Park, Claremont House
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The Neck ©
The Neck
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park

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 29th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and then hike along Kelly Basin.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Hobart to Strahan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Kelly Basin
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Kelly Basin ©
Kelly Basin
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, take some stellar pictures from Trethewies Lookout, then enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, and finally enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lobster Ponds, cruise along Boat Harbour Beach, and then make a trip to The Arty Duck.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Stanley vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Stanley takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in July, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Wynyard, Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Lobster Ponds, The Arty Duck
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Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

6
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 in touch with nature at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and The Tamar Valley. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tamar Island Wetlands and Platypus House. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Marakoopa Cave), St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens) and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Reliquaire.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Launceston journey planner .

Drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Latrobe, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Wings Wildlife Park, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

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.
Get some historical perspective at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge. Step out of the city life by going to Freycinet National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, contemplate the waterfront views at Coles Bay, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Spiky Bridge, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape Raoul and St David’s Anglican Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Tasman Arch. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman National Park, Devil's Kitchen, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, appreciate the history behind Dog Line, and take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site, Maria Island National Park
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Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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