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
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Coles Bay
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 7 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: London

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Barnbougle Dunes and Liffey Falls. Visit The Low Head Lighthouse and Entally House for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Lost Farm Barnbougle Golf Course (in Bridport), Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford) and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, and snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Launceston journey maker tool .

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 March, you will find days in Launceston are warmer (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Bridport, The Low Head Lighthouse, Liffey Falls, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve

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. Take a break from the city and head to Marion's Lookout Walk and Mole Creek Caves. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wings Wildlife Park and Marakoopa Cave. Explore Ulverstone's surroundings by going to Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains) and Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls (in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Preston Falls, examine the collection at Don River Railway, and look for gifts at Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ulverstone travel planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Ulverstone in 1.5 hours. March in Ulverstone sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Mole Creek, Don River Railway
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

6
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 outdoors at Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Visit Wineglass Bay and Honeymoon Bay for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Denison Beach). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

5
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.
Visit Port Arthur Historic Site and Coal Mines Historic Site for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Three Capes Track and Maria Island National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Port Arthur side-trips: Eaglehawk Neck (Fortescue Bay & Tasman Arch).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seven Mile Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Visit St. David's Cathedral and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston), Robyns Cottage Collectables (in New Norfolk) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). Spend the 25th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Hartz Mountains National Park. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Refuge, and browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

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Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Hobart, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Robyns Cottage Collectables, Shot Tower, Hartz Mountains National Park, Tahune Forest AirWalk
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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