29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Lunawanna, Bruny Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hobart
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St Helens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Launceston
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Lunawanna, Bruny Island

Lunawanna ©
Step out of the city life by going to The Neck and South Bruny National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Fluted Cape Trail and Bruny Island Premium Wines.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lunawanna driving holiday planner.

Sydney to Lunawanna is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get a bit cooler in Lunawanna: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Lunawanna

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bruny Island, Alonnah, Adventure Bay, Bruny Island Chocolate Company
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The Neck ©
The Neck
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse

7
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Russell Falls will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seven Mile Beach and Claremont House. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Tinderbox Marine Reserve (in Tinderbox), Tasmania's History House (in Richmond) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Hartz Mountains National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Runnymede House, and take a stroll through North Hobart.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Lunawanna to Hobart takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach, Russell Falls, Shot Tower, Tinderbox Marine Reserve
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Raoul and St David’s Anglican Church. Step out of the city life by going to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Tasman Arch. Explore Port Arthur's surroundings by going to Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Eaglehawk Neck (Fortescue Bay & Devil's Kitchen). There's still lots to do: hike along Three Capes Track, appreciate the history behind Dog Line, don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, and contemplate the long history of Law Courts.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur itinerary site .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Freycinet National Park and Friendly Beaches. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno), Kate's Berry Farm (in Swansea) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, and do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

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Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Swansea, Melshell Oyster Shack, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bay of Fires Conservation Area and St Columba Waterfall. Explore hidden gems such as Eureka Farm and Pyengana Dairy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Helens: Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings (in Legerwood), Chinese Heritage Mining Area (in Branxholm) and Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery (in St Marys). And it doesn't end there: get great views at St Helens Point Conservation Area, take in the exciting artwork at Suncoast Gallery, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, and play a few rounds at Scamander River Golf Course.

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Getting from Coles Bay to St Helens by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Scamander, Mathinna Falls, Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, Pyengana Dairy
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Mathinna Falls ©
Mathinna Falls

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 outdoors at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Platypus House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Tamar Valley and Tamar Island Wetlands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave & Mole Creek Caves), Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh) and Seahorse World (in Beauty Point). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and examine the collection at Franklin House.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston visit planning app .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Low Head, Beauty Point, Leven Canyon, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands

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