30 days in Tasmania Itinerary

30 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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30 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
1
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Port Arthur
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stanley: Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna) and Boat Harbour Beach (in Wynyard). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage, and stop by The Angel's Share.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip planner.

Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Stanley, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dip River Forest Reserve, Boat Harbour Beach
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

2
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. On the 2nd (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon, then make a trip to Mosaic Pathway, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, and finally stop by Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Pioneer Gallery, wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ulverstone vacation maker app .

Getting from Stanley to Ulverstone by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sheffield, Lillico Beach Conservation Area, Gunns Plains Caves
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Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

4
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Explore Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park's surroundings by going to Mt Donaldson (in Corinna), "Wee Georgie Wood" (in Tullah) and Reece Dam (in Zeehan). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, see the interesting displays at Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, and take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Getting from Ulverstone to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mt Donaldson, Reece Dam, "Wee Georgie Wood", Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, Frenchmans Cap
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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 out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Ben Lomond Ski Resort (in Ben Lomond National Park), Loira Vines (in Sidmouth) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take a memorable tour with Tours, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Launceston route planner .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Ben Lomond Ski Resort, Little Rivers Brewing Co, Delamere Vineyards, Seahorse World
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Ben Lomond Ski Resort ©
Ben Lomond Ski Resort

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.
Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Four Corners of Ross (in Ross), Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). There's lots more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Bay Jetty, look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park, and learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary maker app .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Four Corners of Ross, Bicheno Blowhole, Melshell Oyster Shack, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 18th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard, take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout, then let the kids burn off some steam at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Baptist Chuch, and finally experience rural life at Twamley Farm.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Orford trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Orford can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Wildlife Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Buckland
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Tasmanian Bushland Garden ©
Tasmanian Bushland Garden
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm
Darlington Vineyard ©
Darlington Vineyard

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.
Step out of Port Arthur with an excursion to Fossil Bay Lookout in Eaglehawk Neck--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track, steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur route planner.

Traveling by car from Orford to Port Arthur takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

5
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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Shene Tasmania in Pontville--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hobart vacation maker app .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Berriedale, Richmond Bridge, Shene Tasmania
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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