30 days in Tasmania Itinerary

30 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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30 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
1
Port Arthur
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
St Helens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Strahan
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Get in touch with nature at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Three Capes Track. Let the collections at Port Arthur Historic Site and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Port Arthur side-trips: Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay, Devil's Kitchen, & more) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, steep yourself in history at Government Farm, get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, and examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip itinerary planning app .

Sydney to Port Arthur is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, car, ferry, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in February, with highs in Port Arthur at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

5
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at East Coast Natureworld and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tasmanian Wool Centre. and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see Spiky Beach Conservation Area in Swansea, approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planning site .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Tasmanian Wool Centre.
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers and Suncoast Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Halls Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from St Helens: Chinese Heritage Mining Area (in Branxholm), Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery (in St Marys) and Pyengana (Pyengana Dairy & St Columba Falls Reserve). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, stroll through Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read St Helens road trip planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to St Helens by car takes about 1.5 hours. February in St Helens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

St Marys, Pyengana, Chinese Heritage Mining Area, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Franklin House. Take a break from the city and head to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Tamar Island Wetlands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Deloraine (Yarns Artwork in Silk & Liffey Falls) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Launceston route builder site .

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Deloraine, The Low Head Lighthouse, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Platypus House, Holm Oak Vineyards
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 26:
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

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. Escape the urban bustle at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Gunns Plains Caves. Let the collections at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate and Don River Railway capture your imagination. Explore Ulverstone's surroundings by going to Mole Creek Caves (in Mole Creek) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Dove Lake Circuit & Marion's Lookout Walk). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, sample the fine beverages at Southern Wild Distillery, and admire the sheer force of Preston Falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ulverstone trip planner .

Getting from Launceston to Ulverstone by car takes about 1.5 hours. February in Ulverstone sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Devonport, Mole Creek, Gunns Plains, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 29:
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park

3
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Appreciate the collections at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hogarth Falls and Ocean Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Strahan side-trips: Queenstown (Nelson Falls, Spion Kop Lookout, & more) and Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Montezuma Falls and take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Strahan route planner.

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Strahan takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Queenstown, Tasmania, Zeehan
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Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Russell Falls and Constitution Dock. Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Tahune Forest AirWalk in Geeveston, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Salamanca Arts Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, and stroll through Kingston Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hobart road trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hobart are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art, Kingston Beach, The Neck, Tahune Forest AirWalk
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 8:
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
The Neck ©
The Neck
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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