31 days in Tasmania Itinerary

31 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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31 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Mount Field National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary), Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Launceston online journey planner .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Mole Creek, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Woolmers Estate
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 21st (Thu), make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then look for gifts at The Angel's Share, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, then make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, and then cruise along Boat Harbour Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Stanley online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Boat Harbour Beach
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

4
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Philosopher Falls (in Waratah), Strahan (Henty Dunes, Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, & more) and Zeehan (Zeehan Rock Shop & West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan). It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker .

You can drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Mount Field National Park.

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

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Strahan, Zeehan, Philosopher Falls
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 26:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Hogarth Falls ©
Hogarth Falls

4
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Mount Field National Park: Ratho Golf Course (in Bothwell), Tarraleah Power Station Lookout (in Tarraleah) and The Wall in the Wilderness (in Derwent Bridge).

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Field National Park online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Mount Field National Park in 5.5 hours. February in Mount Field National Park sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Maydena Bike Park, Willow Creek Miniature Goats, Franklin River Nature Trail, Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, The Wall in the Wilderness
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 2:
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness
Willow Creek Miniature Goats ©
Willow Creek Miniature Goats

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno), Raspins Beach (in Orford) and Swansea (Melshell Oysters & Spiky Beach Conservation Area). Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

Plan a Coles Bay trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Mount Field National Park to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Swansea, Gala Estate Vineyard, Raspins Beach, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 7:
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Fossil Bay Lookout, Waterfall Bay, & more).

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur road trip website .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 11:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: The Sensory Tasmania (in Richmond) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 13th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 17:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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