31 days in Tasmania Itinerary

31 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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31 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  6​h
1
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Eaglehawk Neck
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Mount Field National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Stanley
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Canberra

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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Launceston day trip app .

Canberra to Launceston is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, Launceston is slightly colder than Canberra - with highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Mole Creek, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Deloraine Creative Studios, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Swansea (Melshell Oysters & Spiky Bridge) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Melshell Oyster Shack, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Spiky Bridge
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

4
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Eaglehawk Neck is known for outdoors, nature, museums, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Eaglehawk Neck trip builder site .

Getting from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Taranna, Maria Island National Park
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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 Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 16th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island
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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

4
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Mount Field National Park: Tarraleah Power Station Lookout (in Tarraleah), Strathgordon (Gordon Dam & Creepy Crawly Nature Trail) and The Wall in the Wilderness (in Derwent Bridge).

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Field National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Mount Field National Park takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Mount Field National Park are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Strathgordon, Maydena, Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, The Wall in the Wilderness, Willow Creek Miniature Goats
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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

4
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan) and Strahan (Henty Dunes, Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, & more). On the 27th (Sun), hike the day away at The Overland Track. There's more to do: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit and trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip planner .

Getting from Mount Field National Park to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Strahan, Zeehan Rock Shop
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

4
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stanley: Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna), Boat Harbour Beach (in Wynyard) and Edge of the World (in Arthur River). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, get great views at Trethewies Lookout, don't miss a visit to The Big Tree, and take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Stanley driving holiday tool .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In January in Stanley, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Beaches Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mawbanna, Boat Harbour Beach, Edge of the World
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

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