33 days in Tasmania Itinerary

33 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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33 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
1
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Bruny Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Hobart
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Adelaide

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and then take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, then view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse, and finally explore and take pictures at Boat Harbour Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Stanley online travel route planner .

Adelaide to Stanley is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in December; daily highs in Stanley reach 26°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trips

Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Boat Harbour Beach
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones ©
Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones

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 (Thu), examine the collection at Don River Railway, then sample the fine beverages at Southern Wild Distillery, then browse for treasures at Reliquaire, and finally take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, and then rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Turners Beach Berry Patch.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ulverstone trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Ulverstone takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ulverstone are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Devonport, Reliquaire, Turners Beach Berry Patch
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
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Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Reliquaire ©
Reliquaire

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake St. Clair and The Overland Track. Get out of town with these interesting Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park side-trips: Strahan (Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill & Henty Dunes) and Zeehan (Zeehan Rock Shop & West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan).

To plan Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Ulverstone to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Mole Creek.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Zeehan, Strahan
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©

2
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. On the 7th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, Head underground at Marakoopa Cave, then explore the world behind art at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of ONTRAK Gallery, then look for gifts at World Of Marbles, and then take a stroll through Tasmania’s Town of Murals.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mole Creek attractions planning app .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Mole Creek in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Mole Creek are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Sheffield, Alum Cliffs, Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
World Of Marbles ©
World Of Marbles

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Liffey Falls and Barnbougle Dunes. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Woolmers Estate (in Longford), Lost Farm Barnbougle Golf Course (in Bridport) and Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings (in Legerwood). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Tamar River, admire the landmark architecture of Franklin House, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Launceston planner .

Drive from Mole Creek to Launceston in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Bridport, Holm Oak Vineyards, Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, Woolmers Estate, Liffey Falls
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Liffey Falls ©
Liffey Falls

3
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maria Island National Park and Tasman National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Launceston to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Freycinet National Park and Mt Amos Climb. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Ross (Tasmanian Wool Centre. & Four Corners of Ross) and Swansea (East Coast Heritage Museum & Melshell Oysters). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, snap pictures at Ross Bridge, see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, and walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay trip tool .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ross, Swansea, Gala Estate Vineyard, Ross Bridge, Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

4
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Explore hidden gems such as Cape Bruny Lighthouse and The Neck. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at South Bruny National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through Fluted Cape Trail, hike along Labillardiere Peninsula Walk, look for gifts at Bruny Island Honey, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Bruny Island Quarantine Station.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bruny Island online trip planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Bruny Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:
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South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Helicopter Tours and The Wicked Cheese Co.. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). Spend the 29th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 30th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art, The Wicked Cheese Co., Tahune Forest AirWalk
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 31:
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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Helicopter Tours

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