33 days in Tasmania Itinerary

33 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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33 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Strahan
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Arthur
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 8 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.
Visit The Low Head Lighthouse and The Pilgrim Uniting Church for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Tamar Island Wetlands and Mole Creek Caves. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford), Marakoopa Cave (in Mole Creek) and Deloraine (Liffey Falls & Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum). The adventure continues: tee off at Barnbougle Dunes, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, learn about all things military at Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum, and see the interesting displays at Bass & Flinders Centre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary planning tool .

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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Launceston at 20°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Deloraine, Low Head, Mole Creek, Bass & Flinders Centre, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre

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 29th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Emporium, then take an in-depth tour of Bass Strait Maritime Centre, and finally examine the collection at Don River Railway.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Ulverstone attractions site .

Drive from Launceston to Ulverstone in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Devonport, Gunns Plains
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Bass Strait Maritime Centre ©
Bass Strait Maritime Centre

3
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan and Nelson Falls. Let the collections at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and Eric Thomas Galley Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from Strahan with a short trip to Spion Kop Lookout in Queenstown, about 44 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail and look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks and Wilderness Whisky.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Strahan trip planning website .

You can drive from Ulverstone to Strahan in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Queenstown, West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Franklin River Nature Trail
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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

4
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake St. Clair and Westmorland Falls. Get outdoors at Dove Lake Circuit and Devils @ Cradle. Get out of town with these interesting Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park side-trips: Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site (in Waddamana), Hellyer Gorge (in Parrawe) and Derwent Bridge (Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park & King William Saddle). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cradle Mountain and admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Derwent Bridge, Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, Westmorland Falls, Hellyer Gorge
Find places to stay May 3 — 7:
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Hellyer Gorge ©
Hellyer Gorge

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tasmanian Wool Centre. and Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to St Marys to see St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, St Marys, Tasmanian Wool Centre., Kings Fine Art Gallery, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay May 7 — 12:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Tasmanian Wool Centre. ©
Tasmanian Wool Centre.
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Port Arthur Historic Site and Coal Mines Historic Site. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maria Island National Park and Cape Raoul. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Fossil Bay Lookout, Tasman Arch, & more).

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Port Arthur driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay May 12 — 17:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

8
nights
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 discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and St. David's Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Fern Tree are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston), Raptor Refuge (in Kettering) and Shene Tasmania (in Pontville). Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Hartz Mountains National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hobart visit planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Fern Tree, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Hartz Mountains National Park, Raptor Refuge
Find places to stay May 17 — 25:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

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