35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
King Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
St Helens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Orford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Geeveston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Hobart
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
King Island

King Island ©
Get some cultural insight at Cape Wickham Links and King Island Kelp Craft.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our King Island trip planner .

Sydney to King Island is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in King Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
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King Island Trail Rides ©
King Island Trail Rides
King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles
Cape Wickham Lighthouse ©
Cape Wickham Lighthouse

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake St. Clair and Devils @ Cradle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Preston Falls (in Ulverstone), Tarraleah (Tarraleah Power Station Lookout & Tarraleah Falls) and Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains). Spend the 13th (Thu) 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 hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from King Island to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

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

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Tarraleah, Gunns Plains Caves, Preston Falls
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Woolmers Estate and The Low Head Lighthouse. Step out of the city life by going to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Penny Royal Adventures. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World), Coles Beach (in Devonport) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, learn about winemaking at Josef Chromy Cellar Door, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston travel route planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Holm Oak Vineyards, The Low Head Lighthouse, Coles Beach, Woolmers Estate
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach

3
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Step out of the city life by going to Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails. Venture out of the city with trips to Chinese Heritage Mining Area (in Branxholm), Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe (in Pyengana) and Little Blue Lake (in South Mount Cameron).

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our St Helens tour planner .

Drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

St Marys, Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe, Little Blue Lake, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Chinese Heritage Mining Area
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Little Blue Lake ©
Little Blue Lake

4
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.
Visit Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Gala Estate Vineyard. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, stroll through Honeymoon Bay, and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip builder site .

Drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard, Melshell Oysters
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

2
nights
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park and then pause for some photo ops at Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Baptist Chuch, pick up some local products at Bream Creek Farmers Market, then see the interesting displays at Copping Convict and Colonial Collection, and finally take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Orford trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. September in Orford sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Tasmania, Copping, St John the Baptist Chuch
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Darlington Vineyard ©
Darlington Vineyard
St John the Baptist Chuch ©
St John the Baptist Chuch

3
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Get some historical perspective at Port Arthur Historic Site and Coal Mines Historic Site. Step out of the city life by going to Three Capes Track and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Get out of town with these interesting Port Arthur side-trips: Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman blowhole & Waterfall Bay) and Denison Canal (in Dunalley).

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip planning app .

You can drive from Orford to Port Arthur in 2 hours. September in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Denison Canal, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

4
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Get outdoors at South Cape Bay and Hartz Mountains National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Geeveston: Huonville (Mount Misery Walk & Pelverata Falls Track). The adventure continues: trek along Tahune Forest AirWalk, do a tasting at St Imre Vineyard, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Esperance.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Geeveston tour planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Geeveston in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Geeveston

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Huonville, Hartz Mountains National Park, St Imre Vineyard, South Cape Bay
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:
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South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

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 some cultural insight at Mona and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Long Beach and Bellerive Beach. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Rocky Cape National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, enjoy the sand and surf at Hinsby Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and stroll through Opossum Bay Beach.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hobart road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Geeveston to Hobart takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Richmond, Mona, Opossum Bay Beach, Bellerive Beach
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 10:
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Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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