35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
George Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Maydena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Strathgordon
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Melbourne

7
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 Seven Mile Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Fern Tree. Venture out of the city with trips to Callington Mill (in Oatlands) and Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider (in Huonville). Dedicate the 6th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, take a stroll through Sullivans Cove, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip site .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Callington Mill, Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider, Museum of Old and New Art, Kingston Beach Golf Club
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Runnymede House ©
Runnymede House
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Attractions like Fortescue Bay and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maria Island National Park and Tessellated Pavement. Go for a jaunt from Eaglehawk Neck to Port Arthur to see Cape Raoul about 40 minutes away.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Eaglehawk Neck online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck by car takes about 1.5 hours. January in Eaglehawk Neck sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay. Tasmanian Wool Centre. and Cape Tourville Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Cranbrook and see Spring Vale Wines, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Freycinet, Bicheno, Tasmanian Wool Centre.
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Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Design Centre Tasmania and The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Longford (Brickendon Colonial Farm Village & Brickendon Estate), Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings (in Legerwood) and St Columba Falls Reserve (in Pyengana). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, view the masterpieces at Tasmanian Glassblowers, and admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston visit planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Longford, Tasmanian Glassblowers, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Pearn's Steam World, Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

3
nights
George Town

George Town ©
George Town is a large town in north-east Tasmania, on the eastern bank of the mouth of the Tamar River. Museum-lovers will get to explore Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum and Tamar Valley Art Shack. Get outdoors at Narawntapu National Park and Platypus House. Change things up with these side-trips from George Town: Bay of Fires Winery (in Pipers River) and Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook). There's still lots to do: stop by Goaty Hill Wines, take in the views from Batman Bridge, learn about winemaking at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, and see the interesting displays at Bass & Flinders Centre.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the George Town vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to George Town takes an hour. January in George Town sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in George Town

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sidmouth, Rowella, Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Goaty Hill Wines
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines

4
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Step off the beaten path and head to West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan and Ocean Beach. Attractions like Devils @ Cradle and Westmorland Falls make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Strahan (Henty Dunes, Wilderness Woodworks, & more) and Spray Tunnel (in Zeehan). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from George Town to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ulverstone.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Strahan, Zeehan, Westmorland Falls
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Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Fossil Bluff, then see the interesting displays at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, then see the interesting displays at Burnie Regional Museum, and finally enjoy the sea views from Mersey Bluff Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area, examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ulverstone trip planning site .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Ulverstone in 3.5 hours. In January in Ulverstone, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Maydena.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Devonport, Wynyard, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Burnie Regional Museum
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House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse
Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach

2
nights
Maydena

Maydena ©
Maydena is a locality in Tasmania, Australia, alongside the River Tyenna.Maydena is on the Gordon River Road, south west of New Norfolk, through the Bushy Park Hop Fields, past the Styx Valley, turn left at Westerway, past Mount Field National Park and Russell Falls, through Tyenna and Fitzgerald townships and then up to Maydena itself. On the 1st (Fri), admire the sheer force of Russell Falls and then contemplate the waterfront views at Styx Valley.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Maydena trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Ulverstone to Maydena in 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Strathgordon.

Things to do in Maydena

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mount Field National Park
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Lake Dobson ©
Lake Dobson

2
nights
Strathgordon

Strathgordon ©
For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Strathgordon planner .

You can drive from Maydena to Strathgordon in 1.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Strathgordon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:
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Gordon Dam ©
Gordon Dam
Serpentine Dam ©
Serpentine Dam

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