36 days in Tasmania Itinerary

36 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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36 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Orford
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Tarraleah
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Singapore

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.
Head to Goaty Hill Wines and Tasmanian Glassblowersfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Woolmers Estate and Entally Estate. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World), Tamar Valley Art Shack (in Clarence Point) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll through City Park, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston online attractions planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Launceston is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Launceston due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Singapore in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Launceston, with highs around 25°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Holm Oak Vineyards, Narawntapu National Park, Tamar Valley Art Shack, Evandale Market
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Entally Estate ©
Entally Estate

4
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Highfield Historic Site and Rocky Cape Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Stanley: Wynyard (Boat Harbour Beach, Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, & more), Burnie (Makers Workshop, Fern Glade Reserve, & more) and Penguin's Heritage Trail (in Penguin). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Providore 24, make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage, identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, and take some stellar pictures from Trethewies Lookout.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Stanley travel route builder website .

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Wynyard, Burnie, Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Penguin's Heritage Trail
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Devil's Corner Cellar Door. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Stanley to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Melshell Oysters, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
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Melshell Oysters ©
Melshell Oysters
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

3
nights
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orford: Buckland (St John the Baptist Chuch & Tasmanian Bushland Garden), Copping Convict and Colonial Collection (in Copping) and Callington Mill (in Oatlands). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, do a tasting at Darlington Vineyard, relax in the rural setting at Twamley Farm, and make a trip to Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Orford trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Orford takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Buckland, Tasmania, Copping Convict and Colonial Collection, Callington Mill
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm
Callington Mill ©
Callington Mill

4
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Port Arthur Historic Site and Coal Mines Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman blowhole, Tasman Arch, & more) and Denison Canal (in Dunalley).

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip itinerary website .

Getting from Orford to Port Arthur by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Model Prison, Denison Canal, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Salamanca Market and The Drill Hall Emporium. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Venture out of the city with trips to Epsom House (in Pontville) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 7th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Mona, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, stroll through Bellerive Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart day trip site .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, The Drill Hall Emporium, Mona
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Mona ©
Mona

3
nights
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
Get out of town with these interesting Tarraleah side-trips: Derwent Bridge (King William Saddle & The Wall in the Wilderness), Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and Strathgordon (Gordon Dam & Serpentine Dam).

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tarraleah trip planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Tarraleah in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Derwent Bridge, Strathgordon, Franklin River Nature Trail, Waddamana Power Station Museum, Ratho Golf Course
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Waddamana Power Station Museum ©
Waddamana Power Station Museum
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

5
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Explore Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park's surroundings by going to Leven Antique Centre (in Ulverstone), Turners Beach Berry Patch (in Turners Beach) and "Wee Georgie Wood" (in Tullah). On the 14th (Mon), hike the day away at The Overland Track. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Larmairremener tabelti.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park planner .

You can drive from Tarraleah to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

"Wee Georgie Wood", Leven Antique Centre, Gunns Plains Caves, Turners Beach Berry Patch
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch
©
"Wee Georgie Wood"

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