39 days in Tasmania Itinerary

39 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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39 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Devonport
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Mount Field National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St Helens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Launceston
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Sheffield
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Explore Mount Field National Park's surroundings by going to Ratho Golf Course (in Bothwell) and Lawrenny Estate Distillery (in Ouse).

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Mount Field National Park road trip tool .

Perth to Mount Field National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Mount Field National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Perth in February; daily highs in Mount Field National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lawrenny Estate Distillery, Maydena Bike Park, Ratho Golf Course, Willow Creek Miniature Goats
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Willow Creek Miniature Goats ©
Willow Creek Miniature Goats
Ratho Golf Course ©
Ratho Golf Course

8
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Opossum Bay Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The Sensory Tasmania (in Richmond), Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry) and Picton River (in Huonville). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner .

Getting from Mount Field National Park to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond, Cambridge, Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach, South Cape Bay
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 12:
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

7
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.
Bring the kids along to Stewarts Bay and Fortescue Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Fossil Bay Lookout, Waterfall Bay, & more).

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur holiday builder site .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 19:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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.
Bring the kids along to Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Raspins Beach. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook), Dolphin Sands (Melshell Oyster Shack & Kings Fine Art Gallery) and Bicheno (Denison Beach & East Coast Natureworld). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay road trip planning site .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin Sands, Bicheno, Cranbrook, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Raspins Beach
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

4
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Venture out of the city with trips to Halls Falls (in Perth (Tasmania)), Bay of Fires (in Binalong Bay) and Pyengana (St Columba Falls Reserve & Pyengana Dairy).

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the St Helens road trip tool .

Drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in St Helens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

St Marys, Pyengana, Bay of Fires, Halls Falls, Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Seahorse World and Tassie Tiger Mini Golf. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Devonport (Southern Wild Distillery & Coles Beach), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and find something for the whole family at Penny Royal Adventures.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston route planner .

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In February in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sheffield.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Devonport, Longford, Beauty Point, Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company, Wings Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 6:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Penny Royal Adventures ©
Penny Royal Adventures

4
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Venture out of the city with trips to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Devils @ Cradle, Dove Lake Circuit, & more) and Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, don't miss a visit to Mosaic Pathway, and experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sheffield trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Sheffield takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Sheffield can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Mole Creek, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

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