40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Orford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Launceston
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Mole Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Stanley
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
End: Sydney

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.
Relax by the water at Seven Mile Beach and Opossum Bay Beach. Visiting Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. On the 5th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, Hobart is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach, Opossum Bay Beach, Bellerive Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Get in touch with nature at Three Capes Track and Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck. Visit Fortescue Bay and Lime Bay State Reserve for some beach relaxation. Step out of Port Arthur to go to Eaglehawk Neck and see Tasman Arch, which is approximately 32 minutes away.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur travel planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

2
nights
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 15th (Fri), head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout, and then kick back and relax at Raspins Beach. On your second day here, do a tasting at Darlington Vineyard, then get your game on at Redbanks, and then relax in the rural setting at Twamley Farm.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Orford travel route builder website .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Orford in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Maria Island National Park, Redbanks, Twamley Farm
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Wineglass Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Freycinet National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Denison Beach), Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, and look for all kinds of wild species at Friendly Beaches.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Orford to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Spring Vale Wines
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve, and finally kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then do a tasting at Priory Ridge, then admire the sheer force of Halls Falls, and finally experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In February in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pyengana, Halls Falls, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Platypus House. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Woolmers Estate (in Longford), Liffey Falls (in Deloraine) and Seahorse World (in Beauty Point). There's lots more to do: stroll through City Park, explore the activities along Tamar River, look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Mt George Lookout, Liffey Falls, Woolmers Estate, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Feb 23 — Mar 2:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
North East Rail Trail ©
North East Rail Trail

3
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Visiting Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Westmorland Falls will get you outdoors. Explore Mole Creek's surroundings by going to The Wall in the Wilderness (in Derwent Bridge), Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land) and The Working Art Space and Gallery (in Sheffield). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, relax in the rural setting at Melita Honey Farm, and take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mole Creek trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Mole Creek takes an hour. In March in Mole Creek, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chudleigh, Sheffield, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, The Wall in the Wilderness
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 5:
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave

4
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Take a break from the city and head to Dove Lake Circuit and Ocean Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Strahan (Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill & Hogarth Falls). On the 9th (Sat), hike the day away at The Overland Track. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mole Creek to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Ulverstone.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Strahan
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

3
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Step out of the city life by going to Gunns Plains Caves and Bell's Parade. Explore Ulverstone's surroundings by going to House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate (in Latrobe) and Makers Workshop (in Burnie). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls, relax in the rural setting at The Truffledore, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ulverstone tour site .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Ulverstone in 3.5 hours. In March in Ulverstone, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Latrobe, Devonport, The Truffledore, Makers Workshop
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:
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Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then look for gifts at The Angel's Share, and finally don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse and then take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip planner.

Getting from Ulverstone to Stanley by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Boat Harbour Beach
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

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