40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  12​h
1
King Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Stanley
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mole Creek
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Launceston
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Coles Bay
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Geeveston
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Perth

2
nights
King Island

King Island ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Wickham Links and Cape Wickham Lighthouse. Take a break from the city and head to King Island Trail Rides and Calcified Forest.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our King Island route planner .

Perth to King Island is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to King Island due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in King Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
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King Island Trail Rides ©
King Island Trail Rides
Currie Lighthouse ©
Currie Lighthouse
King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles

4
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Makers Workshop and Burnie Regional Museum. Step out of the city life by going to The Nut State Reserve and Boat Harbour Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stanley: Rocky Cape Lighthouse (in Rocky Cape), Wynyard (Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre & Table Cape Lighthouse Experience) and Fern Glade Reserve (in Burnie). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Hellyer Gorge, and make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Stanley journey builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from King Island to Stanley. In October, daytime highs in Stanley are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Stanley

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Burnie, Wynyard, Mawbanna, Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Lobster Ponds
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Makers Workshop ©
Makers Workshop

4
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate and Waddamana Power Station Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Cradle Mountain and Devils @ Cradle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mole Creek: Leven Canyon (in Ulverstone), Turners Beach Berry Patch (in Turners Beach) and Lake St. Clair (in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, and take a peaceful walk through Westmorland Falls.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mole Creek online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Stanley to Mole Creek in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mole Creek

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Waddamana Power Station Museum, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Leven Canyon
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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.
Popular historic sites such as Woolmers Estate and The Low Head Lighthouse are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and City Park Radio Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Longford (Brickendon Estate & Brickendon Colonial Farm Village), Bridport Walking Track (in Bridport) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Launceston visit planner .

Drive from Mole Creek to Launceston in an hour. In October in Launceston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Longford, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Bridport Walking Track, Platypus House, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Suncoast Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): see the interesting displays at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, view the masterpieces at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery.

Planning St Helens trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In October in St Helens, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

St Marys, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery

6
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. We've included these beaches for you: Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay Lookout. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Spiky Bridge (in Swansea) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Swansea
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 6:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Russell Falls. Get in touch with nature at Seven Mile Beach and Mount Wellington. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Willow Creek Miniature Goats (in Ellendale), Shene Tasmania (in Pontville) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Mona, gain insight at Salamanca Arts Centre, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Hobart day trip tool .

Drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Hobart sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Bellerive, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach, Fern Tree
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Mona ©
Mona
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

4
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Port Arthur Historic Site and Australian Convict Sites. Take a break from the city and head to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Lime Bay State Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Devil's Kitchen (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Model Prison
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

3
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Tahune Forest AirWalk and Hartz Mountains National Park. Explore hidden gems such as South Cape Bay and Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery. Step out of Geeveston with an excursion to Picton River in Huonville--about 34 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Geeveston vacation planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Geeveston in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Geeveston can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geeveston

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Picton River, Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery, Hartz Mountains National Park, South Cape Bay
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park

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