40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + taxi:  12​h 15​min
1
Port Arthur
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mount Field National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St Helens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Launceston
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Stanley
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Singapore

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Three Capes Track and Maria Island National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay, Tasman Arch, & more). Fill the 4th (Sat) with the natural beauty at Lime Bay State Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur sightseeing planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Port Arthur is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) is 2 hours. While traveling from Singapore, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Port Arthur, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Maria Island National Park
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Visiting Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington will get you outdoors. Head to Salamanca Market and Pagan Ciderfor plenty of shopping. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park), Wobbly Boot Vineyard (in Campania) and Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell). On the 7th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend the 13th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, and learn about winemaking at Pressing Matters.

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Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach, Kingston Beach, South Cape Bay, Nonesuch Distillery
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

3
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Escape the urban bustle at Russell Falls and Horseshoe Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Mount Field National Park: Lawrenny Estate Distillery (in Ouse), Belgrove Distillery (in Kempton) and Bothwell (Bothwell War Memorial, Nant Distillery, & more).

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Drive from Hobart to Mount Field National Park in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bothwell, Lawrenny Estate Distillery, Belgrove Distillery
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Ratho Golf Course ©
Ratho Golf Course
Lady Barron Falls ©
Lady Barron Falls

5
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.
Get outdoors at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Head to Freycinet Marine Farm and Kings Fine Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Bicheno to see East Coast Natureworld about 30 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planner .

Getting from Mount Field National Park to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Coles Bay Jetty
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course. Do your shopping at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery and Suncoast Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting St Helens side-trips: Little Blue Lake (in South Mount Cameron), Pyengana (Pyengana Dairy & St Columba Falls Reserve) and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby).

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read St Helens trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pyengana, Little Blue Lake, Mt Paris Dam, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails

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.
Shop till you drop at Design Centre Tasmania and Waverly Woolen Mills Factory Outlet. Step out of the city life by going to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Platypus House. Venture out of the city with trips to Loira Vines (in Sidmouth), Bridport (Lost Farm Barnbougle Golf Course & Barnbougle Dunes) and Rowella (Holm Oak Vineyards & Iron Pot Bay Vineyard). There's lots more to do: walk around City Park, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Launceston trip tool .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. January in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Rowella, Bridport, Loira Vines, Platypus House, Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 31:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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. Shop till you drop at Antique Emporium and The Working Art Space and Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Dove Lake Circuit and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Sheffield (Tasmania’s Town of Murals & World Of Marbles) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain & Devils @ Cradle). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Southern Wild Distillery.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Ulverstone trip maker site .

Getting from Launceston to Ulverstone by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January in Ulverstone, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sheffield, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Devonport, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
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Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

5
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Shop till you drop at The Angel's Share and Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery. Visiting The Nut State Reserve and Fossil Bluff will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Stanley: Wynyard (Boat Harbour Beach & Table Cape Lighthouse Experience), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Smithton) and Lobster Ponds (in Flowerdale). And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Dip River Forest Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Trethewies Lookout, make a trip to Edge of the World, and admire all the interesting features of The Tarkine Drive.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Stanley trip planner .

Drive from Ulverstone to Stanley in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Wynyard, Mawbanna, Arthur River, Lobster Ponds, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Lobster Ponds ©
Lobster Ponds

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