42 days in Tasmania Itinerary

42 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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42 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Devonport
bus:  1​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
St Helens
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Arthur
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 10 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Devonport

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Woolmers Estate and Bridestowe Lavender Estate. Visiting Cataract Gorge Reserve and Platypus House will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Rowella (Iron Pot Bay Vineyard & Holm Oak Vineyards), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Barnbougle Dunes (in Bridport). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around City Park, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner .

Devonport to Launceston is an approximately 1.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Rowella, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Barnbougle Dunes, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Platypus House
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 11:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 12th (Wed), make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse, and then cruise along Boat Harbour Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Stanley route planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. February in Stanley sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Boat Harbour Beach
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

6
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Visiting Dove Lake Circuit and Westmorland Falls will get you outdoors. "Wee Georgie Wood" and Kenworthys Stamper Mill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Lobster Falls (in Mole Creek), Hellyer Gorge (in Parrawe) and Whyte Hills Lookout (in Waratah). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff, explore the striking landscape of Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Waratah, Mole Creek, "Wee Georgie Wood", Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Hellyer Gorge
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

4
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Let the collections at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery and Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Halls Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Helens: St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers (in St Marys), Pyengana (St Columba Falls Reserve & Pyengana Dairy) and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby).

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You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

St Marys, Pyengana, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Chinese Heritage Mining Area, Little Blue Lake
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers

6
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 Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Raspins Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Denison Beach) and Swansea (Melshell Oysters & Spiky Beach Conservation Area). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay vacation site .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Swansea, Cranbrook, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 29:
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Port Arthur Historic Site and Government Cottage. Appreciate the collections at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site and Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Fortescue Bay) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). Fill the 6th (Fri) with the natural beauty at Lime Bay State Reserve.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 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 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 6:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

10
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.
Museum of Old and New Art and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Hobart to go to Mount Field National Park and see Russell Falls, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. On the 9th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. On the 13th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach, take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart itinerary planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Opossum Bay Beach, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 16:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

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