44 days in Tasmania Itinerary

44 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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44 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mount Field National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 6 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:  2​h
8
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
King Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Raptor Refuge (in Kettering), Shene Tasmania (in Pontville) and Pressing Matters (in Richmond). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart tour itinerary 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. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, The Neck, Raptor Refuge, Craigow Vineyard, Shene Tasmania
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 29:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

3
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mount Field National Park: Lawrenny Estate Distillery (in Ouse), Belgrove Distillery (in Kempton) and Bothwell (Ratho Golf Course & Bothwell War Memorial).

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Field National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Hobart to Mount Field National Park in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mount Field National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bothwell, Lawrenny Estate Distillery, Willow Creek Miniature Goats, Maydena Bike Park, Belgrove Distillery
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Willow Creek Miniature Goats ©
Willow Creek Miniature Goats
Ratho Golf Course ©
Ratho Golf Course

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman National Park, Fossil Bay Lookout, & more).

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur road trip planner.

You can drive from Mount Field National Park to Port Arthur in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno), Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Dolphin Sands (Melshell Oyster Shack & Kings Fine Art Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Four Corners of Ross, and do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Dolphin Sands, Freycinet, Four Corners of Ross, East Coast Natureworld
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chinese Heritage Mining Area (in Branxholm), Mount William National Park (in Scottsdale) and Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings (in Legerwood).

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the St Helens trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

St Marys, Pyengana, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, Bay of Fires
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Southern Wild Distillery (in Devonport), Leven Canyon (in Ulverstone) and Seahorse World (in Beauty Point). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, walk around City Park, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary app .

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In January in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sheffield.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Longford, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Southern Wild Distillery, The Tasmanian Honey Company, Little Rivers Brewing Co
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sheffield: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, & more), The Wall in the Wilderness (in Derwent Bridge) and 3 Willows Vineyard (in Meander). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Nelson Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs, and make a trip to Mosaic Pathway.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sheffield online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Sheffield in 1.5 hours. In January in Sheffield, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Alum Cliffs, 3 Willows Vineyard, Nelson Falls, The Wall in the Wilderness
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Stanley: Boat Harbour Beach (in Wynyard), Edge of the World (in Arthur River) and Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage, and contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Stanley online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Sheffield to Stanley takes 2 hours. In January in Stanley, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to King Island.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dip River Forest Reserve, Edge of the World, Boat Harbour Beach
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

4
nights
King Island

King Island ©
King Island is known for historic sites, nature, shopping, trails, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Cape Wickham Links, view the masterpieces at King Island Kelp Craft, make a trip to Currie Lighthouse, and explore by horseback at King Island Trail Rides.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our King Island sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Stanley to King Island with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in King Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

King Island
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
King Island Trail Rides ©
King Island Trail Rides
King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles
Currie Lighthouse ©
Currie Lighthouse

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