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
— 11 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Strahan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Burnie
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Launceston
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Coles Bay
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Port Arthur
— 7 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

11
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Opossum Bay Beach and South Cape Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Russell Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Ratho Golf Course (in Bothwell), Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry) and Wobbly Boot Vineyard (in Campania). On the 23rd (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend the 24th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart online trip 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 February, things will get a bit cooler in Hobart: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, Mount Field National Park, Fern Tree, Kingston Beach, Shene Tasmania
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 28:
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Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and Spion Kop Lookout. Escape the urban bustle at Nelson Falls and Ocean Beach. Step out of Strahan to go to Corinna and see Mt Donaldson, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Montezuma Falls, stroll through Franklin River Nature Trail, and get outside with Henty Dunes.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Strahan road trip website .

You can drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Burnie.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Queenstown, Mt Donaldson
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:
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Montezuma Falls ©
Montezuma Falls
Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

4
nights
Burnie

Burnie
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Visiting Dove Lake Circuit and Devils @ Cradle will get you outdoors. Explore Burnie's surroundings by going to Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves), Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain & Marion's Lookout Walk) and Hellyer Gorge (in Parrawe). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Coles Beach, identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area, and take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Burnie online travel route planner .

You can drive from Strahan to Burnie in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Devonport, Gunns Plains, Preston Falls, Hellyer Gorge
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 6:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Popular historic sites such as Highfield Historic Site and Rocky Cape Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at The Nut State Reserve and Green Point Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Stanley: Arthur River (The Tarkine Drive & Edge of the World) and Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, and look for gifts at Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Stanley online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Burnie to Stanley in 1.5 hours. March in Stanley sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Arthur River, Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Dip River Forest Reserve, Green Point Beach
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Edge of the World ©
Edge of the World

9
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Delamere Vineyards. Get outdoors at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Bridport (Lost Farm Barnbougle Golf Course & Barnbougle Dunes), Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford) and Loira Vines (in Sidmouth). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve, and steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planner .

You can drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. March in Launceston sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Longford, Beauty Point, Rowella, Bridport, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 18:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Delamere Vineyards ©
Delamere Vineyards

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.
Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Craigie Knowe Vineyard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Spiky Beach Conservation Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Raspins Beach (in Orford), Melshell Oysters (in Swansea) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in St Helens). Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, take a memorable tour with Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Denison Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner .

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Dolphin Sands, Freycinet, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 24:
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Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

7
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lime Bay State Reserve and Safety Cove Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Port Arthur Historic Site and Cape Raoul. Explore Port Arthur's surroundings by going to Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay, Fortescue Bay, & more) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River).

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur online day trip planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Tasmania, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 31:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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