44 days in Tasmania Itinerary

44 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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44 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
1
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Strahan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Launceston
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
St Helens
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Arthur
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Stanley Discovery Museum and Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boat Harbour Beach and Table Cape Lighthouse Experience. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stanley: Rocky Cape Lighthouse (in Rocky Cape) and Arthur River (Edge of the World & The Tarkine Drive). The adventure continues: make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, get great views at Trethewies Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Stanley trip planner .

Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in July, Stanley is slightly colder at night with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Arthur River, Wynyard, The Arty Duck, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

3
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ocean Beach and Nelson Falls. Get a sense of the local culture at Eric Thomas Galley Museum and Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill. Explore Strahan's surroundings by going to Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston), West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan (in Zeehan) and Spion Kop Lookout (in Queenstown). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls and stop by Wilderness Woodworks and Wilderness Whisky.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Strahan tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Stanley to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Queenstown, Iron Blow Lookout, West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Montezuma Falls
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

8
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.
Head to Design Centre Tasmania and Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Woolmers Estate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Loira Vines (in Sidmouth) and Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, view the masterpieces at The Working Art Space and Gallery, stroll around City Park, and admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip planner .

Getting from Strahan to Launceston by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Launceston are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Deloraine, Mole Creek, Longford, Beauty Point, Albert Gallery
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 24:
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village

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.
Appreciate the collections at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers and Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chinese Heritage Mining Area and East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings (in Legerwood), Pyengana (St Columba Falls Reserve & Pyengana Dairy) and Mt Paris Dam (in Branxholm).

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens holiday planner .

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

St Marys, Pyengana, Branxholm, Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

7
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.
Appreciate the collections at Kings Fine Art Gallery and Waubs Bay Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wineglass Bay and Honeymoon Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Swansea (Melshell Oysters, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, & more), Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Raspins Beach, and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

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

Drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Cranbrook, Dolphin Sands, Orford
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 4:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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.
Port Arthur Historic Site and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Raoul and Government Cottage. Take a break from Port Arthur with a short trip to Coal Mines Historic Site in Saltwater River, about 38 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur travel planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 11:
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Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

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.
Head to Salamanca Arts Centre and Salamanca Marketfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at North Hobart and Puddleduck Vineyard. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Lawrenny Estate Distillery (in Ouse), Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and Bothwell (Bothwell War Memorial & Ratho Golf Course). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, sample the fine beverages at Lark Distillery, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Richmond, Berriedale, Bothwell, Russell Falls, Lawrenny Estate Distillery
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 22:
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Maritime Museum of Tasmania ©
Maritime Museum of Tasmania
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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