46 days in Tasmania Itinerary

46 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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46 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sheffield
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Tarraleah
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Geeveston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Port Arthur
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Orford
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
St Helens
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

5
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.
Attractions like Cataract Gorge Reserve and Seahorse World make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Woolmers Estate (in Longford). There's lots more to do: stroll through City Park, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, shop like a local with Design Centre Tasmania, and find something for the whole family at Penny Royal Adventures.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Launceston visit planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Launceston is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) is 2 hours. When traveling from Singapore in December, plan for slightly colder days in Launceston, with highs around 25°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Holm Oak Vineyards, Elmslie Winery, Goaty Hill Wines, Woolmers Estate
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Tasmania Zoo ©
Tasmania Zoo

4
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Nut State Reserve and Hellyer Gorge. Get out of town with these interesting Stanley side-trips: Wynyard (Boat Harbour Beach, Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, & more) and Arthur River (Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area & Sumac Lookout). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, stop by Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage.

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

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Sheffield.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Wynyard, Arthur River, Hellyer Gorge
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

4
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Kids will enjoy Cradle Mountain and Devils @ Cradle. Change things up with these side-trips from Sheffield: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Dove Lake Circuit & Lake St. Clair) and Coles Beach (in Devonport). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, look for gifts at The Emporium, take in the pleasant sights at Tasmania’s Town of Murals, and take an in-depth tour of Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society.

To find reviews and more tourist information, use the Sheffield trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Stanley to Sheffield by car takes about 2 hours. In January in Sheffield, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Coles Beach, Wilmot Country Store
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach

4
nights
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Franklin River Nature Trail and Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Explore Tarraleah's surroundings by going to Derwent Bridge (The Wall in the Wilderness, King William Saddle, & more), Serpentine Dam (in Strathgordon) and Nelson Falls (in Queenstown). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tarraleah trip planner.

Getting from Sheffield to Tarraleah by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Derwent Bridge, Franklin River Nature Trail, Nelson Falls, Serpentine Dam, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness
Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap

4
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Get out of town with these interesting Geeveston side-trips: Snug Bushfire Memorial (in Snug), Pelverata Falls Track (in Huonville) and South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park). Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Hartz Mountains National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Tahune Forest AirWalk, pick up some local products at Huonville Market, learn about winemaking at St Imre Vineyard, and look for gifts at The Wall Of Lollies.

To find out how to plan a trip to Geeveston, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Tarraleah to Geeveston by car takes about 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Geeveston are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Huonville, South Cape Bay, Hartz Mountains National Park, Cygnet Living History Museum, St Imre Vineyard
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park

6
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.
Attractions like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Seven Mile Beach make great kid-friendly stops. On the 18th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hobart attractions planning tool .

Getting from Geeveston to Hobart by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Kingston Beach, Macquarie Island, Shot Tower, Bellerive Beach
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 20:
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Kingston Beach ©
Kingston Beach

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River), Eaglehawk Neck (Devil's Kitchen, Waterfall Bay, & more) and Denison Canal (in Dunalley).

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site, Model Prison, Denison Canal
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

4
nights
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Change things up with these side-trips from Orford: Oatlands (Callington Mill & Lake Dulverton), Copping (Bream Creek Farmers Market & Copping Convict and Colonial Collection) and St John the Baptist Chuch (in Buckland). Spend a day of island exploring on the 26th (Sat) at Maria Island National Park. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard, take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout, and make a trip to Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial.

To find out how to plan a trip to Orford, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Port Arthur to Orford by car takes about 2 hours. January in Orford sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 29th (Tue), you're off toColes Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Oatlands, Tasmania, Copping, St John the Baptist Chuch
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Thumbs Lookout ©
Three Thumbs Lookout
Darlington Vineyard ©
Darlington Vineyard

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Friendly Beaches will thrill your kids. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, and stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay visit planner .

Traveling by car from Orford to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard, Melshell Oyster Shack
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

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.
Explore St Helens' surroundings by going to Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby), Pyengana (Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe & St Columba Falls Reserve) and Blue Tier (in Weldborough).

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our St Helens online trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pyengana, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Blue Tier, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Little Blue Lake
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

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