48 days in Tasmania Itinerary

48 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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48 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Launceston
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Bruny Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Hobart
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Geeveston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Mount Field National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Adelaide

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Nut State Reserve and Lobster Ponds. Visiting Boat Harbour Beach and Fossil Bluff will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Dip River Forest Reserve in Mawbanna (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, get great views at Trethewies Lookout, don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage, and look for gifts at Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley trip planning website .

Adelaide to Stanley is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Adelaide in January, expect Stanley to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Wynyard, Lobster Ponds, Dip River Forest Reserve, Allendale Gardens
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Lobster Ponds ©
Lobster Ponds

3
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Visiting Leven Canyon and Wings Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gunns Plains Caves and Preston Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghost Rock Tasmania (in Northdown), Burnie (Makers Workshop & Burnie Park) and Latrobe (Bell's Parade & House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate). The adventure continues: stroll through Coles Beach, experience rural life at Turners Beach Berry Patch, and identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ulverstone day trip planning app .

You can drive from Stanley to Ulverstone in 1.5 hours. January in Ulverstone sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Latrobe, Devonport, Gunns Plains, Burnie, Ghost Rock Tasmania
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:
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Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Preston Falls ©
Preston Falls

4
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake St. Clair and The Overland Track. Discover out-of-the-way places like Devils @ Cradle and Barn Bluff. Change things up with a short trip to Philosopher Falls in Waratah (about 1h 20 min away). Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

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

Drive from Ulverstone to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mole Creek.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Philosopher Falls
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

2
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, then explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, and finally relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): trek along Westmorland Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Liffey Falls, then relax in the rural setting at Melita Honey Farm, and finally explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mole Creek trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Mole Creek takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Mole Creek are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Chudleigh, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, Liffey Falls
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave

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.
Visiting The Tamar Valley and Ben Lomond National Park will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Platypus House and Tamar Island Wetlands. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Bridport (Bridport Walking Track, Lost Farm Barnbougle Golf Course, & more), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Seahorse World (in Beauty Point). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, steep yourself in history at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planner.

You can drive from Mole Creek to Launceston in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bridport, Beauty Point, Tasmania, North East Rail Trail, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 3:
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands

2
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.
On the 4th (Mon), stop by The Shop in the Bush, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Falls Reserve, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, explore the activities along Little Blue Lake, and then play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read St Helens trip maker site .

Getting from Launceston to St Helens by car takes about 2.5 hours. February in St Helens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyengana, Little Blue Lake, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Little Blue Lake ©
Little Blue Lake

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and East Coast Natureworld. Visiting Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay Lookout will get you outdoors. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Swansea (Kate's Berry Farm & Melshell Oysters). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, and take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planner .

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard, Kate's Berry Farm
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 10:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

4
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Visiting South Bruny National Park and Bruny Island Quarantine Station will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to The Neck and Cape Bruny Lighthouse. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Fluted Cape Trail, examine the collection at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, view the masterpieces at Art at The Point Gallery, and stroll through Labillardiere Peninsula Walk.

Plan my trip to Bruny Island with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Coles Bay to Bruny Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 14:
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The Neck ©
The Neck
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Bruny Island Quarantine Station ©
Bruny Island Quarantine Station

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Maria Island National Park and Macquarie Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry), Zoodoo Zoo (in Richmond) and Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens (in New Norfolk). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, savor the flavors at Cascade Brewery, stroll through Seven Mile Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Tinderbox Marine Nature Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Tasmania, Opossum Bay Beach, Tinderbox Marine Reserve, Bellerive Beach
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 21:
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Tasman Arch. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck and Remarkable Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman blowhole, Waterfall Bay, & more). Fill the 24th (Sun) with the natural beauty at Lime Bay State Reserve.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 25:
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasman Arch ©
Tasman Arch

3
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Step out of the city life by going to Tahune Forest AirWalk and Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hartz Mountains National Park and Arve Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geeveston: Duck Hole Lake Walk (in Dover) and Huonville (Picton River & Pelverata Falls Track).

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Geeveston journey planning app .

Drive from Port Arthur to Geeveston in 2.5 hours. In February in Geeveston, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Huonville, Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery, Hartz Mountains National Park, Duck Hole Lake Walk
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery ©
Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery

3
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Get in touch with nature at Franklin River Nature Trail and Lake Dobson. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Russell Falls and Lady Barron Falls. Step out of Mount Field National Park with an excursion to The Two Metre Tall Company in Hayes--about 32 minutes away.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Mount Field National Park online trip planner .

Drive from Geeveston to Mount Field National Park in 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Mount Field National Park are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Maydena, The Two Metre Tall Company, Franklin River Nature Trail, Willow Creek Miniature Goats
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Lady Barron Falls ©
Lady Barron Falls

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