50 days in Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

50 days in Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

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50 days in Tasmania & Sydney Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Sheffield
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Launceston
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Mount Field National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Hobart
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kids will enjoy The Nut State Reserve and Hellyer Gorge. Explore Stanley's surroundings by going to Boat Harbour Beach (in Wynyard) and Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage, take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Stanley visit planner .

London, UK to Stanley is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Stanley due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Stanley hover around 13°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sheffield.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Beaches Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mawbanna, Hellyer Gorge, Boat Harbour Beach, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage
Dip River Forest Reserve ©
Dip River Forest Reserve

4
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Attractions like Cradle Mountain and Westmorland Falls make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sheffield: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Dove Lake Circuit, Devils @ Cradle, & more). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, relax in the rural setting at The Truffledore, see human ingenuity at work at Devils Gate Dam, and make a trip to King George V Park Mosaic Pathway.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sheffield attractions app .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Sheffield takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Sheffield are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Barrington, Westmorland Falls
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cataract Gorge Reserve and Lillico Beach Conservation Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Scottsdale (Mount William National Park & North East Rail Trail), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Turners Beach Berry Patch (in Turners Beach). There's lots more to do: stroll through City Park, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, look for all kinds of wild species at Notley Fern Gorge, and admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Launceston trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Sheffield to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Scottsdale, Lillico Beach Conservation Area, Loira Vines, Holm Oak Vineyards
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 3:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
City Park ©
City 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.
Kids will enjoy Freycinet National Park and Friendly Beaches. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Swansea (Melshell Oysters & Spiky Beach Conservation Area) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). Next up on the itinerary: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, and learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Swansea, East Coast Natureworld, Craigie Knowe Vineyard
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 8:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

4
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Fossil Bay Lookout & Waterfall Bay).

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur journey builder tool .

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

5
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Family-friendly places like Tall Trees Walk and Franklin River Nature Trail will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Mount Field National Park side-trips: Derwent Bridge (The Wall in the Wilderness & Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park), Ratho Golf Course (in Bothwell) and Strathgordon (Gordon Dam & Creepy Crawly Nature Trail).

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Field National Park travel route app .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Mount Field National Park in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mount Field National Park are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Maydena, Strathgordon, Derwent Bridge, Ratho Golf Course, Franklin River Nature Trail
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 17:
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Maydena Bike Park ©
Maydena Bike Park
Willow Creek Miniature Goats ©
Willow Creek Miniature Goats
Tarn Shelf ©
Tarn Shelf

8
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 Grote Reber Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Duck Hole Lake Walk (in Dover), Picton River (in Huonville) and Raptor Refuge (in Kettering). On the 20th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip planning site .

Drive from Mount Field National Park to Hobart in 1.5 hours. August in Hobart sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Kingston, Grote Reber Museum, Seven Mile Beach, Raptor Refuge, Picton River
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

11
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Powerhouse Museum. Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, look and learn at Sydney Observatory, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney route planner.

Fly from Hobart to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, Sydney is a bit warmer than Hobart - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Mosman, Don Bank Museum
Find places to stay Aug 25 — Sep 5:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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