53 days in Tasmania Itinerary

53 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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53 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

9
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.
Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Seven Mile Beach. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Pelverata Falls Track in Huonville, about 38 minutes away. On the 3rd (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend the 7th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip maker site .

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. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Hobart at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Berriedale, Tasmania, Cooks Beach, Pelverata Falls Track, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 10:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

4
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Visiting Three Capes Track and Fortescue Bay will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck to see Tasman Arch about 32 minutes away. Fill the 13th (Sun) with the natural beauty at Lime Bay State Reserve.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur trip maker tool .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

3
nights
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Take a break from the city and head to Maria Island National Park and Twamley Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Buckland (Tasmanian Bushland Garden & St John the Baptist Chuch), Redbanks (in Nugent) and Lake Dulverton (in Oatlands). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Darlington Vineyard, take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout, and kick back and relax at Raspins Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Orford online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Orford takes 2 hours. January in Orford sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Buckland, Lake Dulverton, Redbanks, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Wineglass Bay Lookout and Melshell Oysters. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Kate's Berry Farm (in Swansea). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and explore the activities along Coles Bay.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Coles Bay trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Orford to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Swansea, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
On the 24th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, admire the sheer force of St Columba Falls Reserve, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and finally experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, explore the striking landscape at Little Blue Lake, and then grab your bike and head to Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails.

Start your trip to St Helens by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in St Helens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pyengana, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Little Blue Lake, Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Platypus House. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Seahorse World (in Beauty Point), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Rowella (Iron Pot Bay Vineyard & Holm Oak Vineyards). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, take in the pleasant sights at Bridport Walking Track, identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Launceston day trip planner.

Getting from St Helens to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bridport, Longford, Beauty Point, Rowella, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Jan 25 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at The Nut State Reserve and The Tarkine Drive. Get out of town with these interesting Stanley side-trips: Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna), Wynyard (Fossil Bluff & Boat Harbour Beach) and Edge of the World (in Arthur River). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, look for gifts at The Angel's Share, and don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Stanley online road trip planner .

Getting from Launceston to Stanley by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Stanley are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Wynyard, Arthur River, Dip River Forest Reserve
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Edge of the World ©
Edge of the World

4
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 Gunns Plains Caves and Guide Falls Reserve will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Burnie (Fern Glade Reserve & Makers Workshop), Ghost Rock Tasmania (in Northdown) and Hellyer Gorge (in Parrawe). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, browse for treasures at Antique Emporium, take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls, and examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ulverstone trip builder tool .

You can drive from Stanley to Ulverstone in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Burnie, Gunns Plains, Devonport, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Giant Penguin
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Hellyer Gorge ©
Hellyer Gorge

3
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Get outdoors at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Mole Creek Caves. Explore Mole Creek's surroundings by going to Tasmania’s Town of Murals (in Sheffield) and Liffey Falls (in Deloraine). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs, and delve into the lush surroundings at Westmorland Falls.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mole Creek using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Mole Creek takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Mole Creek are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, Tasmania’s Town of Murals, Liffey Falls, Alum Cliffs
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese ©
Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese

4
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Visiting Dove Lake Circuit and The Overland Track will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Philosopher Falls (in Waratah), "Wee Georgie Wood" (in Tullah) and Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair, explore and take pictures at Barn Bluff, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, and identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park route maker app .

Drive from Mole Creek to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Mount Field National Park.

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

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Zeehan Rock Shop, Philosopher Falls, "Wee Georgie Wood"
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

6
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Step out of the city life by going to Russell Falls and Tall Trees Walk. Explore Mount Field National Park's surroundings by going to Ratho Golf Course (in Bothwell), Strathgordon (Gordon Dam & Creepy Crawly Nature Trail) and Tarraleah Power Station Lookout (in Tarraleah).

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mount Field National Park trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Mount Field National Park in 5.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Mount Field National Park are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Maydena, Strathgordon, Ratho Golf Course, Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, Franklin River Nature Trail
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Willow Creek Miniature Goats ©
Willow Creek Miniature Goats
Maydena Bike Park ©
Maydena Bike Park

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