56 days in Tasmania Itinerary

56 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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56 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Burnie
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Strahan
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Hobart
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Port Arthur
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Coles Bay
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Launceston
— 11 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Manchester

4
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Bridal Veil Falls (in Moina), "Wee Georgie Wood" (in Tullah) and Philosopher Falls (in Waratah). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, admire the sheer force of Tarraleah Falls, and take in the awesome beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park driving holiday planning website .

Manchester, UK to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of train, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) is 10 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tarraleah, Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, Twelve Acre Wood, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, "Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stanley: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Smithton), Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna) and Arthur River (The Tarkine Drive, Edge of the World, & more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, stop by Providore 24, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, and contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Stanley tour itinerary tool .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In February in Stanley, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Burnie.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Arthur River, Mawbanna, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Edge of the World ©
Edge of the World

4
nights
Burnie

Burnie ©
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Change things up with these side-trips from Burnie: Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave & Mole Creek Caves), Devils Gate Dam (in Barrington) and Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, take a stroll through Tasmania’s Town of Murals, look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, and explore the world behind art at Makers Workshop.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Burnie trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Burnie takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sheffield, Mole Creek, Gunns Plains, Giant Penguin, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate
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Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave

4
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Strahan: West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan (in Zeehan), Queenstown (Nelson Falls, Horsetail Falls, & more) and Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and head outdoors with Henty Dunes.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Strahan trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Burnie to Strahan in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Queenstown, Tasmania, The Wall in the Wilderness, West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Iron Blow Lookout
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness
Montezuma Falls ©
Montezuma Falls

12
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 find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens (in New Norfolk). On the 24th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. On the 4th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart online travel route planner .

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Berriedale, Russell Falls, Inverawe Native Gardens, Kingston Beach
Find places to stay Feb 22 — Mar 5:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

8
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.
Explore Port Arthur's surroundings by going to Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman Arch, Tasman National Park, & more). Fill the 13th (Fri) with the natural beauty at Lime Bay State Reserve.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Arthur online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania, Taranna
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Ross Female Factory (in Ross), Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Swansea (Spiky Bridge & Kate's Berry Farm). Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay Lookout, identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, and do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay attractions planning app .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Swansea, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

11
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sidmouth (Loira Vines & Wines for Joanie), Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve, stroll around City Park, and see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Launceston are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Elizabeth Town, Pyengana, Mathinna, Perth (Tasmania), Rowella
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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