58 days in Tasmania Itinerary

58 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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58 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

11
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.
Visiting The Neck and Cockle Creek will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to St. David's Cathedral and North Hobart. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Tinderbox Marine Reserve (in Tinderbox), Shene Tasmania (in Pontville) and Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, and enjoy the sand and surf at Opossum Bay Beach.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart driving holiday planner .

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. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get a bit cooler in Hobart: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, Shot Tower, Roches Beach, Raptor Refuge, Royal Hobart
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 21:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
The Neck ©
The Neck
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Raoul and Australian Convict Sites. You'll get in some beach time at Fortescue Bay and Stewarts Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Arthur: Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Tasman Arch).

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 29:
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Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

7
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Friendly Beaches and Hazards Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Freycinet National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Dolphin Sands (Melshell Oyster Shack & Kings Fine Art Gallery), Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Dolphin Sands, Cranbrook, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 5:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

7
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails. Take a break from the city and head to St Columba Waterfall and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Helens: Perth (Tasmania) (Ralphs Falls & Halls Falls), Mathinna (Mathinna Falls & Evercreech Forest Reserve) and Pyengana (Pyengana Dairy & St Columba Falls Reserve).

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our St Helens trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. August in St Helens sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mathinna, Pyengana, Perth (Tasmania), Blue Tier, Little Blue Lake
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 12:
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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

10
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and The Tamar Valley. Popular historic sites such as Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Holy Trinity Anglican Church are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Coles Beach (in Devonport), Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave & Mole Creek Caves) and Mosaic Pathway (in Sheffield). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, take in the dramatic scenery at Liffey Falls, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Launceston vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In August in Launceston, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Longford, Sheffield, Beauty Point, Sidmouth
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 22:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

4
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Popular historic sites such as Highfield Historic Site and Rocky Cape Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Boat Harbour Beach and Lobster Ponds. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stanley: Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna) and Arthur River (The Tarkine Drive & Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, look for gifts at The Angel's Share, view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, and take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Stanley trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Stanley are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Arthur River, Dip River Forest Reserve, Boat Harbour Beach, Lobster Ponds, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:
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Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve

6
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake St. Clair and Larmairremener tabelti. Get in touch with nature at Dove Lake Circuit and Cradle Mountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Twelve Acre Wood (in Claude Road), Frenchmans Cap (in Derwent Bridge) and Mt Donaldson (in Corinna). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Crater Lake Circuit, identify plant and animal life at Hellyer Gorge, see the interesting displays at "Wee Georgie Wood", and take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park driving holiday website .

You can drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Mount Field National Park.

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

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Hellyer Gorge, Twelve Acre Wood, Mt Donaldson, Kenworthys Stamper Mill, "Wee Georgie Wood"
Find places to stay Aug 26 — Sep 1:
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Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Hellyer Gorge ©
Hellyer Gorge

4
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Russell Falls and Maydena Bike Park. Visiting Tall Trees Walk and Lady Barron Falls will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Mount Field National Park: Lawrenny Estate Distillery (in Ouse), Bothwell (Ratho Golf Course & Bothwell War Memorial) and Belgrove Distillery (in Kempton).

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mount Field National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Mount Field National Park takes 5.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bothwell, Lawrenny Estate Distillery, Belgrove Distillery, Maydena Bike Park, Donaghys Lookout
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Lady Barron Falls ©
Lady Barron Falls
Lake Dobson ©
Lake Dobson

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