60 days in Tasmania Itinerary

60 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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60 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
1
Port Arthur
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
St Helens
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bridport
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 5 nights
Travel:  5​h 45​min
6
King Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Stanley
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Launceston
— 10 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h
9
Bruny Island
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Hobart
— 13 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Port Arthur Historic Site and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site. Your inner history buff will appreciate Coal Mines Historic Site and Cape Raoul. Go for a jaunt from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck to see Waterfall Bay about 32 minutes away. Fill the 1st (Fri) with the natural beauty at Lime Bay State Reserve.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur day trip planning app .

Sydney to Port Arthur is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, ferry, and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in Port Arthur hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Model Prison, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Ross (Tasmanian Wool Centre. & Ross Female Factory), East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, shop like a local with Waubs Bay Gallery, and stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Ross, Freycinet, Cranbrook, Spiky Bridge
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Tasmanian Wool Centre. ©
Tasmanian Wool Centre.

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers and Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery and Priory Ridge. Change things up with these side-trips from St Helens: Pyengana (Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe & St Columba Falls Reserve), Little Blue Lake (in South Mount Cameron) and Blue Tier (in Weldborough).

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our St Helens online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bridport.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

St Marys, Pyengana, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Little Blue Lake, Eureka Farm
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery

5
nights
Bridport

Bridport ©
Bridport is a small town on the north-east coast of Tasmania, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Bridestowe Lavender Estate and Chinese Heritage Mining Area. Get some cultural insight at Delamere Vineyards and Bay of Fires Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Bridport: Scottsdale (Little Rivers Brewing Co, Scottsdale RSL Military Museum, & more), Pipers Brook (Jansz Winery & Pipers Brook Vineyard) and Brook Eden Vineyard (in Lebrina). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Bridport Walking Track, pause for some photo ops at Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, play a few rounds at Barnbougle Dunes, and take in nature's colorful creations at Dorset Museum and Oakdene Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bridport sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from St Helens to Bridport in 2 hours. In February in Bridport, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Bridport

Outdoors Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Pipers Brook, Dorset Museum and Oakdene Gardens, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:
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Bridport Walking Track ©
Bridport Walking Track
Bay of Fires Winery ©
Bay of Fires Winery
Bridestowe Lavender Estate ©
Bridestowe Lavender Estate

5
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Let the collections at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan and "Wee Georgie Wood" capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Devils @ Cradle and Waddamana Power Station Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Wings Wildlife Park (in Gunns Plains), Zeehan (Spray Tunnel & Zeehan Rock Shop) and Sheffield (The Working Art Space and Gallery, King George V Park Mosaic Pathway, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Franklin River Nature Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls, get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bridport to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to King Island.

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

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Zeehan, Sheffield, Tarraleah, Wings Wildlife Park, Preston Falls
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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site ©

2
nights
King Island

King Island ©
Museum-lovers will get to explore King Island Kelp Craft and King Island Cultural Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Wickham Links and King Island Rambles.

Plan my King Island trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to King Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in King Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles
Cape Wickham Lighthouse ©
Cape Wickham Lighthouse
King Island Trail Rides ©
King Island Trail Rides

4
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Highfield Historic Site and Penguin General Cemetery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Nut State Reserve and Hellyer Gorge. Explore Stanley's surroundings by going to Wynyard (Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, & more), Rocky Cape Lighthouse (in Rocky Cape) and Burnie (Makers Workshop, Burnie Regional Museum, & more). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, stop by Providore 24, look for all kinds of wild species at Lobster Ponds, and make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Stanley tour builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from King Island to Stanley. In February, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wynyard, Burnie, Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Penguin General Cemetery & Vantage Point, Lobster Ponds
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Woolmers Estate. Get some historical perspective at Entally Estate and The Low Head Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Ghost Rock Tasmania (in Northdown) and Lillico Beach Conservation Area (in Lillico). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, and steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Launceston vacation maker .

You can drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. February in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Longford, Deloraine, Devonport, George Town, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 10:
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©

5
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Art at The Point Gallery and Forestvale Design Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Cape Bruny Lighthouse and Bruny Island Quarantine Station are in your itinerary. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at South Bruny National Park. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Bruny Island Premium Wines, experience rural life at Bruny Island Berry Farm, examine the collection at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, and look for gifts at Bruny Island Providore.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bruny Island trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Launceston to Bruny Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Trails
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The Neck ©
The Neck
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Bruny Island Premium Wines ©
Bruny Island Premium Wines

13
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 Salamanca Arts Centre. Mona and Richmond Gaol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Shene Tasmania (in Pontville), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry). Spend the 26th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, contemplate the long history of Claremont House, enjoy the sand and surf at Opossum Bay Beach, and see the interesting displays at Old Hobart Town Model Village.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary app .

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. March in Hobart sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Fern Tree, Kingston Beach, Shene Tasmania, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 28:
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Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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