60 days in Tasmania Itinerary

60 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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60 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Drive:  21​h 15​min
1
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Strahan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Devonport
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 11 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
St Helens
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Orford
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Port Arthur
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Hobart
— 13 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Chennai

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Marion's Lookout Walk and Barn Bluff. Venture out of the city with trips to Waratah Falls (in Waratah), Tarraleah Power Station Lookout (in Tarraleah) and Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park (in Derwent Bridge). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair, admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, appreciate the views at Great Western Mountains, and hike along Larmairremener tabelti.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online tour itinerary maker .

Chennai, India to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chennai to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Strahan.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, Great Western Mountains, Waratah Falls
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

3
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Step off the beaten path and head to Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and Eric Thomas Galley Museum. Explore Strahan's surroundings by going to West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan (in Zeehan), Nelson Falls (in Queenstown) and Mt Donaldson (in Corinna). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail, stop by Wilderness Woodworks and Wilderness Whisky, take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Strahan online travel planner .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Queenstown, Tasmania, Mt Donaldson, West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Edge of the World and Highfield Historic Site. Explore Stanley's surroundings by going to Rocky Cape Lighthouse (in Rocky Cape), Wynyard (Boat Harbour Beach, Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, & more) and Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, cruise along The Tarkine Drive, identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, and take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Stanley travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Strahan to Stanley takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Devonport.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wynyard, Arthur River, Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Dip River Forest Reserve
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:
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Dip River Forest Reserve ©
Dip River Forest Reserve
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage
Edge of the World ©
Edge of the World

4
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mole Creek Caves and Gunns Plains Caves. Explore Devonport's surroundings by going to Marakoopa Cave (in Mole Creek), Wings Wildlife Park (in Gunns Plains) and Burnie (Fern Glade Reserve, Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, & more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery, take an in-depth tour of Bass Strait Maritime Centre, and examine the collection at Don River Railway.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Devonport tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Stanley to Devonport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Devonport are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Burnie, Sheffield, Gunns Plains, Mole Creek, Giant Penguin
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Bass Strait Maritime Centre ©
Bass Strait Maritime Centre
Don River Railway ©
Don River Railway

11
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Barnbougle Dunes and The Low Head Lighthouse. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Lost Farm Barnbougle Golf Course (in Bridport), Moores Hill Estate (in Sidmouth) and Rowella (Holm Oak Vineyards & Iron Pot Bay Vineyard). On the 30th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Liffey Falls, do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and admire the striking features of Franklin House.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Launceston trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Bridport, Longford, Rosevears, George Town, Low Head
Find places to stay Apr 20 — May 1:
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Walking tours
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
University of Tasmania Stadium ©
University of Tasmania Stadium

4
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pyengana Dairy and Eureka Farm. Get out of town with these interesting St Helens side-trips: Branxholm (Chinese Heritage Mining Area & Mt Paris Dam), Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby) and Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings (in Legerwood).

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens trip maker .

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in St Helens are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

St Marys, Branxholm, Pyengana, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay May 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
St Columba Falls Reserve ©
St Columba Falls Reserve
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Freycinet National Park and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Ross (Tasmanian Wool Centre. & Four Corners of Ross), Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, and take in the views from Ross Bridge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip builder website .

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Freycinet, Ross, Melshell Oysters
Find places to stay May 5 — 10:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

3
nights
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Explore hidden gems such as Maria Island National Park and Redbanks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orford: Oatlands (Podium Art, Callington Mill, & more) and Buckland (St John the Baptist Chuch & Tasmanian Bushland Garden). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Twamley Farm, stroll through Raspins Beach, take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout, and do a tasting at Darlington Vineyard.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Orford online trip builder .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Orford can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Buckland, Oatlands, Redbanks, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Callington Mill ©
Callington Mill
Three Thumbs Lookout ©
Three Thumbs Lookout

8
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Explore hidden gems such as Three Capes Track and Tasman Arch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman National Park, Fortescue Bay, & more) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). Fill the 20th (Mon) with the natural beauty at Lime Bay State Reserve.

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

Drive from Orford to Port Arthur in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Tasmania, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay May 13 — 21:
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Shipstern Bluff ©
Shipstern Bluff

13
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Tahune Forest AirWalk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Raptor Refuge (in Kettering), Every Man and His Dog Vineyard (in Richmond) and Arve Falls (in Geeveston). Spend the 25th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Hartz Mountains National Park. There's still lots to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, pick up some local products at Farm Gate Market, and get great views at Shot Tower.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Mount Field National Park, Geeveston, Shot Tower, Simmons Park
Find places to stay May 21 — Jun 3:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Wine Tours & Tastings
Runnymede House ©
Runnymede House

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