60 days in Tasmania Itinerary

60 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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60 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
1
Stanley
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Strahan
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Bruny Island
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hobart
— 16 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
St Helens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Launceston
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Mole Creek
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Nut State Reserve and Dip River Forest Reserve. Visit Highfield Historic Site and Rocky Cape Lighthouse for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Burnie (Burnie Park & Guide Falls Reserve), Hellyer Gorge (in Parrawe) and Wynyard (Boat Harbour Beach & Table Cape Lighthouse Experience). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, look for gifts at Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, get great views at Trethewies Lookout, and make a trip to Edge of the World.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley online vacation planner .

Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get little chillier in Stanley: highs are around 26°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Burnie, Arthur River, Wynyard, Hellyer Gorge, Dip River Forest Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Guide Falls Reserve ©
Guide Falls Reserve

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 31st (Mon), take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, then stop by Zeehan Rock Shop, and then head outdoors with Henty Dunes. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and then stroll through Ocean Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Strahan holiday builder app .

Drive from Stanley to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Zeehan
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

5
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Art at The Point Gallery and Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Bruny Lighthouse and Bruny Island Quarantine Station. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at South Bruny National Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Neck, see the interesting displays at Bruny Island History Room, explore the galleries of Forestvale Design Centre, and trek along Fluted Cape Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Bruny Island route planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Strahan to Bruny Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 7:
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The Neck ©
The Neck
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse

16
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Heritage Horse Drawn Carriages as well as Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider. We've included these beaches for you: Seven Mile Beach and South Cape Bay. Visit Port Arthur Historic Site and Cape Raoul for their historical value. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston), Port Arthur (Three Capes Track, Fortescue Bay, & more) and Eaglehawk Neck (Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, Tessellated Pavement, & more). Spend the 14th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Hartz Mountains National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Mona, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Sandy Bay, and take in the exciting artwork at Nolan Art Gallery & School.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner .

Getting from Bruny Island to Hobart by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Port Arthur, Richmond, Tasmania, Moonah Arts Centre
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 23:
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Devil's Corner Cellar Door. Family-friendly places like Freycinet National Park and Friendly Beaches will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno), Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Coles Bay Jetty, and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay day trip site .

Getting from Hobart to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Cranbrook, Melshell Oyster Shack, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery and Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Columba Waterfall and Little Blue Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby), Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings (in Legerwood) and Blue Tier (in Weldborough).

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our St Helens online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

St Marys, Little Blue Lake, Eureka Farm, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Automobile Museum of Tasmania and Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena) and Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, grab your bike and head to North East Rail Trail, and contemplate the long history of Entally Estate.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Sidmouth, Bridport, Bay of Fires Winery, Goaty Hill Wines
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 14:
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands

4
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Turners Beach Berry Patch. Explore hidden gems such as Mole Creek Caves and Marakoopa Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mole Creek: Leven Canyon (in Ulverstone), Deloraine Creative Studios (in Deloraine) and Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Emporium, and take a peaceful walk through Westmorland Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mole Creek day trip planning site .

Drive from Launceston to Mole Creek in an hour. In February in Mole Creek, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Antique Emporium, Alum Cliffs, Wings Wildlife Park, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, Turners Beach Berry Patch
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park

5
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 and learn at Waddamana Power Station Museum and "Wee Georgie Wood". Kids will enjoy Devils @ Cradle and Franklin River Nature Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Tarraleah Power Station Lookout (in Tarraleah), Whyte Hills Lookout (in Waratah) and King William Saddle (in Derwent Bridge). On the 22nd (Fri), hike the day away at The Overland Track. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker .

You can drive from Mole Creek to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, Franklin River Nature Trail, Whyte Hills Lookout, "Wee Georgie Wood"
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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