60 days in Tasmania Itinerary

60 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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60 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mount Field National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Launceston
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
St Helens
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Coles Bay
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Port Arthur
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
9
King Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Get some historical perspective at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Constitution Dock. Visit Seven Mile Beach and Kingston Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Wobbly Boot Vineyard (in Campania), Shene Tasmania (in Pontville) and Copping Convict and Colonial Collection (in Copping). On the 18th (Wed), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Spend the 20th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hobart online trip itinerary 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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Hobart reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Margate, Buckland, Sorell, Raptor Refuge
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 27:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Get in touch with nature at Russell Falls and Tall Trees Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mount Field National Park: Bothwell (Ratho Golf Course & Bothwell War Memorial), Belgrove Distillery (in Kempton) and Lawrenny Estate Distillery (in Ouse).

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Field National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Mount Field National Park in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mount Field National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bothwell, Lawrenny Estate Distillery, Maydena Bike Park, Belgrove Distillery
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Ratho Golf Course ©
Ratho Golf Course
Maydena Bike Park ©
Maydena Bike Park

6
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Visiting Dove Lake Circuit and Devils @ Cradle will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site and "Wee Georgie Wood". Change things up with these side-trips from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Waratah (Whyte Hills Lookout, Kenworthys Stamper Mill, & more), Mt Donaldson (in Corinna) and Tarraleah Power Station Lookout (in Tarraleah). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

To see ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mount Field National Park to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ulverstone.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Waratah, Derwent Bridge, Mt Donaldson, Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, Westmorland Falls
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 5:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

3
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Step out of the city life by going to Gunns Plains Caves and Leven Canyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ulverstone: Boat Harbour Beach (in Wynyard), Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Marakoopa Cave) and Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, make a trip to King George V Park Mosaic Pathway, appreciate the history behind Spirit of the Sea, and get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ulverstone travel route planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Ulverstone in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ulverstone can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Devonport, Mole Creek, Gunns Plains, Alum Cliffs, Mosaic Pathway
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

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.
Get some historical perspective at Woolmers Estate and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village. Get in touch with nature at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Iron Pot Bay Vineyard (in Rowella), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Loira Vines (in Sidmouth). There's much more to do: walk around City Park, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bridport, George Town, Longford, Tasmanian Glassblowers, Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers and Suncoast Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore St Helens' surroundings by going to Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery (in St Marys), Branxholm (Chinese Heritage Mining Area & Mt Paris Dam) and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby).

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our St Helens travel route planner.

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in St Helens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

St Marys, Branxholm, Pyengana, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Blue Tier
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

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.
Relax by the water at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Wineglass Bay. Visiting Freycinet National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Swansea (Melshell Oysters & Spiky Beach Conservation Area). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay route planner .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Dolphin Sands, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Craigie Knowe Vineyard
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

9
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.
Let the collections at Port Arthur Historic Site and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape Raoul and Government Cottage. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Arthur: Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman Arch, Fortescue Bay, & more). Fill the 2nd (Sun) with the natural beauty at Lime Bay State Reserve.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to King Island.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania, Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 7:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

4
nights
King Island

King Island ©
Take a break from the city and head to Cape Wickham Links and King Island Trail Rides. You'll explore and learn at King Island Kelp Craft and King Island Historical Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the King Island vacation maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Arthur to King Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in King Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

King Island
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
King Island Trail Rides ©
King Island Trail Rides
Currie Lighthouse ©
Currie Lighthouse
King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles

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