17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary planning website .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in March, with highs in Hobart at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Richmond Bridge, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Three Capes Track and then get outside with Tasman Arch.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Tasman Arch
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park and then don't miss a visit to Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Orford holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Orford takes 2 hours. In April in Orford, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Bicheno.

Things to do in Orford

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tasmania
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial ©
Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial

2
nights
Bicheno

Bicheno ©
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oysters, then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, then kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay and then look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bicheno online route planner .

Traveling by car from Orford to Bicheno takes 1.5 hours. April in Bicheno sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Bicheno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Wineglass Bay Lookout, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): shop like a local with Suncoast Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and finally browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our St Helens tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Bicheno to St Helens by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Step out of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with an excursion to Gunns Plains Caves in Gunns Plains--about 1h 20 min away. On the 8th (Mon), hike the day away at The Overland Track. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park travel route planning website .

You can drive from St Helens to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tarraleah.

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

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Gunns Plains Caves
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Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

1
night
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, then stroll through Franklin River Nature Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Tarraleah Falls.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tarraleah online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Tarraleah in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:
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Tarraleah Falls ©
Tarraleah Falls
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

1
night
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): head outdoors with Henty Dunes, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks, and finally admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

Before you visit Strahan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Tarraleah to Strahan in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan ©
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan

2
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.
On the 11th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Josef Chromy Cellar Door, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then shop like a local with Design Centre Tasmania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and finally stroll through City Park.

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Traveling by car from Strahan to Launceston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Launceston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Beauty Point
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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