21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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St Helens
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Mount Field National Park
— 1 night
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Bruny Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Bruny, Ferry to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Burnie
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Launceston
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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.
On the 16th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Halls Falls, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, and then explore and take pictures at St Helens Point Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Aloha Dreaming Massage, kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, explore the galleries of East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, then tee off at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the St Helens trip planning tool.

Chinchilla to St Helens is an approximately 31-hour car ride. In December, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Sea-All Fishing and Marine Tours, and finally make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Sleepy Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hazards Beach, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Eaglehawk Neck

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park and then admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, contemplate the waterfront views at Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, then contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay, then get outside with Tasman Arch, and finally get interesting insight from Wild Ocean Tasmania.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Eaglehawk Neck route builder.

Drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Eaglehawk Neck, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, then stroll through Stewarts Bay, then stroll through Three Capes Track, and finally make a trip to Isle of the Dead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): admire the striking features of The Penitentiary, then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, then identify plant and animal life at Lime Bay State Reserve, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur attractions site.

Port Arthur is just a short distance from Eaglehawk Neck. In December, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

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Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seven Mile Beach and Long Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Raptor Refuge in Kettering (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kingston Beach, take a peaceful walk through Myrtle Forest, explore the activities along Sandy Bay, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart travel route planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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Mount Field National Park

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Tall Trees Walk, explore the activities along Lake Dobson, then take in the dramatic scenery at Russell Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lady Barron Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Field National Park road trip planning website.

Drive from Hobart to Mount Field National Park in 1.5 hours. In December in Mount Field National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Bruny Island

Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stop by Bruny Island Honey, immerse yourself in nature at Bruny Island Quarantine Station, then hike along Cape Queen Elizabeth, and finally don't miss a visit to The Neck. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Bruny National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bruny Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mount Field National Park to Bruny Island in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 30th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Barn Bluff, then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Marion's Lookout Walk and then identify plant and animal life at Cradle Mountain Canyons.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): head outdoors with Henty Dunes, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and finally kick back and relax at Ocean Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Strahan journey planning website.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Burnie.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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Burnie

Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): examine the collection at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, surround yourself with nature on Wynyard Penguin Tours, explore the activities along Lobster Ponds, then identify plant and animal life at Penguin Observation Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Fern Glade Reserve, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Burnie travel route planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Burnie in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Burnie are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Burnie

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Launceston

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls and then stroll around City Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Burnie to Launceston takes 2 hours. January in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.