28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania journey planner

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Stanley
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 3 nights
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Derwent Bridge
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 4 nights
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
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Launceston
— 5 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, trek along Larmairremener tabelti, and get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip tool.

Brisbane to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Stanley.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Stanley

— 2 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 24th (Wed), explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): explore the activities along Lobster Ponds, surround yourself with nature on Wynyard Penguin Tours, and then cruise along Boat Harbour Beach.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Stanley trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley takes 4 hours. February in Stanley sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Strahan

— 3 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Get out of town with these interesting Strahan side-trips: Queenstown (Kelly Basin, Mount Jukes, &more), Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston) and West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan (in Zeehan). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Strahan road trip site.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Strahan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Derwent Bridge

— 2 nights
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. On the 1st (Mon), cruise along Heritage Highway, then pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, and then identify plant and animal life at Franklin River Nature Trail. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap, and then get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Derwent Bridge itinerary planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Derwent Bridge in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hobart

— 5 nights

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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately Brighton away. There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by car from Derwent Bridge to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. March in Hobart sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck

— 4 nights
Explore Eaglehawk Neck's surroundings by going to Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Cape Raoul (in Port Arthur).

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Eaglehawk Neck trip website.

You can drive from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March in Eaglehawk Neck, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 4 nights
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.
Step out of Coles Bay with an excursion to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno--about 30 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and stop by Freycinet Marine Farm.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay attractions planner.

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Launceston

— 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tasmania’s Town of Murals (in Sheffield), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and get interesting insight from Low Head Penguin Tours.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Launceston trip planning tool.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. March in Launceston sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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.