29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Port Arthur
— 3 nights
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
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St Helens
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wynyard
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 5 nights
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and South Cape Bay. Visit Cockle Creek and Seven Mile Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Ratho Golf Course (in Bothwell) and Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, enjoy the sand and surf at Roches Beach, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip planning tool.

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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

3
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Stewarts Bay and Fortescue Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Maria Island National Park and Waterfall Bay. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement, contemplate the long history of Government Farm, and hike along Three Capes Track.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

5
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Wineglass Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Freycinet National Park and Honeymoon Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands), Spiky Bridge (in Swansea) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). There's much more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, kick back and relax at Hazards Beach, identify plant and animal life at Friendly Beaches, and don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, then learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally take some stellar pictures from St Helens Point Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): admire the sheer force of St Columba Falls Reserve, relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy, then look for gifts at The Shop in the Bush, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read St Helens trip app.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In December in St Helens, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

2
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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online attractions planner.

You can drive from St Helens to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

3
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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Get outdoors at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Hogarth Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strahan: Queenstown (Nelson Falls, Eric Thomas Galley Museum, &more) and Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach and see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Strahan trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wynyard.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

2
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Wynyard

Wynyard is a rural town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia, about 17km west of Burnie. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse, and then take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hellyers Road Distillery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Penguin Observation Centre.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Wynyard journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Wynyard takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Wynyard

Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

5
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Rowella (Holm Oak Vineyards & Iron Pot Bay Vineyard) and Coles Beach (in Devonport). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals, do a tasting at Bell & Gong, steep yourself in history at Entally House, and tee off at Lost Farm Barnbougle Golf Course.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wynyard to Launceston takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.