32 days in Tasmania Itinerary

32 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Stanley
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 3 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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St Helens
— 3 nights
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
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Dolphin Sands
— 1 night
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Port Arthur
— 4 nights
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Dover
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Launceston
— 4 nights

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Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 23rd (Wed), view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, stop by The Angel's Share, and then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then cruise along Boat Harbour Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Stanley trip maker app.

Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Stanley reach 26°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

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Parks · Scenic Drive · Beaches · Outdoors

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Scenic Drive
Boat Harbour Beach
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Wildlife Area
The Nut State Reserve
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Historic Site
Highfield Historic Site
4.8

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Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Let the collections at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Ocean Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Strahan: Queenstown (Nelson Falls, Mount Jukes, &more). There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan trip planning site.

Getting from Stanley to Strahan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Ocean Beach
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Take a break from the city and head to Dove Lake Circuit and Macquarie Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: O'Neills Creek Picnic Reserve (in Gowrie Park) and Hellyer Gorge (in Parrawe). There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker website.

Getting from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to St Helens.

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Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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World heritage site
Dove Lake Circuit
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Wildlife Area
Devils @ Cradle
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World heritage site
Lake St. Clair
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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.
Get outdoors at Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Fishing Charters & Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers and Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting St Helens side-trips: Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby), St Columba Falls Reserve (in Pyengana) and Little Blue Lake (in South Mount Cameron). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, steep yourself in history at Chinese Heritage Mining Area, and browse the exhibits of Suncoast Gallery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read St Helens trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in St Helens are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Wineglass Bay. Get outdoors at Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Bicheno and see Denison Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary builder.

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dolphin Sands.

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Dolphin Sands

Dolphin Sands ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stop by Melshell Oyster Shack, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and then learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dolphin Sands vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Dolphin Sands takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Arthur.

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Wineries · Shopping

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Winery / Vineyard
Spring Vale Wines
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Winery / Vineyard
Gala Estate Vineyard
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Melshell Oyster Shack
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Port Arthur Historic Site and Government Farm. Get outdoors at Three Capes Track and Safety Cove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Fortescue Bay). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Stewarts Bay, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dolphin Sands to Port Arthur takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Dover.

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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Dover

Dover ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Duck Hole Lake Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Cape Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cockle Creek. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Hartz Mountains National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dover trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Dover takes 3 hours. In January in Dover, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

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Hobart

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 Dolphin & Whale Watching. Relax by the water at Seven Mile Beach and Raspins Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay) and Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dover to Hobart in 1.5 hours. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

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Launceston

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.
Get outdoors at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Lillico Beach Conservation Area. Museum-lovers will get to explore Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Design Centre Tasmania. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves), Preston Falls (in Ulverstone) and Grey Sands Vineyard (in Glengarry). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Beach, explore the galleries of Deloraine Creative Studios, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and stroll around City Park.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Hobart to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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