40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 6 nights
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Ulverstone
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 4 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 5 nights
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St Helens
— 4 nights
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Coles Bay
— 6 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 5 nights
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Hobart
— 7 nights

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave, Mole Creek Caves, &more), Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, have some family-friendly fun at Glengarry Bush Maze, walk around City Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Launceston travel route planner.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 3.5-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 December: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 25°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Hollybank Wilderness Adventures ©
Hollybank Wilderness Adventures
Low Head Penguin Tours ©
Low Head Penguin Tours

2
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Wynyard Penguin Tours, then look for all kinds of wild species at Penguin Observation Centre, and then kick back and relax at Coles Beach. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Preston Falls, Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, then identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, then take a memorable tour with Leven River Cruises, and finally don't miss a visit to Giant Penguin.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ulverstone trip app.

Drive from Launceston to Ulverstone in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ulverstone can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Leven River Cruises ©
Leven River Cruises
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park

4
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Step out of Strahan with an excursion to Spion Kop Lookout in Queenstown--about 44 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, get outside with Henty Dunes, and see Strahan ATV Adventures.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Strahan trip maker website.

Drive from Ulverstone to Strahan in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports
West Coast Wilderness Railway ©
West Coast Wilderness Railway

5
nights

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Go for a jaunt from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Parrawe to see Hellyer Gorge about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, cruise along Heritage Highway, stroll through Crater Lake Circuit, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park vacation builder website.

Getting from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to St Helens.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cradle Mountain Canyons ©
Cradle Mountain Canyons
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Helens: Mt Paris Dam (in Branxholm), Bay of Fires (in Binalong Bay) and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve, indulge in some personalized pampering at Aloha Dreaming Massage, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt William Walkway.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens takes 4.5 hours. In January in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails

6
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Denison Beach) and Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea). Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. Next up on the itinerary: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, see All4Adventure, kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planner.

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
All4Adventure ©
All4Adventure

5
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Eaglehawk Neck is known for outdoors, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Wild Ocean Tasmania, explore the activities along Stewarts Bay, step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, and trek along Three Capes Track.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Eaglehawk Neck are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wild Ocean Tasmania ©
Wild Ocean Tasmania
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

7
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: New Norfolk (Tassie Bound & Pulpit Rock Lookout) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 29th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and go for a charming ride with Heritage Horse Drawn Carriages.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hobart online day trip planner.

Drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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