42 days in Tasmania Itinerary

42 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 7 nights
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Stanley
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 6 nights
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St Helens
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Coles Bay
— 6 nights
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Port Arthur
— 6 nights
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Hobart
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Launceston

— 7 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Greenoaks Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Barnbougle Dunes (in Bridport), Rowella (Iron Pot Bay Vineyard & Holm Oak Vineyards) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston attractions planner.

Devonport to Launceston is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Stanley

— 2 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse, and then take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Stanley journey planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 6 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Step out of the city life by going to Dove Lake Circuit and Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. "Wee Georgie Wood" and Kenworthys Stamper Mill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Hellyer Gorge (in Parrawe), Whyte Hills Lookout (in Waratah) and Mole Creek (Lobster Falls & Westmorland Falls). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to St Helens.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

St Helens

— 4 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Fishing Charters & Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery and St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Helens: Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery (in St Marys), Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby) and St Columba Falls Reserve (in Pyengana). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, pause for some photo ops at Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, and relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the St Helens route builder tool.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens by car takes about 4.5 hours. In February in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 6 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.
Visit Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Raspins Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Craigie Knowe Vineyard and Gala Estate Vineyard. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Denison Beach) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 6 nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Port Arthur Historic Site and Cape Raoul. Visit Australian Convict Sites and Government Cottage for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Fortescue Bay). The adventure continues: trek along Three Capes Track, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, and explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hobart

— 10 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.
Visit Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Constitution Dock for their historical value. Relax by the water at Seven Mile Beach and Bellerive Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay). On the 9th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hobart road trip app.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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.