45 days in Tasmania Itinerary

45 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Stanley
— 3 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
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St Helens
— 4 nights
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Coles Bay
— 6 nights
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Port Arthur
— 7 nights
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Hobart
— 7 nights
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Mount Field National Park
— 3 nights
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Strahan
— 4 nights
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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Ross
— 3 nights
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Stanley

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as The Tarkine Drive and Lobster Ponds. Get in touch with nature at Green Point Beach and Hellyer Gorge. Change things up with these side-trips from Stanley: The Big Tree (in Mawbanna) and Gutteridge Gardens (in Wynyard). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, take some stellar pictures from Trethewies Lookout, and look for gifts at The Angel's Share.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip builder tool.

Brisbane to Stanley is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Brisbane, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Stanley, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Get outdoors at Lake St. Clair and Shadow Lake Circuit Walk. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Barn Bluff and Crater Lake Circuit. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Larmairremener tabelti, admire the verdant scenery at Great Western Mountains, learn more about the world around you at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to St Helens.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails and Scamander River Golf Course. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Columba Falls Reserve and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Mathinna (Mathinna Falls & Evercreech Forest Reserve), Little Blue Lake (in South Mount Cameron) and Mount William National Park (in Scottsdale). There's lots more to do: tee off at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, delve into the lush surroundings at Blue Tier, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, and admire the engineering at Mt Paris Dam.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our St Helens trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens takes 4.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

6
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Friendly Beaches and Honeymoon Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Wineglass Bay and Coles Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook), Swansea (Spiky Bridge, Kate's Berry Farm, &more) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, get great views at Whalers Lookout, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Coles Bay trip simple and quick.

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Three Capes Track and Fortescue Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Raoul and Coal Mines Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Blow Hole, Fossil Bay Lookout, &more) and Denison Canal (in Dunalley). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay, take in the dramatic natural features at Shipstern Bluff, and don't miss a visit to Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur tour builder tool.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tahune Forest AirWalk and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore hidden gems such as North Hobart and Sullivans Cove. Venture out of the city with trips to South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park), Snug Falls (in Snug) and Raptor Refuge (in Kettering). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Sandy Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kingston Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart road trip planning app.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Hobart sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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Mount Field National Park

Take a break from the city and head to Lake Dobson and Maydena Bike Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lady Barron Falls and Tall Trees Walk. Explore Mount Field National Park's surroundings by going to Lawrenny Estate Distillery (in Ouse), Bothwell (Bothwell War Memorial, Nant Distillery, &more) and Donaghys Lookout (in Franklin).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mount Field National Park day trip site.

You can drive from Hobart to Mount Field National Park in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hogarth Falls and Ocean Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Montezuma Falls and Mt Donaldson. Change things up with these side-trips from Strahan: Queenstown (Spion Kop Lookout, Horsetail Falls, &more), Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston) and Reece Dam (in Zeehan). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail, head outdoors with Henty Dunes, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Strahan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mount Field National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at City Park Radio Museum, browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania, then do a tasting at Sharmans Wines, then admire the landmark architecture of Franklin House, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Narawntapu National Park, then do a tasting at Ghost Rock Tasmania, then kick back and relax at Coles Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Launceston sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Ross.

Things to do in Launceston

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Ross

Ross is an historic town in the Midlands of the state of Tasmania in Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tasmanian Wool Centre. and Callington Mill. Change things up with a short trip to Lake Dulverton in Oatlands (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Convict Brick Trail, walk around Valentine Park, snap pictures at The Red Bridge, and get lost in a book at The Book Cellar.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ross road trip site.

You can drive from Launceston to Ross in 1.5 hours. In March in Ross, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ross

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.