46 days in Tasmania Itinerary

46 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 9 nights
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Stanley
— 4 nights
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Strahan
— 3 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 7 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 8 nights
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Hobart
— 9 nights
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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.
You'll explore and learn at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate and Tasmanian Wool Centre.. Get outdoors at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Tamar Island Wetlands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Deloraine (Deloraine Creative Studios & Yarns Artwork in Silk) and Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Barnbougle Dunes, take an in-depth tour of Bass Strait Maritime Centre, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Launceston attractions 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. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get little chillier in Launceston: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

4
nights
Stanley

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Highfield Historic Site and Rocky Cape Lighthouse. Take a break from the city and head to Guide Falls Reserve and The Nut State Reserve. Explore Stanley's surroundings by going to Hellyer Gorge (in Parrawe), Wynyard (Table Cape Lighthouse & Boat Harbour Beach) and Burnie (Fern Glade Reserve, Penguin Observation Centre, &more). It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Stanley, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
nights
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Hogarth Falls and Franklin River Nature Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Queenstown (Mount Jukes, Nelson Falls, &more). It doesn't end there: head outdoors with Henty Dunes.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Strahan trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Strahan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

5
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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lake St. Clair and Barn Bluff. You'll explore and learn at Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site and Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Larmairremener tabelti, and delve into the lush surroundings at Great Western Mountains.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park route site.

Take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

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

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

7
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Craigie Knowe Vineyard. Let the collections at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers and Waubs Bay Gallery capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno), Spiky Bridge (in Swansea) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall.

Discover how to plan a Coles Bay trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

8
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Port Arthur Historic Site and Cape Raoul. Do some cultural sightseeing at Coal Mines Historic Site and The Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Eaglehawk Neck (Devil's Kitchen, Tasman Arch, &more). There's much more to do: hike along Three Capes Track, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, steep yourself in history at The Commandants House, and don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur online day trip planner.

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 April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

9
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tahune Forest AirWalk and South Bruny National Park. You'll explore and learn at Maritime Museum of Tasmania and Lady Franklin Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Seven Mile Beach (in Seven Mile Beach), Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and Bruny Island (Cape Bruny Lighthouse, The Neck, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hobart road trip app.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Hobart, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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.