47 days in Tasmania Itinerary

47 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 10 nights
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Port Arthur
— 9 nights
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Coles Bay
— 7 nights
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Launceston
— 9 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Stanley
— 5 nights
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Cape Bruny Lighthouse. Do your shopping at Farm Gate Market and Salamanca Arts Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to St John the Baptist Chuch (in Buckland), Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park) and Bruny Island (The Neck & South Bruny National Park). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, and stroll through Tahune Forest AirWalk.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hobart road trip planning app.

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Hobart, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

9
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Fortescue Bay and Stewarts Bay. Appreciate the collections at Port Arthur Historic Site and Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman Arch, Devil's Kitchen, &more) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track, make a trip to Australian Convict Sites, look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Bay State Reserve, and explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip planner.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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nights
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.
Visiting Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay Lookout will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Friendly Beaches and Cooks Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno), Swansea (Spiky Bridge & Spiky Beach Conservation Area) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

9
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Tamar Island Wetlands. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Deloraine (Yarns Artwork in Silk & Deloraine Creative Studios) and Llama Farma (in Elizabeth Town). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and examine the collection at Tasmanian Wool Centre..

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Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. December in Launceston sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Get outdoors at Lake St. Clair and Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Barn Bluff and Crater Lake Circuit. Step out of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with an excursion to Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site in Waddamana--about 3h 15 min away. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park vacation tool.

Traveling by bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 14th (Tue), examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, then get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then look for gifts at Zeehan Rock Shop.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Strahan driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Strahan

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Stanley

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Highfield Historic Site and Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre. Get in touch with nature at Boat Harbour Beach and Hellyer Gorge. Explore Stanley's surroundings by going to Table Cape Lighthouse (in Wynyard), Edge of the World (in Arthur River) and Burnie (Fern Glade Reserve & Penguin Observation Centre). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, look for gifts at The Angel's Share, take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Arty Duck.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Stanley itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Stanley takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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.