56 days in Hobart and South Tasmania Itinerary

56 days in Hobart and South Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 22 nights
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 6 nights
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Strathgordon
— 6 nights
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Derwent Bridge
— 5 nights
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Port Arthur
— 10 nights
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Oatlands
— 6 nights
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Hobart

— 22 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Huonville (Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider & Picton River), Kettering (Raptor Refuge & Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate) and Richmond (Zoodoo Zoo & Pressing Matters). There's still lots to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary maker.

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. In June in Hobart, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bruny Island

— 6 nights
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at South Bruny National Park. Spend the 7th (Wed) wandering through the wild on Inala Nature Tours. There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Neck, stop by Bruny Island Honey, see the interesting displays at Bruny Island History Room, and take in the exciting artwork at Art at The Point Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bruny Island trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. July in Bruny Island sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Strathgordon.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Strathgordon

— 6 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strathgordon: Maydena (Junee Caves, Maydena Bike Park, &more).

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Strathgordon journey planning app.

You can drive from Bruny Island to Strathgordon in 4 hours. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Strathgordon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Derwent Bridge

— 5 nights
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Derwent Bridge side-trips: Tarraleah (Tarraleah Power Station Lookout & Tarraleah Falls) and Great Lake (in Miena). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap, get great views at King William Saddle, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Derwent Bridge tour planner.

Traveling by car from Strathgordon to Derwent Bridge takes 3 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Mon) before leaving for Port Arthur.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 10 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay, Devil's Kitchen, &more) and Dunalley (Denison Canal & Bangor Vineyard Shed). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, admire the landmark architecture of The Guard Tower, contemplate the long history of The Church, and don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur journey planner.

Getting from Derwent Bridge to Port Arthur by car takes about 4 hours. July in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Oatlands.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Oatlands

— 6 nights
Oatlands is an important historical village on the shores of Lake Dulverton in the centre of Tasmania, Australia. Explore Oatlands' surroundings by going to Belgrove Distillery (in Kempton), Donaghys Lookout (in Franklin) and Bothwell (Nant Distillery, Ratho Golf Course, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Callington Mill, sample the fine beverages at Old Kempton Distillery, take in the exciting artwork at Podium Art, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Dulverton.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Oatlands online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Oatlands takes 2 hours. July in Oatlands sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Oatlands

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks · Golf

Side Trips