60 days in Tasmania Itinerary

60 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania route planner

Make it your trip
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Hobart
— 20 nights
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Derwent Bridge
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 3 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Bus
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Launceston
— 10 nights
Drive
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St Helens
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 6 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 9 nights
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Hobart

— 20 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Food Tours and Salamanca Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay), Kettering (Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate & Raptor Refuge) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). The adventure continues: get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, and wander the streets of North Hobart.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Hobart is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Doha to Hobart, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Doha in June: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Derwent Bridge

— 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and then take a memorable drive along Heritage Highway. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness and then take some stellar pictures from Tarraleah Power Station Lookout.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Derwent Bridge attractions planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Derwent Bridge in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Strahan

— 3 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kids will enjoy Boat Tours & Water Sports and Ocean Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Strahan: Zeehan (Zeehan Rock Shop & West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Derwent Bridge to Strahan in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 4 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, parks, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils @ Cradle, and take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Getting from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Launceston.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Launceston

— 10 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.
Kids will enjoy Cataract Gorge Reserve and Seahorse World. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Low Head (Low Head Penguin Tours & Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's lots more to do: walk around City Park, stroll through Tamar Island Wetlands, ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, and admire the masterpieces at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston online trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In July in Launceston, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Helens: Bay of Fires (in Binalong Bay), Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby) and Chinese Heritage Mining Area (in Branxholm). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Aloha Dreaming Massage, admire the sheer force of St Columba Falls Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Suncoast Gallery, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read St Helens online day trip planner.

Drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can 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.
Attractions like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Mt Amos Climb make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Swansea (Spiky Beach Conservation Area & Spiky Bridge) and Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Bicheno Blowhole). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Melshell Oyster Shack, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and stroll through Wineglass Bay.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay day trip site.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Arthur

— 9 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.
Attractions like Port Arthur Historic Site and Three Capes Track make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Port Arthur's surroundings by going to Bangor Vineyard Shed (in Dunalley) and Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman National Park & Tasman Arch). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, contemplate the long history of The Church, and make a trip to Australian Convict Sites.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Nature & Parks · 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.