51 days in Tasmania Itinerary

51 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania tour planner
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Launceston
— 7 nights
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St Helens
— 5 nights
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
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Port Arthur
— 7 nights
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Hobart
— 9 nights
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Mount Field National Park
— 5 nights
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Strahan
— 3 nights
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Stanley
— 5 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
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Launceston — 7 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave, Mole Creek Caves, &more), Deloraine (Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum & Liffey Falls) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's lots more to do: stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve, learn the secrets of beer at Prestige Tours Tasmania, stroll around City Park, and see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston day trip 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, expect Launceston to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to St Helens.
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St Helens — 5 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: Pyengana (St Columba Falls Reserve & St Columba Waterfall), Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings (in Legerwood) and Chinese Heritage Mining Area (in Branxholm). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, relax and rejuvenate at Aloha Dreaming Massage, look for gifts at The Shop in the Bush, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the St Helens attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Bicheno (Nature & Wildlife Tours, East Coast Natureworld, &more) and Craigie Knowe Vineyard (in Cranbrook). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, get outside with Outdoor Activities, learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay online holiday planner.

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur — 7 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.
Go for a jaunt from Port Arthur to Eaglehawk Neck to see Tasman Arch about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, make a trip to Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track, hike along Three Capes Track, and take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip itinerary maker tool.

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 April in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.
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Hobart — 9 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Epsom House (in Pontville). On the 11th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, don't miss a visit to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and get engrossed in the history at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hobart travel route tool.

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mount Field National Park.
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Mount Field National Park — 5 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Mount Field National Park side-trips: Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site (in Waddamana), Ratho Golf Course (in Bothwell) and The Wall in the Wilderness (in Derwent Bridge).

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Mount Field National Park travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Hobart to Mount Field National Park in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Mount Field National Park can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Strahan.
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Strahan — 3 nights

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Change things up with these side-trips from Strahan: Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan) and Queenstown (Nelson Falls, Kelly Basin, &more). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Strahan trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Mount Field National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Stanley.
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Stanley — 5 nights

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Stanley: Wynyard (Gutteridge Gardens, Wynyard Penguin Tours, &more) and Burnie Regional Museum (in Burnie). The adventure continues: stroll through The Nut State Reserve, make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, and explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Stanley day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Strahan to Stanley in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Stanley, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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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: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils @ Cradle, and get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park driving holiday planning website.

Drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Tasmania travel guide

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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.
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