22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
1
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 4 nights
bus + ferry:  18​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery and then visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Stanley itinerary builder app .

Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Stanley to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Rocky Cape Lighthouse
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Spion Kop Lookout and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker site .

Drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

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

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waratah, Spion Kop Lookout
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Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff
Philosopher Falls ©
Philosopher Falls

4
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Cataract Gorge Reserve and Coles Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Tamar Ridge Cellar Door. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Rowella (Holm Oak Vineyards & Iron Pot Bay Vineyard), The Low Head Lighthouse (in Low Head) and Sidmouth (Moores Hill Estate & Wines for Joanie). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Entally House, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, and enjoy the sea views from Mersey Bluff Lighthouse.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, daytime highs in Launceston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sidmouth, Devonport, Rowella, Platypus House, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read St Helens travel route planning website .

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Priory Ridge ©
Priory Ridge

4
nights
Coles Bay

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Friendly Beaches and Craigie Knowe Vineyard. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Gala Estate Vineyard. Venture out of the city with trips to Ross (Ross Female Factory & Tasmanian Wool Centre.), Spiky Bridge (in Swansea) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, and see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Freycinet, Ross, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration
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Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Tasmanian Wool Centre. ©
Tasmanian Wool Centre.

4
nights
Port Arthur

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.
Attractions like Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Lime Bay State Reserve make great kid-friendly stops. Port Arthur Historic Site and Government Cottage are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Port Arthur with a short trip to Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck, about 32 minutes away.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur travel route planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Taranna, Waterfall Bay
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

4
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Fern Tree. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seven Mile Beach and North Hobart. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Presbyterian Church, steep yourself in history at Runnymede House, and admire the striking features of Constitution Dock.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planning site .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Fern Tree, Seven Mile Beach
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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