28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Sydney

5
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 find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Preston Falls (in Ulverstone) and Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World, and stroll around City Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Launceston road trip planner.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in Launceston reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Beauty Point, Notley Fern Gorge, Batman Bridge, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stanley: Boat Harbour Beach (in Wynyard) and Arthur River (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Edge of the World). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stanley day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Arthur River, Rocky Cape Lighthouse, The Arty Duck, Boat Harbour Beach
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

2
nights
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 10th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap and then stroll through Kelly Basin.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Strahan route planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kelly Basin, Frenchmans Cap
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and hike along Crater Lake Circuit.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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 find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Swansea (Spiky Bridge & Spiky Beach Conservation Area), Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Denison Beach.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay holiday builder app.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Swansea, Melshell Oyster Shack
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 18:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 19th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Twamley Farm, enjoy some diversion at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Baptist Chuch, then learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard, and finally kick back and relax at Raspins Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Orford travel planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Orford takes 1.5 hours. February in Orford sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Buckland
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 19:
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Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm
Tasmanian Bushland Garden ©
Tasmanian Bushland Garden

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Tasman National Park). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, make a trip to Remarkable Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip site.

Traveling by car from Orford to Port Arthur takes 2 hours. In February in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Tasmania
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

5
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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hobart tour builder site.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Kingston Beach, Moonah Arts Centre, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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