28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Bendigo
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Sheffield
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Devonport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Wynyard
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Bendigo

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Kingston Beach. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Zoodoo Zoo in Richmond, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner .

Bendigo to Hobart is an approximately 6-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art, Grote Reber Museum, Kingston Beach, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Zoodoo Zoo ©
Zoodoo Zoo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): hike along Three Capes Track, then contemplate the waterfront views at Fortescue Bay, and then get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and finally see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

5
nights
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Friendly Beaches and Honeymoon Bay. Step out of Coles Bay with an excursion to Melshell Oyster Shack in Dolphin Sands--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, browse the exhibits of Waubs Bay Gallery, stroll through Coles Bay Jetty, and enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

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 7th (Tue): experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the St Helens trip planning tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. January in St Helens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pyengana Dairy, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

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.
Attractions like Seahorse World and Penny Royal Adventures make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, get to know the resident critters at Tasmania Zoo, and explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary app .

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In January in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sheffield.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Tasmania Zoo ©
Tasmania Zoo

2
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield ©
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. On the 12th (Sun), Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, then get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, and finally make a trip to Mosaic Pathway. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Tasmania’s Town of Murals, experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, then view the masterpieces at Deloraine Creative Studios, then take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs, and finally look for gifts at Twelve Acre Wood.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sheffield sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Sheffield in 1.5 hours. January in Sheffield sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Deloraine Creative Studios, Alum Cliffs, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Take a break from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with a short trip to Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site in Waddamana, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, stroll through Larmairremener tabelti, and identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park journey builder app .

You can drive from Sheffield to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Devonport.

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

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, Gordon River
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

3
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
On the 18th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon, then get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, and then kick back and relax at Coles Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, and then see the interesting displays at Don River Railway.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Devonport sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Devonport can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wynyard.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Leven Canyon
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Leven Canyon ©
Leven Canyon

3
nights
Wynyard

Wynyard ©
Wynyard is a rural town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia, about 17km west of Burnie. Get out of town with these interesting Wynyard side-trips: Stanley (The Nut State Reserve & Highfield Historic Site) and Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden (in Burnie). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boat Harbour Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Gutteridge Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Makers Workshop, and visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse Experience.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Wynyard road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Devonport to Wynyard takes an hour. In January, daytime highs in Wynyard are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Wynyard

Parks Beaches Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Burnie, Stanley
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
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Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

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