35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

35 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Devonport
— 3 nights
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Stanley
— 3 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Strahan
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Port Arthur
— 5 nights
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
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Launceston
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Devonport

— 3 nights
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave, Mole Creek Caves, &more), Preston Falls (in Ulverstone) and Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, do a tasting at 3 Willows Vineyard, experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, and examine the collection at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Devonport visit planner.

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Devonport at 28°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

Stanley

— 3 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stanley: Wynyard (Wynyard Penguin Tours & Boat Harbour Beach) and Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, stop by The Angel's Share, explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, and take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley vacation app.

Getting from Devonport to Stanley by car takes about 2 hours. January in Stanley sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:

Strahan

— 3 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Get out of town with these interesting Strahan side-trips: Queenstown (Kelly Basin, Spion Kop Lookout, &more) and Frenchmans Cap (in Derwent Bridge). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Strahan attractions site.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 8:

Hobart

— 6 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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. On the 10th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and indulge your senses at Drink Tasmania Premium Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 14:

Port Arthur

— 5 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.
Explore Port Arthur's surroundings by going to Eaglehawk Neck (Wild Ocean Tasmania, Waterfall Bay, &more). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur visit planner.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 19:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: St Columba Waterfall (in Pyengana), St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers (in St Marys) and Priory Ridge (in St Helens). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, and see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay driving holiday website.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 24:

Launceston

— 6 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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Seahorse World (in Beauty Point), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the sheer force of St Columba Falls Reserve, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and stroll around City Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 2:

Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · 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.