40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Hobart
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Port Arthur
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Coles Bay
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
St Helens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Launceston
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Brisbane

7
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.
Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Raptor Refuge (in Kettering) and Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary builder website .

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February, Hobart is a bit cooler than Brisbane - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Moorilla Estate Winery, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, The Neck, Raptor Refuge
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

7
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 (Tasman National Park & Waterfall Bay). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, explore the activities along Stewarts Bay, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur travel site .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Tasmania
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): experience rural life at Twamley Farm, take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Baptist Chuch, then let the kids burn off some steam at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, then do a tasting at Darlington Vineyard, and finally kick back and relax at Raspins Beach.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Orford trip planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Orford by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Orford are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trip

Buckland
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Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm
Tasmanian Bushland Garden ©
Tasmanian Bushland Garden

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bicheno (Denison Beach & East Coast Natureworld), Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and Swansea (Spiky Bridge & Spiky Beach Conservation Area). And it doesn't end there: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, get your game on at Freycinet Paintball & Campground, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay visit site .

Traveling by car from Orford to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Cranbrook, Swansea, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Helens: St Marys (St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers & Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery), St Columba Falls Reserve (in Pyengana) and Halls Falls (in Perth (Tasmania)). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and steep yourself in history at Chinese Heritage Mining Area.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our St Helens tour app .

Getting from Coles Bay to St Helens by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

St Marys, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Chinese Heritage Mining Area, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Mathinna Falls
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 13:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

8
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Campbell Town (Harold Gatty Memorial Park & Valentine Park), Ross (Tasmanian Wool Centre. & Four Corners of Ross) and Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, take a memorable tour with Tours, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston journey planner.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In March in Launceston, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Campbell Town, Rowella, Beauty Point, Ross, Mole Creek
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore Stanley's surroundings by going to Arthur River (The Tarkine Drive & Edge of the World), Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna) and Boat Harbour Beach (in Wynyard). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, and contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Stanley trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Arthur River, Boat Harbour Beach, Dip River Forest Reserve
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

3
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Change things up with these side-trips from Ulverstone: Twelve Acre Wood (in Claude Road), Mole Creek Caves (in Mole Creek) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves and take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ulverstone trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Ulverstone takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ulverstone can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Gunns Plains Caves, Twelve Acre Wood, Mole Creek Caves
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:
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Marion's Lookout Walk ©
Marion's Lookout Walk
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

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