40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 7 nights
Drive
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Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Bus
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 10 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 6 nights
Drive
7
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive
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St Helens
— 4 nights
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Launceston

— 7 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Makers Workshop. You'll explore and learn at Design Centre Tasmania and Tasmanian Glassblowers. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Low Head (Low Head Penguin Tours & The Low Head Lighthouse), Lillico Beach Conservation Area (in Lillico) and Longford (Brickendon Colonial Farm Village & Brickendon Estate). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, and admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip planning tool.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in February, things will get slightly colder in Launceston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 19:

Stanley

— 2 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 20th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Gutteridge Gardens. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lobster Ponds, get interesting insight from Wynyard Penguin Tours, see the interesting displays at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, then stop by The Angel's Share, then explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stanley road trip website.

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Step out of the city life by going to Dove Lake Circuit and Devils @ Cradle. Step out of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to go to Parrawe and see Hellyer Gorge, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Cradle Mountain Canyons, stroll through Shadow Lake Circuit Walk, explore the activities along Lake St. Clair, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

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

You can drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): trek along Kelly Basin and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Spion Kop Lookout. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Strahan trip simple and quick.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 24 — 26:

Hobart

— 10 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.
Popular historic sites such as Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Constitution Dock are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Domaine A Stoney Vineyard (in Campania). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart route planner.

Drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 8:

Port Arthur

— 6 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.
Get outdoors at Wild Ocean Tasmania and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Appreciate the collections at Port Arthur Historic Site and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay, Devil's Kitchen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Three Capes Track, contemplate the long history of The Commandants House, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and make a trip to Australian Convict Sites.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Arthur holiday builder website.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 14:

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.
Get outdoors at Freycinet National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Gala Estate Vineyard. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Swansea (Spiky Beach Conservation Area & Spiky Bridge), East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). Spend a day of island exploring on the 18th (Thu) at Maria Island National Park. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, and kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 19:

St Helens

— 4 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery and St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Helens: Little Blue Lake (in South Mount Cameron), Seaview Farm (in St Marys) and Chinese Heritage Mining Area (in Branxholm). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read St Helens day trip planning website.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. March in St Helens sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 23:

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.