48 days in Tasmania Itinerary

48 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip builder

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Hobart
— 12 nights
Drive
2
Eaglehawk Neck
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive
4
St Helens
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Launceston
— 7 nights
Drive
6
Sheffield
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Strahan
— 3 nights
Bus
9
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
28
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

Hobart

— 12 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.
Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Pressing Matters (in Richmond). On the 11th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, Hobart is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 13:

Eaglehawk Neck

— 5 nights
Change things up with a short trip to Cape Raoul in Port Arthur (about 40 minutes away).

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Eaglehawk Neck online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:

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: Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea), Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 23:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Helens: St Columba Falls Reserve (in Pyengana), Bay of Fires (in Binalong Bay) and Branxholm (Chinese Heritage Mining Area & Mt Paris Dam). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, explore the striking landscape at Little Blue Lake, see the interesting displays at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, and play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the St Helens travel tool.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 27:

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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Low Head (Low Head Penguin Tours & The Low Head Lighthouse) and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll around City Park, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston road trip planning tool.

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Sheffield.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 3:

Sheffield

— 4 nights
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Explore Sheffield's surroundings by going to The Wall in the Wilderness (in Derwent Bridge), Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave, Mole Creek Caves, &more) and Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh). The adventure continues: stop by Tasmania’s Town of Murals, stop by Brush Rabbit, take in the exciting artwork at Pioneer Gallery, and make a trip to Mosaic Pathway.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sheffield trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Sheffield takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Sheffield are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Sheffield

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 7:

Stanley

— 3 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore Stanley's surroundings by going to Wynyard (Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, Wynyard Penguin Tours, &more) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Arthur River). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, browse the exhibits of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip builder tool.

You can drive from Sheffield to Stanley in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Stanley are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:

Strahan

— 3 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Explore Strahan's surroundings by going to Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston), Frenchmans Cap (in Derwent Bridge) and Queenstown (Kelly Basin, Spion Kop Lookout, &more). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and kick back and relax at Ocean Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Strahan day trip planner.

Getting from Stanley to Strahan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 4 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, get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons, take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff, and look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online attractions planner.

Take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.