50 days in Tasmania Itinerary

50 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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50 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
St Helens
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Sheffield
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Wynyard
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

10
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.
Bring the kids along to Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Seven Mile Beach. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Zoodoo Zoo (in Richmond), Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay) and Buckland (St John the Baptist Chuch, Twamley Farm, & more). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use 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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Hobart at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond, Buckland, Berriedale, Bellerive Beach, Kingston Beach
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 15:
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

8
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Stewarts Bay and Safety Cove Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Arthur: Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Eaglehawk Neck (Fortescue Bay, Fossil Bay Lookout, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, and head off the coast to Maria Island National Park.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur tour planner.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Tasmania, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 23:
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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

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.
Attractions like Friendly Beaches and Honeymoon Bay make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea), Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Denison Beach). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, take a memorable tour with Tours, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Cranbrook, Melshell Oyster Shack, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 29:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from St Helens: Halls Falls (in Perth (Tasmania)), Bay of Fires (in Binalong Bay) and St Columba Falls Reserve (in Pyengana). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, grab your bike and head to Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, and explore the striking landscape at Little Blue Lake.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the St Helens trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pyengana, St Marys, Branxholm, Little Blue Lake, Mathinna Falls
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 4:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails

10
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Seahorse World and Tassie Tiger Mini Golf. Venture out of the city with trips to Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford), Liffey Falls (in Deloraine) and Glengarry Bush Maze (in Glengarry). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, walk around City Park, cast your line with a fishing tour, and view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania.

Start your trip to Launceston by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sheffield.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bridport, Beauty Point, Longford, Notley Fern Gorge, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

5
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot and Coles Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sheffield: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Marion's Lookout Walk, Dove Lake Circuit, & more), Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary) and The Wall in the Wilderness (in Derwent Bridge). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon, look for all kinds of wild species at Llama Farma, take some stellar pictures from Alum Cliffs, and get advice or help at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sheffield trip maker tool .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Wynyard.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Mole Creek, Llama Farma, The Wall in the Wilderness, Leven Canyon
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

4
nights
Wynyard

Wynyard ©
Wynyard is a rural town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia, about 17km west of Burnie. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Boat Harbour Beach and Green Point Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The Arty Duck (in Smithton), Gunns Plains (Gunns Plains Caves & Wings Wildlife Park) and Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, explore the activities along Lobster Ponds, have fun at Burnie Park, and contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Wynyard travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Sheffield to Wynyard takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Wynyard can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wynyard

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Burnie, Smithton, Stanley, Gunns Plains, Dip River Forest Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve

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