50 days in Tasmania Itinerary

50 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Seven Mile Beach. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Zoodoo Zoo (in Richmond), Buckland (St John the Baptist Chuch, Twamley Farm, &more) and Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and kick back and relax at South Cape Bay.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary maker site.

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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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 Fortescue Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Fossil Bay Lookout, Devil's Kitchen, &more) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Bay State Reserve, steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, and kick back and relax at Safety Cove Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time 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.
Family-friendly places like Wineglass Bay and Coles Bay Jetty will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Denison Beach), Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Cranbrook, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Melshell Oyster Shack
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bay of Fires (in Binalong Bay), St Columba Falls Reserve (in Pyengana) and Mathinna Falls (in Mathinna). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, grab your bike and head to Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, tee off at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, and examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the St Helens travel itinerary 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

St Marys, Branxholm, Pyengana, Halls Falls, Eureka Farm
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.
Bring the kids along to Seahorse World and Tassie Tiger Mini Golf. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Liffey Falls (in Deloraine), Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford) and Glengarry Bush Maze (in Glengarry). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and stroll around City Park.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Launceston travel route planner.

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 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, Honey Tasmania - The Beehive
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 14:
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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. Bring the kids along to Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot and Coles Beach. Explore Sheffield's surroundings by going to The Wall in the Wilderness (in Derwent Bridge), Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Marion's Lookout Walk, Dove Lake Circuit, &more) and Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs, get answers to all your questions at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, and identify plant and animal life at Llama Farma.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sheffield road trip app.

You can drive from Launceston to Sheffield in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Sheffield are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. 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, The Wall in the Wilderness, Coles Beach, Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Marion's Lookout Walk ©
Marion's Lookout Walk
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

4
nights
Wynyard

Wynyard ©
Wynyard is a rural town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia, about 17km west of Burnie. Bring the kids along to Boat Harbour Beach and Green Point Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wynyard: Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna), Gunns Plains (Gunns Plains Caves & Wings Wildlife Park) and The Arty Duck (in Smithton). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, let little ones run wild at Burnie Park, and explore the activities along Lobster Ponds.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Wynyard travel site.

Traveling by car from Sheffield to Wynyard takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Wynyard are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wynyard

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Burnie, Stanley, Smithton, Lobster Ponds
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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