58 days in Tasmania Itinerary

58 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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58 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 10 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 13 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Strahan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Burnie
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Stanley
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

12
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 explore and learn at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and Salamanca Arts Centre. Shop till you drop at Salamanca Market and Wild Island Tasmania. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Pagan Cider (in Cygnet), Cockle Creek (in Southport) and Bruny Island Premium Wines (in Lunawanna). There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, tee off at Ratho Golf Course, do a tasting at Wobbly Boot Vineyard, and take a stroll through South Hobart.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hobart online journey planner .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Richmond, Berriedale, Bruny Island, Hartzview Vineyard, Cockle Creek
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 19:
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

10
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Port Arthur Historic Site and Paupers Depot. Get some historical perspective at Cape Raoul and The Separate Prison. Get out of town with these interesting Port Arthur side-trips: Eaglehawk Neck (Fortescue Bay, Waterfall Bay, & more) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). Spend a day of island exploring on the 24th (Mon) at Maria Island National Park. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Lime Bay State Reserve, admire the striking features of The Guard Tower, kick back and relax at Safety Cove Beach, and steep yourself in history at The Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Maria Island National Park, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 29:
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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

7
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.
Get outdoors at Freycinet National Park and Friendly Beaches. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Craigie Knowe Vineyard and Devil's Corner Cellar Door. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands), Denison Beach (in Bicheno) and Suncoast Gallery (in St Helens). There's still lots to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Freycinet, Swansea, Suncoast Gallery, Melshell Oyster Shack
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 5:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

13
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.
Head to Design Centre Tasmania and Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Delamere Vineyards and Entally House. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Sidmouth (Wines for Joanie, Loira Vines, & more), Grey Sands Vineyard (in Glengarry) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stop by Goaty Hill Wines, learn about winemaking at 3 Willows Vineyard, and view the masterpieces at Tasmanian Glassblowers.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In September in Launceston, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sidmouth, Campbell Town, Deloraine, Mole Creek, Pipers Brook
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 18:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Delamere Vineyards ©
Delamere Vineyards
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

4
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Get in touch with nature at Ocean Beach and Franklin River Nature Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Strahan: Mt Donaldson (in Corinna), Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park (in Derwent Bridge) and Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Strahan sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Burnie.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Zeehan Rock Shop, Mt Donaldson, Franklin River Nature Trail, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:
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Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

5
nights
Burnie

Burnie ©
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Get some cultural insight at Tasmania’s Town of Murals and Pioneer Gallery. Do your shopping at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre and The Hidden Fox. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Burnie: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Dove Lake Circuit, Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, & more) and Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Hellyers Road Distillery.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Burnie trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Strahan to Burnie takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Sheffield, Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, Gunns Plains Caves
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:
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Marion's Lookout Walk ©
Marion's Lookout Walk
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit

6
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Visiting The Nut State Reserve and The Tarkine Drive will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery or The Angel's Share. Venture out of the city with trips to Arthur River (Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area & Edge of the World), Rocky Cape Lighthouse (in Rocky Cape) and Mawbanna (Dip River Forest Reserve & The Big Tree). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, take some stellar pictures from Trethewies Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Allendale Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Stanley trip builder app .

Drive from Burnie to Stanley in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arthur River, Mawbanna, Smithton, Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Allendale Gardens
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 3:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Edge of the World ©
Edge of the World

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