58 days in Tasmania Itinerary

58 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hobart
— 12 nights
2
Port Arthur
— 10 nights
3
Coles Bay
— 7 nights
4
Launceston
— 13 nights
5
Strahan
— 4 nights
6
Burnie
— 5 nights
7
Stanley
— 6 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and St John the Baptist Chuch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Bruny Island (Cape Bruny Lighthouse & Bruny Island Quarantine Station), Bruny Island Premium Wines (in Lunawanna) and Cockle Creek (in Southport). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), learn about winemaking at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, and get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary site.

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 in Hobart, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bruny Island, Richmond, Berriedale, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Podium Art
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Port Arthur Historic Site and The Church. Get in touch with nature at Stewarts Bay and Three Capes Track. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Arthur: Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Eaglehawk Neck (Fortescue Bay, Waterfall Bay, &more). Spend a day of island exploring on the 24th (Mon) at Maria Island National Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Remarkable Cave, contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, take in the dramatic natural features at Shipstern Bluff, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur online holiday planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site, Maria Island National Park
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.
Visiting Freycinet National Park and Coles Bay Jetty will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Craigie Knowe Vineyard and Devil's Corner Cellar Door. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Suncoast Gallery (in St Helens), Denison Beach (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, don't miss a visit to Spiky Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

For reviews and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip tool.

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Freycinet, Swansea, Suncoast Gallery, Denison Beach
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.
Shop till you drop at Design Centre Tasmania and Yarns Artwork in Silk. Visiting Cataract Gorge Reserve and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Sidmouth (Wines for Joanie, Loira Vines, &more), Grey Sands Vineyard (in Glengarry) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, explore the galleries of Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Glassblowers, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sidmouth, Pipers Brook, Rowella, Deloraine, Mole Creek
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 18:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

4
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Visiting Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and Mt Donaldson will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Strahan: Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park (in Derwent Bridge) and Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Strahan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Burnie.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Franklin River Nature Trail, Zeehan Rock Shop, Mt Donaldson
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:
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Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park ©
Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
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 a sense of the local culture at Tasmania’s Town of Murals and Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Dove Lake Circuit and Devils @ Cradle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Burnie: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, Cradle Mountain, &more), Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains) and Pioneer Gallery (in Sheffield). The adventure continues: look for gifts at The Hidden Fox and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hellyers Road Distillery.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Burnie trip planner.

Drive from Strahan to Burnie in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Sheffield, Gunns Plains Caves, Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre
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. For shopping fun, head to The Angel's Share or Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery. Highfield Historic Site and Rocky Cape Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Stanley: Mawbanna (Dip River Forest Reserve & The Big Tree), Arthur River (The Tarkine Drive, Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, &more) and Green Point Beach (in Smithton). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, get great views at Trethewies Lookout, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Allendale Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Stanley route planning app.

Traveling by car from Burnie to Stanley takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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:
Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Stanley Discovery Museum ©
Stanley Discovery Museum

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