29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Stanley
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 3 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Bus
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Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive
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St Helens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 4 nights
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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Stanley — 1 night

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse, cruise along Boat Harbour Beach, and then meet the residents at Stanley Seaquarium. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, look for gifts at Providore 24, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Stanley day trip planner.

Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get a bit cooler in Stanley: highs are around 28°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Strahan.
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Strahan — 3 nights

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Get some historical perspective at Spion Kop Lookout and Queenstown Railway Station. Visiting Boat Tours & Water Sports and Kelly Basin will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strahan: Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park (in Derwent Bridge) and Queenstown (Mount Jukes & Nelson Falls). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, and see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Strahan online holiday planner.

You can drive from Stanley to Strahan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 3 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Visiting Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake Circuit will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, hike along Crater Lake Circuit, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Lilla Track.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park holiday maker tool.

You can take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Launceston.
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Launceston — 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. Visit Woolmers Estate and The Old Umbrella Shop for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Low Head (Low Head Penguin Tours & The Low Head Lighthouse), Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House) and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford). There's still lots to do: walk around City Park, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to St Helens.
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St Helens — 3 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.
Get outdoors at Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Bay of Fires. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby), Chinese Heritage Mining Area (in Branxholm) and Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings (in Legerwood). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, cast your line with a fishing tour, and look for gifts at The Shop in the Bush.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in St Helens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge. You'll get in some beach time at Wineglass Bay and Honeymoon Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Bicheno (Bicheno Blowhole, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the pleasant sights at Cape Tourville Circuit Walk, and trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur — 4 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Port Arthur Historic Site and Cape Raoul are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Wild Ocean Tasmania and Tessellated Pavement. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman Arch, Waterfall Bay, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Three Capes Track, steep yourself in history at The Commandants House, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip planning app.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 6 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.
Visit South Cape Bay and Cockle Creek for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Hobart Synagogue. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 4:

Tasmania travel guide

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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.
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