41 days in Hobart and South Tasmania Itinerary

41 days in Hobart and South Tasmania Itinerary

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Maydena
— 1 night
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Derwent Bridge
— 2 nights
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Oatlands
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 9 nights
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Hobart
— 20 nights
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 6 nights
Ferry to Kettering Ferry Terminal, Ferry Rd, Fly to Sydney

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Maydena — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): hike along Tahune Forest AirWalk. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Maydena Bike Park and then make a trip to Donaghys Lookout.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Maydena travel itinerary planner.

Sydney to Maydena is an approximately 23.5-hour car ride. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in March, with highs in Maydena at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Derwent Bridge.
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Derwent Bridge — 2 nights

Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. On the 3rd (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Tarraleah Falls, take some stellar pictures from King William Saddle, and then appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap, and then get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Derwent Bridge holiday builder website.

Drive from Maydena to Derwent Bridge in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Oatlands.
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Oatlands — 2 nights

Oatlands is an important historical village on the shores of Lake Dulverton in the centre of Tasmania, Australia. On the 5th (Fri), examine the collection at Australasian Golf Museum, play a few rounds at Ratho Golf Course, and then appreciate the history behind Bothwell War Memorial. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Casaveen Knitwear Australia, explore the activities along Lake Dulverton, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Callington Mill Distillery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Podium Art.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Oatlands day trip planner.

You can drive from Derwent Bridge to Oatlands in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.
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Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:

Port Arthur — 9 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Arthur side-trips: Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur (in Taranna) and Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman Arch, Fortescue Bay, &more). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and steep yourself in history at The Commandants House.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip itinerary site.

Drive from Oatlands to Port Arthur in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hobart.
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Find places to stay Mar 6 — 15:

Hobart — 20 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Raptor Refuge (in Kettering), Nonesuch Distillery (in Sorell) and Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider (in Huonville). On the 17th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hobart tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Bruny Island.
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Find places to stay Mar 15 — Apr 4:

Bruny Island — 6 nights

Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Spend the 6th (Tue) wandering through the wild on Inala Nature Tours. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at South Bruny National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Neck, take in the exciting artwork at Forestvale Design Centre, admire the majestic nature at Bruny Island Quarantine Station, and do a tasting at Bruny Island Premium Wines.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bruny Island holiday maker website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Bruny Island can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Find places to stay Apr 4 — 10: