55 days in Tasmania Itinerary

55 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 8 nights
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St Helens
— 5 nights
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Coles Bay
— 6 nights
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Port Arthur
— 7 nights
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Hobart
— 14 nights
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Derwent Bridge
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 3 nights
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Stanley
— 4 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 5 nights
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Launceston — 8 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh), Leven Canyon (in Ulverstone) and Sheffield (Mosaic Pathway & Sheffield Murals Audio Tour). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Launceston online attractions planner.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to St Helens.
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Find places to stay Feb 3 — 11:

St Helens — 5 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 out of town with these interesting St Helens side-trips: Bay of Fires (in Binalong Bay), Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby) and Little Blue Lake (in South Mount Cameron). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, learn about all things military at Warship & Marine Corps Museum, and look for gifts at Suncoast Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our St Helens trip planner.

Drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In February in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.
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Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:

Coles Bay — 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Cranbrook (Spring Vale Wines & Craigie Knowe Vineyard), Bicheno (Bicheno Blowhole, East Coast Natureworld, &more) and Swansea (Spiky Bridge & Kate's Berry Farm). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and go for a walk through Cape Tourville Circuit Walk.

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Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.
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Find places to stay Feb 16 — 22:

Port Arthur — 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Fortescue Bay). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site, stroll through Three Capes Track, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur vacation planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. February in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 14 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Richmond (Pressing Matters & Nocton Vineyard), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Raptor Refuge (in Kettering). On the 14th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Derwent Bridge.
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Find places to stay Mar 1 — 15:

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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Heritage Highway, get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, and then appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap, then take in the awesome beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and then explore the activities along Franklin River Nature Trail.

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Drive from Hobart to Derwent Bridge in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.
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Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Strahan — 3 nights

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Change things up with these side-trips from Strahan: Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston), Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan) and Queenstown (Horsetail Falls, Nelson Falls, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, admire nature's extreme beauty at Henty Dunes, and see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Strahan trip planner.

You can drive from Derwent Bridge to Strahan in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Stanley.
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Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:

Stanley — 4 nights

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Explore Stanley's surroundings by going to Rocky Cape Lighthouse (in Rocky Cape), Wynyard (Wynyard Penguin Tours & Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre) and Arthur River (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Edge of the World). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, look for gifts at Providore 24, and walk around Burnie Park.

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You can drive from Strahan to Stanley in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 5 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, trek along Crater Lake Circuit, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and admire the verdant scenery at Great Western Mountains.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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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