21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Port Arthur
— 4 nights
3
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
4
Launceston
— 4 nights
5
Strahan
— 4 nights

4
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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.
Attractions like Mount Wellington and Food Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Zoodoo Zoo (in Richmond), Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart day trip 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. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Opossum Bay Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Port Arthur Historic Site and Three Capes Track. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Fortescue Bay & Waterfall Bay). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, identify plant and animal life at Lime Bay State Reserve, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur holiday website.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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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

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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.
Bring the kids along to Wineglass Bay Lookout and Freycinet National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Denison Beach (in Bicheno), Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, stroll through Honeymoon Bay, identify plant and animal life at Friendly Beaches, and take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay planning site.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cataract Gorge Reserve and City Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains), Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land) and Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Launceston online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. January in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Gunns Plains Caves, Coles Beach, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, Alum Cliffs
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
City Park ©
City Park

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Strahan

Strahan
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Family-friendly places like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Hogarth Falls will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Crater Lake Circuit, Dove Lake Circuit, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and get outside with Henty Dunes.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Strahan day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Zeehan Rock Shop
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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