22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h
1
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll around City Park, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston online trip itinerary builder .

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In March, Launceston is a bit cooler than Melbourne - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Woolmers Estate, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands), St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Melshell Oyster Shack, St Columba Waterfall, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 14:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Twamley Farm, then take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout, then kick back and relax at Raspins Beach, and finally do a tasting at Darlington Vineyard.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Orford vacation tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Orford are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Twamley Farm
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 15:
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Darlington Vineyard ©
Darlington Vineyard
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm
Three Thumbs Lookout ©
Three Thumbs Lookout

4
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.
Step out of Port Arthur with an excursion to Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur vacation maker website .

You can drive from Orford to Port Arthur in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 19:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

5
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.
Hobart is known for nature, shopping, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Cascade Brewery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Hobart day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hobart are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Richmond Bridge
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 24:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

1
night
Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge ©
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 25th (Wed): get great views at King William Saddle, then take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail, then pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, and finally explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Derwent Bridge road trip website .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Derwent Bridge takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Lake St. Clair, Franklin River Nature Trail
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

3
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Change things up with these side-trips from Ulverstone: Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains), Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, & more) and Tasmania’s Town of Murals (in Sheffield). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ulverstone trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Derwent Bridge to Ulverstone takes 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Southern Wild Distillery, Gunns Plains Caves, Tasmania’s Town of Murals
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:
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Marion's Lookout Walk ©
Marion's Lookout Walk
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

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