23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  2 h
2
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Ferry + Bus:  3 h 15 min
3
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Mount Field National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
7
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Launceston
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Raptor Refuge and Seven Mile Beach. Popular historic sites such as St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church and St. David's Cathedral are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and Cygnet Living History Museum (in Cygnet). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Richmond Gaol, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., and browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Hobart day trip planning tool.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, Hobart is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Raptor Refuge
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
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Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

2
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): stop by Bruny Island Honey, look for all kinds of wild species at The Neck, and then trek along Fluted Cape Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Bruny Lighthouse and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Bruny National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bruny Island trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. October in Bruny Island sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
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South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
The Neck ©
The Neck
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Three Capes Track and Tessellated Pavement. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Tasman Arch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Arthur: Fortescue Bay (in Eaglehawk Neck) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Government Farm, get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, and get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Arthur trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Bruny Island to Port Arthur takes 5.5 hours. In November in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

2
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
On the 5th (Thu), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lawrenny Estate Distillery, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at Maydena Bike Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lady Barron Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Russell Falls, identify plant and animal life at Tall Trees Walk, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Field National Park trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Mount Field National Park in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Maydena Bike Park, Lawrenny Estate Distillery
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
Lady Barron Falls ©
Lady Barron Falls

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wineglass Bay and Friendly Beaches. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Freycinet National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Bay Jetty.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mount Field National Park to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 10:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, thenkick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, thencast your line with a fishing tour, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the St Helens itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Pyengana Dairy, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stroll through Larmairremener tabelti and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from St Helens to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit

5
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 in touch with nature at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Gunns Plains Caves. Explore hidden gems such as Wings Wildlife Park and Marakoopa Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh), Mole Creek Caves (in Mole Creek) and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford). And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip tool.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Beauty Point, Gunns Plains, Alum Cliffs, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

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