26 days in Tasmania Itinerary

26 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Sheffield
— 2 nights
2
Strahan
— 2 nights
3
Hobart
— 5 nights
4
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
6
St Helens
— 3 nights
7
Launceston
— 5 nights

2
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot and Mosaic Pathway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sheffield: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, &more). There's more to do: stop by Twelve Acre Wood and admire the engineering at Devils Gate Dam.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sheffield day trip planning site.

Melbourne to Sheffield is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 4°C in Sheffield. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Devils Gate Dam
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot ©
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

2
nights
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 18th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll through Ocean Beach. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kelly Basin.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Strahan online journey planner.

Getting from Sheffield to Strahan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Frenchmans Cap, Kelly Basin
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mount Wellington and Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Zoodoo Zoo (in Richmond), Cygnet Living History Museum (in Cygnet) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's still lots to do: get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hobart travel route planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Bellerive Beach, Cygnet Living History Museum, Grote Reber Museum, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Zoodoo Zoo ©
Zoodoo Zoo

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.
Attractions like Port Arthur Historic Site and Three Capes Track make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Fortescue Bay, Waterfall Bay, &more). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, and steep yourself in history at Government Farm.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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 Sep 24 — 28:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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.
Attractions like Freycinet National Park and Boat Tours & Water Sports make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands), Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea). The adventure continues: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Hazards Beach, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay itinerary planning app.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Freycinet, Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:
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Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting St Helens side-trips: Chinese Heritage Mining Area (in Branxholm), Bay of Fires (in Binalong Bay) and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, cast your line with a fishing tour, experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy, and take in the exciting artwork at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the St Helens tour planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In October in St Helens, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

St Marys, Chinese Heritage Mining Area, Bay of Fires, Pyengana Dairy, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers

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.
Attractions like Cataract Gorge Reserve and Seahorse World make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Sidmouth (Loira Vines & Wines for Joanie), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). And it doesn't end there: stroll around City Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tasmania Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, and admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Sidmouth, Mt George Lookout, Woolmers Estate, Honey Tasmania - The Beehive
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 10:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

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