28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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28 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
1
Port Arthur
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
St Helens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Hobart
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Cape Raoul. Appreciate the collections at Port Arthur Historic Site and Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur. Get out of town with these interesting Port Arthur side-trips: Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay, Fortescue Bay, & more). There's much more to do: hike along Three Capes Track, take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage, don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites, and contemplate the long history of Government Farm.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip builder app .

Sydney to Port Arthur is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, car, ferry, and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Port Arthur at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Devil's Corner Cellar Door and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Take a break from the city and head to East Coast Natureworld and Wineglass Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Friendly Beaches, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Coles Bay online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 26:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

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 outdoors at Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Fishing Charters & Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers and Chinese Heritage Mining Area. Venture out of the city with trips to The Tin Dragon Interpretation Centre and Cafe (in Derby), Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery (in St Marys) and St Columba Falls Reserve (in Pyengana). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, and relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy.

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Drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in St Helens are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Pyengana, St Marys, Chinese Heritage Mining Area, The Tin Dragon Interpretation Centre and Cafe, Halls Falls
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and The Tamar Valley. Museum-lovers will appreciate Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave & Mole Creek Caves). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, browse the exhibits of Franklin House, take in the exciting artwork at Yarns Artwork in Silk, and identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary builder .

Getting from St Helens to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. October in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, 3 Willows Vineyard, Holm Oak Vineyards, Platypus House
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 3:
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery, Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, then identify plant and animal life at Penguin Observation Centre, and then admire the sheer force of Guide Falls Reserve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ulverstone itinerary planner.

Getting from Launceston to Ulverstone by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Ulverstone are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Burnie, Gunns Plains, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Southern Wild Distillery
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
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Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and finally look for gifts at Zeehan Rock Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach and then trek along Kelly Basin.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Strahan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Strahan takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Zeehan, Kelly Basin
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:
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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Kelly Basin ©
Kelly Basin

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Neck and South Bruny National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Russell Falls. Step out of Hobart to go to Lunawanna and see Bruny Island Premium Wines, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, make a trip to Cape Bruny Lighthouse, and admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hobart are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bruny Island, Richmond, Berriedale, Bruny Island Premium Wines, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 13:
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The Neck ©
The Neck
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

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