29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  30​h
1
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Ulverstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Launceston
— 6 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Manchester

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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Buckland and see St John the Baptist Chuch, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip site .

Manchester, UK to Hobart is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Hobart is 10 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in February: highs in Hobart hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Kingston Beach, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), St John the Baptist Chuch
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©

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.
Take a break from Port Arthur with a short trip to Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, explore the activities along Stewarts Bay, don't miss a visit to Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track, and contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Tasmania
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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

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Twamley Farm, take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout, then learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Raspins Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Orford trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Port Arthur to Orford in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Twamley Farm
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Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm
Three Thumbs Lookout ©
Three Thumbs Lookout

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.
Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands), Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and Bicheno (Denison Beach & East Coast Natureworld). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay journey planning app .

You can drive from Orford to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

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: Mole Creek Caves (in Mole Creek), Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, & more) and Twelve Acre Wood (in Claude Road). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, make a trip to Mosaic Pathway, and admire the sheer force of Preston Falls.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ulverstone trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Ulverstone takes 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Sheffield, Mole Creek Caves, Gunns Plains Caves
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Marion's Lookout Walk ©
Marion's Lookout Walk
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Notley Fern Gorge, St Columba Falls Reserve, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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