29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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29 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
King Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St Helens
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Sheffield
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Launceston
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  6​h 30​min
End: Newcastle

3
nights
King Island

King Island ©
Shop till you drop at King Island Kelp Craft and King Island Cultural Centre. Family-friendly places like Cape Wickham Links and Shag Lagoon Bird Hide will thrill your kids.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our King Island journey maker .

Newcastle to King Island is an approximately 11-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in King Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles
King Island Trail Rides ©
King Island Trail Rides
Currie Lighthouse ©
Currie Lighthouse

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.
Relax by the water at Seven Mile Beach and Opossum Bay Beach. Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and South Cape Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: St John the Baptist Chuch (in Buckland) and Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate (in Kettering). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hobart online tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from King Island to Hobart. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Pooseum, Grote Reber Museum, Seven Mile Beach, Bellerive Beach
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 5:
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lime Bay State Reserve and Stewarts Bay. Get some historical perspective at Port Arthur Historic Site and Government Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Eaglehawk Neck (Fortescue Bay & Waterfall Bay). There's lots more to do: trek along Three Capes Track, head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

5
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.
Visiting Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay Lookout will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Friendly Beaches and Denison Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea), Dolphin Sands (Melshell Oyster Shack & Kings Fine Art Gallery) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Bay Jetty, explore the galleries of Waubs Bay Gallery, and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planner .

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bicheno, Dolphin Sands, Freycinet, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
Visiting Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Halls Falls will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery and Suncoast Gallery. Explore St Helens' surroundings by going to Little Blue Lake (in South Mount Cameron), Chinese Heritage Mining Area (in Branxholm) and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and delve into the lush surroundings at Blue Tier.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our St Helens tour itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. January in St Helens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sheffield.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, Chinese Heritage Mining Area, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Blue Tier, St Columba Falls Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails

3
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield ©
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Take a break from the city and head to Dove Lake Circuit and Marion's Lookout Walk. Get out of town with these interesting Sheffield side-trips: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain & Devils @ Cradle) and Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot and look for gifts at Twelve Acre Wood.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Sheffield route builder tool .

Drive from St Helens to Sheffield in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Sheffield can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Gunns Plains
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
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Marion's Lookout Walk ©
Marion's Lookout Walk
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Design Centre Tasmania and Goaty Hill Wines. Step out of the city life by going to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Platypus House. Step out of Launceston with an excursion to Seahorse World in Beauty Point--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Glassblowers, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tasmania Zoo, and explore the galleries of Greenoaks Gallery.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Launceston travel route planner .

Getting from Sheffield to Launceston by car takes about 1.5 hours. January in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Woolmers Estate, Goaty Hill Wines, Tasmanian Glassblowers, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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