31 days in Tasmania Itinerary

31 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Bring the kids along to Cataract Gorge Reserve and National Automobile Museum of Tasmania. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Seahorse World (in Beauty Point), Moores Hill Estate (in Sidmouth) and Devonport (Coles Beach & Bass Strait Maritime Centre). The adventure continues: stroll around City Park, ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Launceston day trip tool.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in March; daily highs in Launceston reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sheffield.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Devonport, Seahorse World, Moores Hill Estate, Hillwood Berry Farm & Farmgate, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Tasmania Zoo ©
Tasmania Zoo

4
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Kids will enjoy Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot and Tasmania’s Town of Murals. Explore Sheffield's surroundings by going to The Wall in the Wilderness (in Derwent Bridge) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Marion's Lookout Walk, Dove Lake Circuit, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Mosaic Pathway, look for gifts at Twelve Acre Wood, and admire the engineering at Devils Gate Dam.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sheffield travel route planner.

Getting from Launceston to Sheffield by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Sheffield can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, The Wall in the Wilderness, 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
Tasmania’s Town of Murals ©
Tasmania’s Town of Murals

2
nights
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelly Basin and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Strahan planning site.

Getting from Sheffield to Strahan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Kelly Basin
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

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.
Family-friendly places like Mount Wellington and Food Tours will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Epsom House (in Pontville), St John the Baptist Chuch (in Buckland) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, walk around Train Park, and steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary tool.

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 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Bellerive Beach, Epsom House, St John the Baptist Chuch
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Zoodoo Zoo ©
Zoodoo Zoo

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.
Family-friendly places like Port Arthur Historic Site and Maria Island National Park will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Fortescue Bay). There's much more to do: stroll through Three Capes Track, steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Bay State Reserve.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur vacation planning tool.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Maria Island National Park
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Stewarts Bay ©
Stewarts Bay
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Freycinet National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Bicheno (Denison Beach & East Coast Natureworld) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). The adventure continues: make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, browse the exhibits of Waubs Bay Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay online trip builder.

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Helens: Bay of Fires (in Binalong Bay), Chinese Heritage Mining Area (in Branxholm) and St Columba Falls Reserve (in Pyengana). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, see the interesting displays at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, and stroll through Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our St Helens journey maker app.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

St Marys, Pyengana, Halls Falls, Bay of Fires, Chinese Heritage Mining Area
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
St Columba Falls Reserve ©
St Columba Falls Reserve

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