32 days in Tasmania Itinerary

32 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Stanley
— 1 night
2
Strahan
— 3 nights
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
4
St Helens
— 3 nights
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
6
Dolphin Sands
— 1 night
7
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
8
Dover
— 2 nights
9
Hobart
— 6 nights
10
Launceston
— 4 nights

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 23rd (Wed), view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, stop by The Angel's Share, and then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, thencruise along Boat Harbour Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Stanley trip maker app.

Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Stanley reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Boat Harbour Beach
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Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

3
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Let the collections at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Ocean Beach and Hogarth Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Strahan: Queenstown (Nelson Falls, Mount Jukes, &more). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Strahan online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Strahan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Queenstown, West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
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Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Take a break from the city and head to Dove Lake Circuit and Devils @ Cradle. Change things up with these side-trips from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Hellyer Gorge (in Parrawe) and O'Neills Creek Picnic Reserve (in Gowrie Park). There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker website.

Getting from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hellyer Gorge, O'Neills Creek Picnic Reserve, Macquarie Island
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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 St Columba Waterfall. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers and Chinese Heritage Mining Area. Get out of town with these interesting St Helens side-trips: St Columba Falls Reserve (in Pyengana), Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery (in St Marys) and Little Blue Lake (in South Mount Cameron). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, take in the exciting artwork at Suncoast Gallery, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, and admire the sheer force of Halls Falls.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the St Helens tour site.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens takes 4.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

St Marys, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Halls Falls, St Columba Falls Reserve, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Honeymoon Bay. Get outdoors at Wineglass Bay and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Bicheno and see Denison Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary builder.

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dolphin Sands.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
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Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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night
Dolphin Sands

Dolphin Sands ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Melshell Oyster Shack, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and then do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dolphin Sands tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Dolphin Sands by car takes about an hour. January in Dolphin Sands sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Dolphin Sands

Wineries Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Cranbrook
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Spring Vale Wines ©
Spring Vale Wines
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack

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.
Get some historical perspective at Port Arthur Historic Site and Government Farm. Get outdoors at Three Capes Track and Maria Island National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Fortescue Bay). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, enjoy the sand and surf at Safety Cove Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip site.

Getting from Dolphin Sands to Port Arthur by car takes about 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Port Arthur are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dover.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park
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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

2
nights
Dover

Dover ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Duck Hole Lake Walk, thenenjoy the sand and surf at South Cape Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cockle Creek. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Hartz Mountains National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dover trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Dover takes 3 hours. In January in Dover, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Dover

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

South Cape Bay, Cockle Creek, Hartz Mountains National Park
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South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park

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 the city life by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Relax by the water at Seven Mile Beach and Okines Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Raspins Beach (in Orford) and Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dover to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Hinsby Beach, Pooseum, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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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.
Get outdoors at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Coles Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Design Centre Tasmania. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Preston Falls (in Ulverstone), Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves) and Grey Sands Vineyard (in Glengarry). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area, browse the exhibits of Deloraine Creative Studios, walk around City Park, and get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planner.

Drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Launceston, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Devonport, Deloraine Creative Studios, Preston Falls, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

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