40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

40 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mount Field National Park
— 3 nights
2
Hobart
— 8 nights
3
Port Arthur
— 5 nights
4
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
5
Launceston
— 6 nights
6
Stanley
— 4 nights
7
Strahan
— 3 nights
8
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 5 nights

3
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Get out of town with these interesting Mount Field National Park side-trips: Lawrenny Estate Distillery (in Ouse) and Ratho Golf Course (in Bothwell).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mount Field National Park using our trip planner.

Perth to Mount Field National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Mount Field National Park. Traveling from Perth in September, you will find days in Mount Field National Park are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Maydena Bike Park, Willow Creek Miniature Goats, Lawrenny Estate Distillery, Ratho Golf Course
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Lawrenny Estate Distillery ©
Lawrenny Estate Distillery
Willow Creek Miniature Goats ©
Willow Creek Miniature Goats

8
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Shene Distillery (in Pontville). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner.

Getting from Mount Field National Park to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hobart are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Shene Distillery, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Moonah Arts Centre
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 12:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

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.
Port Arthur is known for historic sites, trails, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, contemplate the long history of The Commandants House, don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites, and explore the activities along Stewarts Bay.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur holiday maker website.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and Denison Beach (in Bicheno). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get your game on at Freycinet Paintball & Campground, and don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay road trip site.

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Mt George Lookout (in George Town), Sidmouth (Loira Vines, Wines for Joanie, &more) and Rowella (Lavender House The Perfumery, Holm Oak Vineyards, &more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, and view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Launceston day trip planning site.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. September in Launceston sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Sidmouth, Rowella, Seahorse World, Notley Fern Gorge, Mt George Lookout
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Wine Tours & Tastings
City Park ©
City Park

4
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Stanley: Burnie (Guide Falls Reserve & The Hidden Fox), Mawbanna (The Big Tree & Dip River Forest Reserve) and Philosopher Falls (in Waratah). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, take in the dramatic natural features at Fossil Bluff, make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage, and view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Stanley trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Burnie, Mawbanna, Wynyard, Philosopher Falls, Cormorant Bay Recreational Reserve
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Guide Falls Reserve ©
Guide Falls Reserve
Stanley Heritage Walk
Stanley Heritage Walk

3
nights
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Get out of town with these interesting Strahan side-trips: Kelly Basin (in Queenstown), Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston) and Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the striking landscape of Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, head outdoors with Henty Dunes, and examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Strahan trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Strahan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kelly Basin, Iron Blow Lookout, Zeehan Rock Shop
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park ©
Zeehan Rock Shop ©
Zeehan Rock Shop

5
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, head off the coast to King Island, take a peaceful walk through Great Western Mountains, and look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online travel route planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmania
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

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