46 days in Tasmania Itinerary

46 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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46 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Apia, Upolu
Fly:  14​h
1
Hobart
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mount Field National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St Helens
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Launceston
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Sheffield
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Stanley
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Apia, Upolu

7
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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to St John the Baptist Chuch in Buckland, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hobart journey planning site .

Apia, Samoa to Hobart is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Apia to Hobart, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, The Neck, St John the Baptist Chuch, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 9:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©

4
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Venture out of the city with trips to The Wall in the Wilderness (in Derwent Bridge), Lawrenny Estate Distillery (in Ouse) and Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site (in Waddamana).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Field National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Mount Field National Park takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

The Wall in the Wilderness, Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, Lawrenny Estate Distillery, Willow Creek Miniature Goats, Ratho Golf Course
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness
Willow Creek Miniature Goats ©
Willow Creek Miniature Goats

6
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.
Step out of Port Arthur with an excursion to Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, trek along Three Capes Track, contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, and explore the activities along Stewarts Bay.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mount Field National Park to Port Arthur takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 19:
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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

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 24:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

4
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: Chinese Heritage Mining Area (in Branxholm), Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings (in Legerwood) and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails (in Derby). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy, walk around Mount William National Park, and admire the sheer force of St Columba Falls Reserve.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our St Helens travel planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pyengana, St Marys, Halls Falls, Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook), Sidmouth (Wines for Joanie & Loira Vines) and Notley Fern Gorge (in Legana). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, explore the galleries of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston online route builder .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Longford, Sidmouth, Rowella, Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
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, trails, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, trek along Crater Lake Circuit, and take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sheffield.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

5
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield ©
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Change things up with these side-trips from Sheffield: Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves), Llama Farma (in Elizabeth Town) and Nelson Falls (in Queenstown). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals, explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs, and get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot.

Planning Sheffield trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Sheffield takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Sheffield are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Gunns Plains, Deloraine, Leven Canyon, Nelson Falls
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls

4
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stanley: Dip River Forest Reserve (in Mawbanna), Edge of the World (in Arthur River) and Boat Harbour Beach (in Wynyard). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, stop by The Angel's Share, and get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip builder tool .

Getting from Sheffield to Stanley by car takes about 2 hours. In January in Stanley, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Boat Harbour Beach, Edge of the World, Dip River Forest Reserve, Penguin Observation Centre
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

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