54 days in Tasmania Itinerary

54 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel planner

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Drive to Port Melbourne, Ferry to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sheffield
— 5 nights
Drive
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Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arthur River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 6 nights
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Drive to Bruny, Ferry to Kettering, Drive to Hobart
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Hobart
— 13 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 5 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 6 nights
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St Helens
— 3 nights
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 5 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake St. Clair and Crater Lake Circuit. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cradle Mountain Canyons, explore the world behind art at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery, don't miss a visit to Barn Bluff, and stroll through Devils @ Cradle.

To see reviews and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park tour planning website.

Sydney to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Sheffield.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Mar 1 — 7:

Sheffield

— 5 nights
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tasmania’s Town of Murals and Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Sheffield side-trips: Deloraine Creative Studios (in Deloraine), Mole Creek (King Solomans Caves & Westmorland Falls) and Llama Farma (in Elizabeth Town). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society, explore the activities along Bell's Parade, make a trip to Mosaic Pathway, and experience rural life at The Truffledore.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sheffield online day trip planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Sheffield in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Sheffield can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Sheffield

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 12:

Stanley

— 3 nights
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stanley Heritage Walk and Dip River Forest Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stanley: Lobster Ponds (in Flowerdale), Rocky Cape Lighthouse (in Rocky Cape) and Wynyard (Gutteridge Gardens, Wynyard Penguin Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, take some stellar pictures from Trethewies Lookout, don't miss a visit to The Big Tree, and stroll through Hellyer Gorge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Stanley trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sheffield to Stanley takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Arthur River.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

Arthur River

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get great views at Sumac Lookout, and then stroll through Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Green Point Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take a memorable drive along The Tarkine Drive.

Planning Arthur River trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Drive from Stanley to Arthur River in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Arthur River

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, then get great views at Spion Kop Lookout, then enjoy breathtaking views from Iron Blow Lookout, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks Strahan, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and finally get outside with Henty Dunes.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Strahan sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Arthur River to Strahan in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

Bruny Island

— 6 nights
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Bruny Lighthouse and Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration. Spend the 23rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on Inala Nature Tours. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fluted Cape Trail, admire all the interesting features of The Neck, learn about winemaking at Bruny Island Premium Wines, and trek along Labillardiere Peninsula Walk.

Start your trip to Bruny Island by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Strahan to Bruny Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, ferry, and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 25:

Hobart

— 13 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Explore hidden gems such as North Hobart and St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider (in Huonville), Mr Flathead Fishing Charters Tasmania (in Sorell) and Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Shot Tower, admire the natural beauty at Sub-Antarctic Plant House, and steep yourself in history at Claremont House.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hobart online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — Apr 7:

Eaglehawk Neck

— 5 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tessellated Pavement and Dog Line. Explore Eaglehawk Neck's surroundings by going to Port Arthur (Government Farm & Shipstern Bluff).

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Eaglehawk Neck, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:

Coles Bay

— 6 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wineglass Bay and Mt Amos Climb. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Sea-All Fishing and Marine Tours (in Bicheno), Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, and explore the activities along Coles Bay.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 18:

St Helens

— 3 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails and Little Blue Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from St Helens: Mt Paris Dam (in Branxholm), St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers (in St Marys) and St Columba Falls Reserve (in Pyengana). And it doesn't end there: browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, explore and take pictures at St Helens Point Conservation Area, admire the sheer force of Halls Falls, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:

Launceston

— 2 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), admire the striking features of Franklin House, enjoy the sea views from The Low Head Lighthouse, and then learn about all things military at Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Brady's Lookout, do a tasting at Loira Vines, then relax and rejuvenate at Swinging Gate Vineyard, then look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines, and finally admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.