49 days in Tasmania Itinerary

49 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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49 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  7​h
1
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mole Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Launceston
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Coles Bay
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Geeveston
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Bruny Island
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Hobart
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Appreciate the collections at Makers Workshop and Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Highfield Historic Site and Rocky Cape Lighthouse. Explore Stanley's surroundings by going to Lobster Ponds (in Flowerdale), Wynyard (Table Cape Lighthouse Experience & Boat Harbour Beach) and Guide Falls Reserve (in Burnie). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, look for gifts at Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, and make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Stanley trip itinerary planning tool .

Sydney to Stanley is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. In December, Stanley is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Wynyard, Burnie, Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Lobster Ponds
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

5
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Devils @ Cradle and West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan. Visiting Lake St. Clair and Philosopher Falls will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Tarraleah (Tarraleah Falls & Tarraleah Power Station Lookout), Spion Kopf Lookout (in Queenstown) and Zeehan (Zeehan Rock Shop & Spray Tunnel). On the 22nd (Sat), hike the day away at The Overland Track. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail and stroll through Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Mole Creek.

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

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Zeehan, Tarraleah, Spion Kopf Lookout, Philosopher Falls, Franklin River Nature Trail
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:
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Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan

3
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Get outdoors at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and Wings Wildlife Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate and Marakoopa Cave. When in Mole Creek, make a side trip to see Liffey Falls in Deloraine, approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, take some stellar pictures from Alum Cliffs, delve into the lush surroundings at Westmorland Falls, and relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mole Creek trip planner .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Mole Creek in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mole Creek can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Mole Creek

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Liffey Falls, Wings Wildlife Park, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, Alum Cliffs, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

7
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Visit Bridestowe Lavender Estate and The Pilgrim Uniting Church for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena), Honey Tasmania - The Beehive (in Exeter) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, do a tasting at Pipers Brook Vineyard, see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and play a few rounds at Barnbougle Dunes.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston online holiday planner .

Getting from Mole Creek to Launceston by car takes about an hour. December in Launceston sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Shopping, #Wineries

Side Trips

Pipers Brook, Goaty Hill Wines, Platypus House, Honey Tasmania - The Beehive, Tasmanian Glassblowers
Find places to stay Dec 25 — Jan 1:
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
On the 2nd (Wed), view the masterpieces at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, look for gifts at The Shop in the Bush, then learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Little Blue Lake, take a peaceful walk through Blue Tier, then experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the St Helens holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

St Marys, Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Blue Tier, Little Blue Lake
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery

6
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and East Coast Natureworld. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to Melshell Oysters in Swansea, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Friendly Beaches, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Cranbrook, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Melshell Oysters
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

4
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Step out of the city life by going to Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Fortescue Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coal Mines Historic Site and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site. Fill the 12th (Sat) with the natural beauty at Lime Bay State Reserve.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Trails

Side Trips

Coal Mines Historic Site, Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

4
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Get outdoors at Tahune Forest AirWalk and South Cape Bay. Explore hidden gems such as Woodbridge Smokehouse and Hartz Mountains National Park. Explore Geeveston's surroundings by going to Hartzview Vineyard (in Gardners Bay), Duck Hole Lake Walk (in Dover) and Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery (in Birchs Bay). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider, stroll through Mount Misery Walk, and stop by Cygneture Chocolates.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Geeveston online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Geeveston takes 2.5 hours. In January in Geeveston, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Geeveston

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Huonville, Hartzview Vineyard, Woodbridge Smokehouse, Duck Hole Lake Walk, Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park

5
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
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 Art at The Point Gallery and Cape Bruny Lighthouse. Get outdoors at South Bruny National Park and Cape Queen Elizabeth. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Bruny Island Premium Wines, view the masterpieces at Forestvale Design Centre, examine the collection at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, and look for gifts at Bruny Island Chocolate Company.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bruny Island road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Geeveston to Bruny Island in 2.5 hours. In January in Bruny Island, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
The Neck ©
The Neck

9
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.
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Mona will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Russell Falls and Seven Mile Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Tall Trees Walk (in Mount Field National Park), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate (in Kettering). Spend the 29th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, wander the streets of North Hobart, and get great views at Constitution Dock.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner .

Getting from Bruny Island to Hobart by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Orford, Mount Field National Park, Seven Mile Beach, Opossum Bay Beach
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery

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