50 days in Tasmania Itinerary

50 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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50 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
1
Stanley
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Devonport
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Tarraleah
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Geeveston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Port Arthur
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Orford
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
St Helens
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Newcastle

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: Green Point Beach (in Smithton), Arthur River (Sumac Lookout, The Tarkine Drive, & more) and Wynyard (Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, & more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, and make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Stanley trip planner .

Newcastle to Stanley is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Newcastle in February, things will get slightly colder in Stanley: highs are around 28°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wynyard, Arthur River, Mawbanna, Green Point Beach
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 20:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Edge of the World ©
Edge of the World

5
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Explore Devonport's surroundings by going to Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains), The Low Head Lighthouse (in Low Head) and Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach, stroll through The Tasmanian Arboretum, get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, and explore the striking landscape of Narawntapu National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Devonport trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Stanley to Devonport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Devonport, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Beauty Point, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, Giant Penguin, Gunns Plains Caves
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 25:
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

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 Pipers Brook Vineyard (in Pipers Brook), Liffey Falls (in Deloraine) and Woolmers Estate (in Longford). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania, steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, and learn about winemaking at Josef Chromy Cellar Door.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Launceston road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Devonport to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bridport Walking Track, Goaty Hill Wines, Liffey Falls, Holm Oak Vineyards, Pipers Brook Vineyard
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 3:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

4
nights
Tarraleah

Tarraleah
Get out of town with these interesting Tarraleah side-trips: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Devils @ Cradle, Dove Lake Circuit, & more), Derwent Bridge (The Wall in the Wilderness & King William Saddle) and Nelson Falls (in Queenstown).

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tarraleah trip planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Tarraleah in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Derwent Bridge, Franklin River Nature Trail, Nelson Falls
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 7:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

4
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Venture out of the city with trips to South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park), Snug (Snug Bushfire Memorial & Snug Falls) and Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery (in Birchs Bay). Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Hartz Mountains National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Tahune Forest AirWalk, learn about winemaking at Hartzview Vineyard, admire the sheer force of Arve Falls, and sample the tasty concoctions at Pagan Cider.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Geeveston online road trip planner .

Getting from Tarraleah to Geeveston by car takes about 3 hours. March in Geeveston sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Snug, Woof Gallery, Pagan Cider, South Cape Bay
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
Pagan Cider ©
Pagan Cider

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 Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. On the 15th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, examine the collection at Mona, and stroll through Bellerive Beach.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hobart tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Geeveston to Hobart in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Hobart are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Opossum Bay Beach, Macquarie Island, Bellerive Beach, Kingston Beach
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Food Tours

5
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman blowhole, Tasman Arch, & more), Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River) and Denison Canal (in Dunalley).

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Coal Mines Historic Site, Denison Canal
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

4
nights
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Change things up with these side-trips from Orford: Copping (Bream Creek Farmers Market & Copping Convict and Colonial Collection), Buckland (St John the Baptist Chuch & Tasmanian Bushland Garden) and Oatlands (Callington Mill & Lake Dulverton). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout, learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard, and relax in the rural setting at Twamley Farm.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Orford trip planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Orford in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Orford can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Buckland, Copping, Tasmania, Oatlands
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Bicheno (Denison Beach & East Coast Natureworld), Melshell Oysters (in Swansea) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, identify plant and animal life at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Orford to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Swansea, Cranbrook, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Melshell Oysters ©
Melshell Oysters

6
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Change things up with these side-trips from St Helens: Chinese Heritage Mining Area (in Branxholm), Pyengana (Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe & St Columba Falls Reserve) and Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings (in Legerwood).

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our St Helens online vacation planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. March in St Helens sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Scamander, Pyengana, Derby, Evercreech Forest Reserve, Blue Tier
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 6:
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails

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