23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
1
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Strahan
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Ferry + Bus:  3 h 15 min
6
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, thenlook for gifts at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read St Helens online vacation builder.

Sydney to St Helens is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect St Helens to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pyengana, St Marys, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

3
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 hidden gems such as Mt Amos Climb and East Coast Natureworld. Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to Melshell Oyster Shack in Dolphin Sands, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay day trip planner.

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Melshell Oyster Shack
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Mt Amos Climb ©
Mt Amos Climb
Boat Tours & Water Sports

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and The Tamar Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House), Yarns Artwork in Silk (in Deloraine) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Launceston online travel route planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Launceston are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Beauty Point, Yarns Artwork in Silk, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 10th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, thenget engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and finally stop by Zeehan Rock Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jukes.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Strahan trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Zeehan, Mount Jukes
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan

2
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
On the 12th (Thu), look for gifts at Bruny Island Honey, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at The Neck, and then trek along Fluted Cape Trail. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Bruny Lighthouse and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Bruny National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bruny Island holiday maker app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Strahan to Bruny Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Bruny Island are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
The Neck ©
The Neck
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maria Island National Park and Tasman National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Fortescue Bay). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Bruny Island to Port Arthur in 5.5 hours. November in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Russell Falls and Richmond Gaol. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in New Norfolk). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take some stellar pictures from Mount Nelson Lookout, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

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

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Berriedale, Richmond Gaol, Russell Falls, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Pulpit Rock Lookout
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

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