29 days in Hobart and South Tasmania Itinerary

29 days in Hobart and South Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hobart and South Tasmania planner

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Hobart
— 11 nights
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Oatlands
— 4 nights
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Port Arthur
— 7 nights
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— 6 nights
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Hobart

— 11 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Your inner history buff will appreciate St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church and Constitution Dock. Venture out of the city with trips to Pressing Matters (in Richmond) and Shene Distillery (in Pontville). On the 28th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart vacation planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Hobart. April in Hobart sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to Oatlands.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 8:

Oatlands

— 4 nights
Oatlands is an important historical village on the shores of Lake Dulverton in the centre of Tasmania, Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Australasian Golf Museum and Podium Art. Explore Oatlands' surroundings by going to Derwent Bridge (The Wall in the Wilderness & Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park), Tarraleah Power Station Lookout (in Tarraleah) and Bothwell (Ratho Golf Course & Bothwell War Memorial). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Old Kempton Distillery, don't miss a visit to Donaghys Lookout, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Dulverton.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oatlands online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Oatlands takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Oatlands

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 12:

Port Arthur

— 7 nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Port Arthur Historic Site and The Commandants House. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Australian Convict Sites and The Guard Tower. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman Arch, Waterfall Bay, &more). And it doesn't end there: trek along Three Capes Track, get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St David’s Anglican Church, and make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Arthur trip planner.

Drive from Oatlands to Port Arthur in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lunawanna.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 19:

Lunawanna, Bruny Island

— 6 nights
Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Bruny Lighthouse and Forestvale Design Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Lunawanna side-trips: Art at The Point Gallery (in Dennes Point) and Bruny Island (Bruny Island Quarantine Station & Cape Queen Elizabeth). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at South Bruny National Park.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lunawanna route maker website.

Drive from Port Arthur to Lunawanna in 3.5 hours. May in Lunawanna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lunawanna

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 19 — 25: