Updated: May 20
When planning this trip to Tasmania, people would constantly reiterate about how beautiful the state was. Because of this I arrived with high expectations - yet somehow they were still exceeded.
It's surrounded by stunning mountains and national parks, completely unique coastlines, cute towns and great food. If you're wanting to cover a good amount of Tasmania and the beauty it has to offer this *twelve day* itinerary will help you plan the perfect trip / road trip!
I also vlogged this whole holiday, so if you'd like to see it in video form you can watch here:
We began our trip by flying into Hobart and picking up a rental car - a car is a must when traveling TAS!! I also recommend planning your trip around spending the weekend in Hobart. Trust me their weekend markets are something you don't want to miss.
*We arrived in Tasmania on a Friday morning for context of this itinerary*
DAY ONE. Port Arthur
Port Arthur was the first stop of the holiday. A small town - about a 1.5hr drive from Hobart - known for its scenic views, beautiful hikes and historic site. We stayed in a little shack (airbnb) on a pear farm which was cozy, quirky and budget friendly. We hardly spent any time there so we only needed something basic - which this was.
We spent most of our time in Port Arthur just following the roads and stopping every few kms in awe of the views. Here is a rough list however of some sights and experiences we did this day:
Shipstern Bluff walk
Coffee at Cubed Espresso - one of my favourite coffee experiences to date - Cubed is a little coffee van parked up on the side of the road. It overlooks the most incredible view and has pillows and blankets for you to snuggle up with while you drink your coffee and admire the view. Need I say more?
Lunch at Bangor vinyard
Sunset at Boomer Bay
DAY TWO. Hobart
We spent the morning in Port Arthur and stopped by the Tasman Arch - another postcard view definitely worth visiting.
An hour and a half later, we arrived in Hobart and checked into Hobart City Appartments - where we stayed for the next two nights. We dropped our bags off at the lobby and got straight into the hustle and bustle of the city. Here is how we spent our first day in Hobart:
Room for a pony - our first stop was breakfast. a cafe and bar with a really nice outdoor seating area (perfect on a sunny day).
Pigeon Whole Bakers - ANOTHER coffee and croissant. We stumbled across this cute spot on our way to the Salamanca market. I'm honestly embarrassed about how often this would happen, but when on holidays right?
Salamanca Market - You MUST try the woodfired halloumi sandwich from the stall Flamecake!!
Re-Loved Thrift Market - thanks to a lovely girl who messaged me on IG we found this sick flea market. I wish we had gotten there earlier as I could tell there would've been so much great stuff - nether-the-less it was still fun to have a look around.
*NB this market is only on every third Saturday from 10am-2pm.
The Stock Market - highly recommend, an incredible dining experience *booking is essential
DAY THREE. Hobart
Mount Wellington - we went up nice and early to watch the sunrise over the city. You'll need to drive to get to the top but the view is so so worth it - if you're lucky you might even see snow.
Hobart farmers market - one of the best food markets I have ever been to! I could've bought one of everything!
Hobart botanical gardens
Templo (Italian) - This night we had dinner reservations at this highly recommended restaurant however, I was feeling unwell and didn't end up going. If you are headed to Hobart do try it, it is meant to be incredible *booking is essential.