10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Brisbane

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Baptist Chuch. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and then steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hobart attractions planner.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in May: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, St John the Baptist Chuch, Port Arthur Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gala Estate Vineyard, East Coast Natureworld
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

To find more things to do and tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Stanley.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Stanley Discovery Museum, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then stop by The Angel's Share, and finally explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Stanley journey app .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. May in Stanley sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Museums Wildlife Parks
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Angel's Share ©
The Angel's Share

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Launceston are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Woolmers Estate, Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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