11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hobart
— 1 night
2
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
4
Strahan
— 1 night
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
6
Launceston
— Few hours

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, thenadmire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, thenidentify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally settle in for a delightful tour with Heritage Horse Drawn Carriages. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, steep yourself in history at May Queen, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, thencontemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart itinerary planner.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Brisbane in February, with highs in Hobart at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

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.
Step out of Port Arthur with an excursion to Wild Ocean Tasmania in Eaglehawk Neck--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site, appreciate the history behind Dog Line, contemplate the long history of Paupers Depot, and stroll through Three Capes Track.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur journey maker tool.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Port Arthur sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will leave for Coles Bay on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Wild Ocean Tasmania ©
Wild Ocean Tasmania

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take a memorable tour with All4Adventure, take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature
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All4Adventure ©
All4Adventure
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then see Strahan ATV Adventures.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Strahan road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Strahan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

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night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

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

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

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): walk around City Park, thenwhizz through the canopy at Hollybank Wilderness Adventures, and then admire the striking features of City of Launceston Town Hall.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In February, daytime highs in Launceston are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Hollybank Wilderness Adventures ©
Hollybank Wilderness Adventures
City Park ©
City Park
City of Launceston Town Hall ©
City of Launceston Town Hall

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