11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

— 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally settle in for a delightful tour with Heritage Horse Drawn Carriages. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, contemplate the long history of May Queen, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary builder site.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in February, expect Hobart to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 6:

Port Arthur

— 4 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.
Step out of Port Arthur with an excursion to Wild Ocean Tasmania in Eaglehawk Neck--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site, pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and stroll through Three Capes Track.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll set off for Coles Bay on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:

Coles Bay

— 3 nights
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): get outside with All4, 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 drive; or 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 · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 13:

Strahan

— 1 night
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, get outside with Outdoor Activities, 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 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 14:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 1 night
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 take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Launceston.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 15:

Launceston

The Heart of Tasmania

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, then whizz 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 take a bus; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 16:

Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.