11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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night
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.
To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Launceston road trip site.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 1°C. You'll set off for Coles Bay on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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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 8th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Honeymoon Bay
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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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.
On the 9th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, and then identify plant and animal life at Lime Bay State Reserve. On the next day, explore the activities along Stewarts Bay, contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, then contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay, and finally contemplate the long history of The Commandants House.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck
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Lime Bay State Reserve ©
Lime Bay State Reserve
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

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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.
You've now added Cradle Mountain to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain, kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, do a tasting at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, then sample the fine beverages at Shene Distillery, and finally learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Refuge, and then stroll through Kingston Beach.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hobart online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Kettering, Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, Kingston Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Shene Distillery
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Every Man and His Dog Vineyard ©
Every Man and His Dog Vineyard
Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 13th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

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

Nature · Parks
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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Launceston

Launceston ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the striking features of Franklin House, then learn about winemaking at Sharmans Wines, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Entally House, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Launceston vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls

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