16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

— 1 night
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll through Larmairremener tabelti and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park route maker tool.

Brisbane to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Stanley.

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

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 16:

Stanley

— 1 night
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 17th (Wed), stop by Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Stanley route planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley in 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 17:

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Drive from Stanley to Strahan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 18:

Derwent Bridge

— 1 night
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Derwent Bridge trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Derwent Bridge in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 19:

Hobart

— 4 nights

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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart vacation planner.

You can drive from Derwent Bridge to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:

Port Arthur

— 2 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.
On the 24th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then make a trip to Remarkable Cave, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Tessellated Pavement, see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:

Coles Bay

— 2 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.
On the 26th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay driving holiday planner.

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:

Launceston

— 3 nights

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.
Launceston is known for wildlife, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania, stroll around City Park, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. February in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:

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.