21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Perth

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Family-friendly places like Devils @ Cradle and Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Derwent Bridge to see Frenchmans Cap about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, and admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip planner .

Perth to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Stanley.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Derwent Bridge, Franklin River Nature Trail
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 5th (Thu), get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, then stop by Providore 24, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach, and then make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stanley sightseeing planner .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Beaches Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Wynyard
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

4
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.
Attractions like Cataract Gorge Reserve and Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: World Of Marbles (in Sheffield), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). There's much more to do: stroll around City Park, identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and get a sense of history and politics at City of Launceston Town Hall.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Launceston online road trip planner .

Getting from Stanley to Launceston by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. December in Launceston sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Sheffield, Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World

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.
Family-friendly places like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Freycinet National Park will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Bicheno to see East Coast Natureworld about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

3
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Stewarts Bay.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur day trip website .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tessellated Pavement, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Stewarts Bay ©
Stewarts Bay
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

5
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.
Attractions like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Zoodoo Zoo in Richmond (about 34 minutes away). On the 18th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hobart online tour builder .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Zoodoo Zoo ©
Zoodoo Zoo

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