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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Strahan
— 2 nights
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Gunns Plains
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 1 night

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary site.

Singapore, Singapore to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Strahan.
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Strahan — 2 nights

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stop by Zeehan Rock Shop, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jukes, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelly Basin. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Strahan trip planner.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gunns Plains.
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Gunns Plains — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, then Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, and then do a tasting at Leven Valley Vineyard.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gunns Plains tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Strahan to Gunns Plains in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Launceston.
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Launceston — 2 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.
On the 27th (Thu), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, then identify plant and animal life at Low Head Penguin Tours, and finally stroll around City Park.

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Getting from Gunns Plains to Launceston by car takes about 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.
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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 29th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): stop by Log Cabin General Store Bicheno, don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner.

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.
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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 31st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Three Capes Track, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur travel tool.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In October in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Raptor Refuge (in Kettering), Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider (in Huonville) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 2nd (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hobart Synagogue, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hobart travel route planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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.
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