16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania route planner
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Fly
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Kettering Ferry Terminal, Ferry Rd, Fly to Sydney

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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 10th (Fri): hike along Larmairremener tabelti and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Cradle Mountain Canyons, stroll through Marion's Lookout Walk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Lilla Track.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Sydney to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Strahan.
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Strahan — 1 night

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 12th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, and then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

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Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, get a dose of the wild on Low Head Penguin Tours, then visit a coastal fixture at The Low Head Lighthouse, and finally snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see the interesting displays at Launceston Tramway Museum, and finally enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Launceston trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, then take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Melshell Oyster Shack, then kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay road trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur — 1 night

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 17th (Fri), trek along Three Capes Track, then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, and then take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur online tour planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.
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Eaglehawk Neck — 2 nights

On the 18th (Sat), explore the activities along Fortescue Bay, stroll around Tasman National Park, and then head outdoors with Tasman Arch. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and finally contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Eaglehawk Neck vacation maker app.

Eaglehawk Neck is just a short distance from Port Arthur. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hobart.
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Seven Mile Beach. Richmond Gaol and Narryna Heritage Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral, take a stroll through Sullivans Cove, take in the exciting artwork at Henry Jones Design Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery.

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Getting from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bruny Island.
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Bruny Island — 2 nights

Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, trek along Fluted Cape Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Neck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of South Bruny National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bruny Island travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Bruny Island are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Mountains · Art Museums
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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Freycinet travel guide

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Trails · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gift & Specialty Shops
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.

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