17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Fly
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Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Strahan
— 2 nights
Bus
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Binalong Bay
— 1 night
Drive
6
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider, Coal River Farm, Port Arthur Ghost Tours, and other attractions. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart online road trip planner.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In September, Hobart is slightly colder than Brisbane - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes West Coast Wilderness Railway. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the fascinating landscape at Henty Dunes, kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Strahan online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Strahan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 2 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Launceston.
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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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head), Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House) and Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese (in Elizabeth Town). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston road trip planning tool.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Binalong Bay.
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Binalong Bay — 1 night

Binalong Bay is a small coastal town in north-east Tasmania, situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires. On the 14th (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at Bay of Fires, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Aloha Dreaming Massage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Eddystone Point Lighthouse and then take a peaceful walk through Blue Tier.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Binalong Bay trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Binalong Bay takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Binalong Bay are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 3 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.
Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to Bicheno Blowhole in Bicheno, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Binalong Bay to Coles Bay in 2 hours. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Sun).
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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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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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