17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Mole Creek
— 1 night
Drive
3
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Gunns Plains
— 1 night
Drive
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 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 18th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Great Western Mountains and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, trek along Marion's Lookout Walk, and then hike along Lake Lilla Track.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park sightseeing planner.

Brisbane to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 4-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 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mole Creek.
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Mole Creek — 1 night

Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, then Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, then look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally make a trip to The Big Tasmanian Devil.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mole Creek trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Mole Creek takes 2.5 hours. In December in Mole Creek, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive 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.
On the 21st (Wed), admire nature's extreme beauty at Henty Dunes, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and finally admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls. On your second day here, examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Strahan day trip planning app.

Getting from Mole Creek to Strahan by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gunns Plains.
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Gunns Plains — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, then identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, and then sample the fine beverages at Wilmot Hills Orchard & Distillery.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gunns Plains trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Gunns Plains in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Friendly Beaches and Freycinet National Park. Family-friendly places like Wineglass Bay and Cape Tourville Lighthouse will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Spiky Bridge (in Swansea). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay and trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay road trip planning app.

Drive from Gunns Plains to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car 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.
Kids will enjoy Kayaking & Canoeing and Helicopter Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to The Neck and St. David's Park. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration (in Adventure Bay), Raptor Refuge (in Kettering) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 31st (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, snap pictures at Tasman Bridge, and look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co..

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.
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Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:

Eaglehawk Neck — 3 nights

Family-friendly places like Wild Ocean Tasmania and Maria Island National Park will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Three Capes Track and Remarkable Cave.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Eaglehawk Neck are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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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