21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 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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Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 1 night

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 19th (Mon), trek along Lake Lilla Track and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park travel route planner.

Canberra to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the 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.
On the 21st (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Kelly Basin, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jukes, and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Strahan visit site.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Launceston.
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Launceston — 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cataract Gorge Reserve and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Bay of Fires Conservation Area (in Mount William National Park), Gunns Plains (Wings Wildlife Park & Gunns Plains Caves) and Mosaic Pathway (in Sheffield). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Low Head Penguin Tours, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, shop like a local with Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and identify plant and animal life at Platypus House.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Launceston online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Launceston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 4 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Bicheno Blowhole. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiky Bridge (in Swansea) and Bicheno (East Coast Natureworld & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur — 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Port Arthur Historic Site and Three Capes Track. Step out of Port Arthur to go to Eaglehawk Neck and see Waterfall Bay, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Ocean Tasmania, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, and make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur visit planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 6 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 Food Tours and Salamanca Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Freshfield Grove (in Campania) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch 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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