23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Field National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 4 nights
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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 3 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Step out of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to go to Parrawe and see Hellyer Gorge, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, trek along Marion's Lookout Walk, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online itinerary 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 12th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Strahan.
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Strahan — 1 night

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Strahan travel planner.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mount Field National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

Mount Field National Park — 2 nights

On the 14th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Forest Secrets, identify plant and animal life at Tall Trees Walk, and then admire the sheer force of Russell Falls. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Lady Barron Falls, and then make a trip to Tarn Shelf.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mount Field National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Mount Field National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Hobart.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

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.
Family-friendly places like Mount Wellington and Salamanca Market will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Raptor Refuge (in Kettering) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in New Norfolk). On the 18th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hobart itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Mount Field National Park to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:

Eaglehawk Neck — 3 nights

Family-friendly places like Port Arthur Historic Site and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Eaglehawk Neck to Port Arthur to see Government Farm about 30 minutes away.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Eaglehawk Neck trip app.

You can drive from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Coles Bay.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Step out of Coles Bay with an excursion to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Bicheno--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, go for a walk through Cape Tourville Circuit Walk, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay travel route planning app.

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Launceston.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:

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.
Attractions like Cataract Gorge Reserve and City Park make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World), Derby Tunnel (in Derby) and Low Head (Low Head Penguin Tours & The Low Head Lighthouse). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:

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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