27 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
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Launceston
— 5 nights
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Strahan
— 4 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck — 3 nights

Step out of Eaglehawk Neck to go to Port Arthur and see Cape Raoul, which is approximately 44 minutes away.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Eaglehawk Neck trip itinerary maker tool.

Brisbane to Eaglehawk Neck is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. In December, Eaglehawk Neck is slightly colder than Brisbane - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can 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.
On the 21st (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hobart itinerary planner.

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 5 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 find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Bicheno (Log Cabin General Store Bicheno, Bicheno Blowhole, &more) and Craigie Knowe Vineyard (in Cranbrook). The adventure continues: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Bay Jetty, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Launceston.
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Launceston — 5 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Bass & Flinders Maritime Museum (in George Town), Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Strahan.
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Strahan — 4 nights

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Get out of town with these interesting Strahan side-trips: Frenchmans Cap (in Derwent Bridge) and Queenstown (Queenstown Railway Station, Nelson Falls, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Strahan trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 3 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, stroll through Larmairremener tabelti, surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons, and hike along Marion's Lookout Walk.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to fly 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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