36 days in Tasmania Itinerary

36 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Strahan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Arthur River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gunns Plains
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 7 nights
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 4 nights
Ferry to Kettering Ferry Terminal, Ferry Rd, Fly to Launceston
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Launceston
— 7 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 3 nights

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Take a break from the city and head to Dove Lake Circuit and The Overland Track. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake St. Clair and Marion's Lookout Walk. There's more to do: head outdoors with Cradle Mountain Canyons and identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park visit planning app.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Strahan.
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Strahan — 3 nights

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Escape the urban bustle at Hogarth Falls and Franklin River Nature Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Nelson Falls and Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill. Explore Strahan's surroundings by going to Queenstown (Horsetail Falls & Eric Thomas Galley Museum). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stop by Wilderness Woodworks Strahan.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Strahan online vacation maker.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Arthur River.
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Arthur River — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Edge of the World and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Sumac Lookout, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Point Beach, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally take a memorable drive along The Tarkine Drive.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Arthur River journey planning site.

You can drive from Strahan to Arthur River in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gunns Plains.
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Gunns Plains — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): 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.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gunns Plains online route planner.

Getting from Arthur River to Gunns Plains by car takes about 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive 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.
Visit Friendly Beaches and Honeymoon Bay for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as East Coast Natureworld and Freycinet National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Bicheno (Whalers Lookout & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, stop by Melshell Oyster Shack, and stroll through Cooks Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gunns Plains to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.
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Eaglehawk Neck — 3 nights

Step out of the city life by going to Maria Island National Park and Three Capes Track. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wild Ocean Tasmania and Devil's Kitchen.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Eaglehawk Neck journey builder site.

Drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Eaglehawk Neck, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 7 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.
Head to Farm Gate Market and The Wicked Cheese Co.for plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tahune Forest AirWalk and Seven Mile Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Raptor Refuge (in Kettering). Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Hartz Mountains National Park. Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take a memorable excursion with Day Trips, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of Tasmania.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart takes 1.5 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bruny Island.
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Bruny Island — 4 nights

Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Neck and Fluted Cape Trail. Step out of the city life by going to South Bruny National Park and Cape Queen Elizabeth. Spend the 7th (Sat) wandering through the wild on Inala Nature Tours. There's still lots to do: stop by Bruny Island Honey, trek along Labillardiere Peninsula Walk, and see the interesting displays at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bruny Island trip builder app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Launceston.
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Launceston — 7 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.
Head to Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centrefor plenty of shopping. Attractions like Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Cataract Gorge Reserve make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh), Mole Creek (Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Mole Creek Caves, &more) and Barnbougle Dunes (in Bridport). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Bruny Island to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Tasmania travel guide

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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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