10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Berriedale
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Launceston

Launceston ©
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.
On the 19th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at 1842 Gallery, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston day trip tool .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Launceston at 28°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
City Park ©
City Park

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 21st (Mon), trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip app .

Drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Tarraleah.

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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
On the 22nd (Tue), get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tarraleah Falls.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tarraleah trip planner .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Tarraleah by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Tarraleah

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Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

3
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Freycinet National Park will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, and relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Tarraleah to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

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Freycinet, Melshell Oysters, East Coast Natureworld
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Melshell Oysters ©
Melshell Oysters
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

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Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): head off the coast to Maria Island National Park and then make a trip to Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Orford holiday maker website .

Getting from Coles Bay to Orford by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Berriedale.

Things to do in Orford

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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

2
nights
Berriedale

Berriedale ©
Berriedale is a suburb in the northern suburbs of Hobart, capital of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, head off the coast to Macquarie Island, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and then see the interesting displays at Mona.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Berriedale online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Orford to Berriedale takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Berriedale can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berriedale

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Hobart, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Macquarie Island
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

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