12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  30​h
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Beauty Point
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: London

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stop by The Emporium. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, then get outside with Henty Dunes, and then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park planner .

London, UK to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Beauty Point.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Strahan, Preston Falls, The Emporium, West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
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Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
The Emporium ©
The Emporium
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park

2
nights
Beauty Point

Beauty Point ©
Beauty Point is a town by the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, learn about winemaking at Moores Hill Estate, look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tamar Valley Art Shack.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Beauty Point trip planner .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Beauty Point in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in July, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Beauty Point

#Wineries, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Holm Oak Vineyards, Tamar Valley Art Shack, Moores Hill Estate
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Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, get a taste of the local shopping with Freycinet Marine Farm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Beauty Point to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Outdoors, #Wineries, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gala Estate Vineyard, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 27th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
Mona and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Salamanca Market or Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, stroll through Seven Mile Beach, kick back and relax at Long Beach, and browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Hobart itinerary planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Mona, Richmond Bridge, Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Mona ©
Mona
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

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