14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Hobart
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Strahan
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 45​min
Melbourne

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Battery Point, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and then examine the collection at Mona. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, admire the striking features of Constitution Dock, then explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

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Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daytime highs in Hobart are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Breweries

Side Trip

Mona
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Mona ©
Mona
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail

2
days
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
On the 5th (Thu), make a trip to The Neck, learn about winemaking at Bruny Island Premium Wines, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Bruny Lighthouse, then experience rural life at Bruny Island Berry Farm, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Forestvale Design Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of South Bruny National Park.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. April in Bruny Island sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Bruny Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Bruny Island Berry Farm ©
Bruny Island Berry Farm
The Neck ©
The Neck
Bruny Island Premium Wines ©
Bruny Island Premium Wines

2
days
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.
On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and finally take in the views from Spiky Bridge.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Coles Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Gala Estate Vineyard, Spiky Bridge, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and finally stroll through City Park.

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Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

2
days
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 11th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Barn Bluff, then get great views at Devils Gullet Lookout, and then hike along Larmairremener tabelti. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

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Traveling by car from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Strahan.

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

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

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Devils Gullet Lookout
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Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff
Devils Gullet Lookout ©
Devils Gullet Lookout

2
days
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, then take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and finally make a trip to Spray Tunnel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Iron Blow Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Kelly Basin, and then get outside with Henty Dunes.

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Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Strahan

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Zeehan, Kelly Basin, Iron Blow Lookout
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Hogarth Falls ©
Hogarth Falls
Kelly Basin ©
Kelly Basin
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©

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