26 days in Tasmania Itinerary

26 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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26 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Vijayawada
Fly:  28​h
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Hobart
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Geeveston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
Vijayawada

4
days
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: The Low Head Lighthouse (in Low Head), Woolmers Estate (in Longford) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop.

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Vijayawada, India to Launceston is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Vijayawada to Launceston, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vijayawada in August, expect Launceston to be colder, temps between 13°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Goaty Hill Wines, The Low Head Lighthouse, Woolmers Estate, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

6
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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. On the 2nd (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market.

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Drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, St. David's Park, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona, Bellerive Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

4
days
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Change things up with these side-trips from Geeveston: Hartzview Vineyard (in Gardners Bay), Woodbridge Art and Craft Gallery (in Woodbridge) and South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park). Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Hartz Mountains National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Tahune Forest AirWalk, get engrossed in the history at Cygnet Living History Museum, admire the sheer force of Arve Falls, and stop by Cygneture Chocolates.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Geeveston trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Hobart to Geeveston by car takes about an hour. September in Geeveston sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Geeveston

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cygnet, Pelverata Falls Track, Hartzview Vineyard, South Cape Bay, Woodbridge Art and Craft Gallery
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay

2
days
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Three Capes Track and then steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur journey planner.

Getting from Geeveston to Port Arthur by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

1
day
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): head off the coast to Maria Island National Park and then pause for some photo ops at Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Orford tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Orford takes 2 hours. September in Orford sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Tasmania
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno), Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Swansea (Spiky Bridge & Melshell Oysters). Next up on the itinerary: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, admire all the interesting features of Coles Bay Jetty, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Orford to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Swansea, Bicheno, Cranbrook, St Columba Waterfall
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Melshell Oysters ©
Melshell Oysters
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

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 15th (Sat), examine the collection at "Wee Georgie Wood" and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. Keep things going the next day: trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then get great views at Devils Gullet Lookout.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park visit planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

"Wee Georgie Wood", Devils Gullet Lookout
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils Gullet Lookout ©
Devils Gullet Lookout

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