9 days in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Launceston & Hobart Itinerary

9 days in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Launceston & Hobart Itinerary

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9 days in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Launceston & Hobart Itinerary

Hobart
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Hobart
— 4 nights
Hobart

2
days
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get great views at Devils Gullet Lookout and then admire all the interesting features of Barn Bluff. On the next day, hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Larmairremener tabelti.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park journey planner .

Hobart to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

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

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, then stop by Goaty Hill Wines, and finally take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Josef Chromy Cellar Door, then contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, then sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, and finally stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

#Wineries, #Museums, #Breweries

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Holm Oak Vineyards, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines
Entally Estate ©
Entally Estate

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Mona and Cascade Brewery. For shopping fun, head to Salamanca Market or Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, contemplate the long history of Battery Point, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planning site .

Getting from Launceston to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Mona, Red Dragon Seafood, Port Arthur Historic Site, Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mona ©
Mona
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market

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