9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
Hobart
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Mole Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Stanley
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h
End: Sydney

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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 28th (Fri): look for gifts at Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery and then kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hobart sightseeing app .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get little chillier in Hobart: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Seven Mile Beach
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Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery ©
Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery

3
nights
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.
Head to Melshell Oysters and Waubs Bay Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Freycinet National Park and East Coast Natureworld will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire all the interesting features of Coles Bay Jetty, get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Melshell Oysters, Coles Bay Jetty
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Launceston are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Gourlay's Sweet Shop ©
Gourlay's Sweet Shop

1
night
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): Head underground at Marakoopa Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, then look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally explore and take pictures at Alum Cliffs.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mole Creek day trip planning site .

Getting from Launceston to Mole Creek by car takes about an hour. January in Mole Creek sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Mole Creek

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Alum Cliffs
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 3rd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Overland Track and then stroll through Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. On your second day here, trek along Larmairremener tabelti and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Mole Creek to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

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

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 5th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, then stop by Providore 24, and then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Stanley trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. January in Stanley sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

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