10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Launceston

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 10th (Sat): do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, do a tasting at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Moores Hill Estate, then contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Franklin House. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cast your line with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Entally House, do a tasting at Sharmans Wines, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, then learn about winemaking at Bay of Fires Winery, and finally do a tasting at Delamere Vineyards.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Launceston trip planner .

Hobart to Launceston is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In August in Launceston, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rowella, Moores Hill Estate, Delamere Vineyards, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards

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nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake St. Clair, take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain, contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, then admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shadow Lake Circuit Walk and then hike along Marion's Lookout Walk.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to St Helens.

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

Parks Nature Trails
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Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
On the 14th (Wed), kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, get great views at St Helens Point Conservation Area, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, then do a tasting at Priory Ridge, and finally play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the St Helens travel route planner.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in August, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Halls Falls
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Friendly Beaches and Freycinet National Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Douglas-Apsley National Park (in Bicheno), Ross (Tasmanian Wool Centre. & Ross Female Factory) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, snap pictures at Ross Bridge, and get a taste of the local shopping with Freycinet Marine Farm.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Freycinet, Ross, Bicheno, Ross Bridge
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Tasmanian Wool Centre. ©
Tasmanian Wool Centre.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Sun), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Runnymede House, wander the streets of North Hobart, take a stroll through South Hobart, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Sullivans Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take a peaceful walk through Myrtle Forest, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Hobart, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Runnymede House ©
Runnymede House
Sullivans Cove ©
Sullivans Cove

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