11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

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 (Sat): stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planner.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 25°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Barn Bluff and then hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): trek along Larmairremener tabelti and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Tarraleah.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

1
night
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Tarraleah Falls.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tarraleah trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Tarraleah in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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Tarraleah Falls ©
Tarraleah Falls
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

2
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.
On the 6th (Thu), experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, enjoy some diversion at Melshell Oysters, explore and take pictures at Coles Bay Jetty, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and finally walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld, and finally stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tarraleah to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

1
night
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 8th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park and then appreciate the history behind Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Orford online visit planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Orford by car takes about 1.5 hours. December in Orford sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tasmania
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial ©
Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, trek along Three Capes Track, and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find out how to plan a trip to Port Arthur, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Orford to Port Arthur by car takes about 2 hours. December in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

2
nights
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.
On the 10th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Mona, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, head off the coast to Macquarie Island, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary website .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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