11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

2
nights
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 5th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls. On your second day here, stroll around City Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania, and finally steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Launceston route builder app .

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in February, things will get a bit cooler in Launceston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at "Wee Georgie Wood", then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, then admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Crater Lake Circuit. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online trip planner .

Getting from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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 10th (Mon), walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park, and then learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard. On the next day, let little ones run wild at Melshell Oyster Shack, then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and then make a trip to Mt Amos Climb.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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 12th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Fossil Bay Lookout, then explore the activities along Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, and then trek along Three Capes Track.

To find reviews and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Fossil Bay Lookout, Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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