11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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


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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.
Mount Wellington has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary app .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfall Bay, then explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Three Capes Track, get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, and then contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

2
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.
On the 19th (Fri), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, then look for gifts at Freycinet Marine Farm, and finally learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 21st (Sun), you're off toColes Bay.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Gala Estate Vineyard, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Bicheno Blowhole
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

1
night
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout and then don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay attractions planner .

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Trails
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
Bay of Fires Winery has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): do a tasting at Bay of Fires Winery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and finally stroll around City Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston online visit planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in July, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Winery
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

1
night
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 24th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mount Field National Park.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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