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
— 1 night
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
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

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 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston itinerary maker website .

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. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in September; daily highs in Launceston reach 17°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car 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 25th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online visit 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park, and then learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb, let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oyster Shack, and then do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay visit planning website .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

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 29th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then make a trip to Australian Convict Sites, and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then stroll through Three Capes Track, and then take some stellar pictures from Fossil Bay Lookout.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip maker .

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Trails Museums

Side Trip

Fossil Bay Lookout
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

3
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.
Hobart is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Hobart, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, 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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