11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 3rd (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Melbourne to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

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

Nature Parks
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Pilgrim Uniting Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston online attractions planner .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Woolmers Estate, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

2
nights
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.
To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the St Helens visit planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in July, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trips

St Marys, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stroll through Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kings Fine Art Gallery, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
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.
On the 9th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and finally examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, then trek along Three Capes Track, and then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip maker app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Taranna, Tessellated Pavement
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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 11th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart 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. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Seven Mile Beach
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Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

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