11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

1
night
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 12th (Tue): admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol and then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Mona, then view the masterpieces at Nolan Art Gallery & School, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hobart road trip site .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, Hobart is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Taranna.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond Gaol, Museum of Old and New Art
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Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Taranna

Taranna ©
Taranna is a hamlet on the Tasman Peninsula in southeastern Tasmania. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Taranna trip planner.

Getting from Hobart to Taranna by car takes about 1.5 hours. March in Taranna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Taranna

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, Port Arthur Historic Site
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site ©
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site

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 15th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coles Bay attractions site .

Traveling by car from Taranna to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bicheno
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

2
nights
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 17th (Sun): examine the collection at "Wee Georgie Wood", look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and then take some stellar pictures from Devils Gullet Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff and then hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park attractions planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Queenstown.

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

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Devils Gullet Lookout, "Wee Georgie Wood"
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Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
©
"Wee Georgie Wood"
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

1
night
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelly Basin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Queenstown in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Wildlife Trails
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
Kelly Basin ©
Kelly Basin

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, look for gifts at Providore 24, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then look for gifts at The Angel's Share, and finally view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Stanley day trip app .

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Stanley takes 3 hours. March in Stanley sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally don't miss a visit to The Town Clock. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then examine the collection at City Park Radio Museum, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston road trip planning tool .

Getting from Stanley to Launceston by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Platypus House
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

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