12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Singapore

1
day
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 29th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Launceston trip itinerary site .

Singapore, Singapore to Launceston is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) is 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Launceston reach 22°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) 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
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
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 30th (Fri): hike along The Overland Track. On the next day, see the interesting displays at "Wee Georgie Wood", explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip website .

Drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Tarraleah.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

1
night
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Tarraleah Falls.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tarraleah trip planner.

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Tarraleah in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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Tarraleah Falls ©
Tarraleah Falls
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

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 3rd (Mon): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, identify plant and animal life at Friendly Beaches, then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Tarraleah to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Gala Estate Vineyard, Coles Bay Jetty
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Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park and then pause for some photo ops at Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Orford day trip app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Orford takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Orford can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tasmania
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

1
night
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 6th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Orford to Port Arthur takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Mona, and finally contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): head off the coast to Macquarie Island, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hobart road trip planning app .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Museum of Old and New Art
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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