12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 20th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Hobart online trip itinerary maker .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Hobart to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

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

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and then appreciate the history behind Dog Line. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Eaglehawk Neck trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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 23rd (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay day trip app .

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) 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

Coles Bay Jetty
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 25th (Thu): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Stanley.

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

Nature Parks
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 27th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then stop by The Angel's Share, and finally make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Stanley journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

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.
On the 28th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and then walk around City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): meet the residents at Seahorse World, then identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston visit planner.

You can drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In April in Launceston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

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