13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
1
Stanley
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Queenstown
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

1
day
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Stanley trip planner .

Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Stanley to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
HA Lane Memorial Lookout ©
HA Lane Memorial Lookout

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 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum and then trek along Kelly Basin.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown trip maker .

Drive from Stanley to Queenstown in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Trails Wildlife
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Eric Thomas Galley Museum ©
Eric Thomas Galley Museum

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 28th (Sat): examine the collection at "Wee Georgie Wood", contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, then admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and finally trek along Crater Lake Circuit. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

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

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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 30th (Mon), take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and finally explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and then stroll around City Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston online travel route planner .

You can 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 December, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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 1st (Wed): explore the galleries of Waubs Bay Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. On your second day here, let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oyster Shack, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and then don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then hike along Three Capes Track.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hobart journey app .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge
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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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