13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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 5th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate and then take in the exciting artwork at Tasmanian Glassblowers. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston vacation planner .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, things will get little chillier in Launceston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tasmanian Glassblowers, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania
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.
On the 7th (Mon), hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): trek along The Overland Track.

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

Getting from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Wed), view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Suncoast Gallery, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and finally kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip builder .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens in 5 hours. In January, daytime highs in St Helens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Priory Ridge ©
Priory Ridge

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Wineglass Bay Lookout and East Coast Natureworld. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Gala Estate Vineyard. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: Spiky Bridge (in Swansea) and Tasmanian Wool Centre. (in Ross). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay road trip planner .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Spiky Bridge, Tasmanian Wool Centre., Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
On the 13th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, then engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Bellerive Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

2
nights
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
On the 16th (Wed), examine the collection at Waddamana Power Station Museum, then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Tarraleah Power Station Lookout.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tarraleah holiday app .

Getting from Hobart to Tarraleah by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Derwent Bridge, Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, Franklin River Nature Trail
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Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site ©
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

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