14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
King Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  5​h 45​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Brisbane

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 25th (Sun): examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Pilgrim Uniting Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then explore the galleries of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and finally learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston road trip planning site .

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in August, things will get slightly colder in Launceston: highs are around 13°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Platypus House, Holm Oak Vineyards, Woolmers Estate
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Stanley visit site .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August in Stanley, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to King Island.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve

2
nights
King Island

King Island ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Currie Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Wickham Links, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Wickham Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at King Island Trail Rides, take in the exciting artwork at King Island Cultural Centre, then identify plant and animal life at King Island Rambles, and finally view the masterpieces at King Island Kelp Craft.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the King Island visit app .

Explore your travel options from Stanley to King Island with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in King Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Cape Wickham Lighthouse ©
Cape Wickham Lighthouse
Currie Lighthouse ©
Currie Lighthouse
King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 31st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Overland Track. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and then take a leisurely stroll along Horsetail Falls.

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

Explore your travel options from King Island to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Horsetail Falls
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The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Horsetail Falls ©
Horsetail Falls

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Friendly Beaches and Coles Bay Jetty. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and East Coast Natureworld. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Craigie Knowe Vineyard
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): indulge your taste buds at Cascade Brewery, take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Nolan Art Gallery & School. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Salamanca Arts Centre, then admire the striking features of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, and then admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Hobart, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Richmond
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Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

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