14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
1
Stanley
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): browse the exhibits of 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.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Stanley itinerary planning website .

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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in January; daily highs in Stanley reach 28°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

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

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Museum-lovers will appreciate West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan and Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill. Escape the urban bustle at Lake St. Clair and Henty Dunes. On the 29th (Tue), hike the day away at The Overland Track. It doesn't end there: stroll through Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Strahan, West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
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The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Liffey Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Trevallyn.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Launceston route maker site .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. January in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Longford, Liffey Falls
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Freycinet National Park and Spiky Beach Conservation Area. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Friendly Beaches. Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Swansea (Melshell Oysters & Bark Mill Museum). There's still lots to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read 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 do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Swansea, Gala Estate Vineyard, Melshell Oyster Shack, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Dog Line, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortescue Bay, and then stroll through Three Capes Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and then contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Sandy Bay. Get in touch with nature at Maria Island National Park and Kingston Beach. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Maria Island National Park, Museum of Old and New Art
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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