15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Derwent Bridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h
End: Perth

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 out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 12th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, and get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner.

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Perth in April: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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 14th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Three Capes Track, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur road trip planning website .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 16th (Tue), head off the coast to Maria Island National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Raspins Beach.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Orford trip builder .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Orford in 2 hours. In April in Orford, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach

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.
On the 17th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Orford to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bicheno Blowhole
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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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 19th (Fri): explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Seahorse World, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, do a tasting at Loira Vines, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally stroll through City Park.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston road trip tool .

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Loira Vines
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Derwent Bridge: Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, & more) and Nelson Falls (in Queenstown). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness, don't miss a visit to King William Saddle, and explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Derwent Bridge day trip app .

You can drive from Launceston to Derwent Bridge in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Nelson Falls
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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