15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Seahorse World as well as Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, meet the residents at Seahorse World, and then steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary website .

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 February, things will get little chillier in Launceston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Woolmers Estate, Seahorse World
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Wine Tours & Tastings
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©

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 13th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park driving holiday planner .

Drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands), Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay online day trip planner .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Melshell Oyster Shack, Bicheno Blowhole
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
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.
Take a break from Port Arthur with a short trip to Fossil Bay Lookout in Eaglehawk Neck, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track.

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You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Tasmania, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

4
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: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip maker website .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art
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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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