15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Mackay
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Orford
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Geeveston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Mackay

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Orford

Orford
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Orford trip planning tool .

Mackay to Orford is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mackay in March: highs in Orford hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Coles Bay on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Orford

Outdoors Transportation Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, look for gifts at Melshell Oysters, then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

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Getting from Orford to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Josef Chromy Cellar Door, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then shop like a local with Design Centre Tasmania. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and finally stroll through City Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary builder website .

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 March, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Beauty Point
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 9th (Sat), trek 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 10th (Sun): examine the collection at "Wee Georgie Wood", then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then trek along Larmairremener tabelti.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip site .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tarraleah.

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

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

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Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
On the 11th (Mon), get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Tarraleah Falls.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tarraleah day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Tarraleah takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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Tarraleah Falls ©
Tarraleah Falls
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

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Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): look for gifts at Makers on Church St, then look for gifts at The Wall Of Lollies, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tahune Forest AirWalk, and finally stop by Cygneture Chocolates.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Geeveston trip planning site .

You can drive from Tarraleah to Geeveston in 3 hours. In March in Geeveston, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Geeveston

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cygneture Chocolates
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Makers on Church St ©
Makers on Church St
The Wall Of Lollies ©
The Wall Of Lollies

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Tasman Arch and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur route maker site .

Traveling by car from Geeveston to Port Arthur takes 2.5 hours. March in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Tasman Arch
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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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 18th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and examine the collection at Mona.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart online road trip planner .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Macquarie Island, 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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