15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Launceston with a short trip to Platypus House in Beauty Point, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: walk around City Park, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary planner.

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 January, things will get little chillier in Launceston: highs are around 28°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 15th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to St Helens.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then explore the galleries of Suncoast Gallery, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read St Helens day trip tool .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Wineglass Bay Lookout and East Coast Natureworld. Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to Melshell Oysters in Swansea, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the galleries of Kings Fine Art Gallery, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay online day trip planner .

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 21st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then hike along Three Capes Track, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Government Cottage, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Old and New Art and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. On the 25th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hobart road trip planner .

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

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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