17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Launceston
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Devonport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Derwent Bridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
New Norfolk
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: George Town, Penang Island

3
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 Prince's Square, Platypus House, Tamar Island Wetlands, and other attractions you added. Step out of the city life by going to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Lilydale Falls. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Bridestowe Lavender Estate.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip maker tool .

George Town, Malaysia to Launceston is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, train, and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from George Town to Launceston due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from George Town in January: highs in Launceston hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Low Head Penguin Tours, Platypus House, Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Low Head Penguin Tours ©
Low Head Penguin Tours
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

2
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coles Beach, Narawntapu National Park and Mersey Bluff Lighthouse. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate and Table Cape Lighthouse Experience. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Devonport attractions planner .

Take a bus from Launceston to Devonport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Narawntapu National Park, Table Cape Lighthouse Experience
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience
Narawntapu National Park ©
Narawntapu National Park

3
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 30th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, then walk around The Tasmanian Arboretum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Southern Wild Distillery. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

Plan a trip to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Drive from Devonport to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Derwent Bridge.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Devonport
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:
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Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the activities along Franklin River Nature Trail, then get great views at King William Saddle, and then take some stellar pictures from Tarraleah Power Station Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap, take in the awesome beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, then explore the activities along Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens, and finally take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock Lookout.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Derwent Bridge itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Derwent Bridge takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to New Norfolk.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

New Norfolk, Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, Franklin River Nature Trail
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:
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Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

1
night
New Norfolk

New Norfolk ©
New Norfolk is a town on the Derwent River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. On the 3rd (Mon), admire the sheer force of Russell Falls and then hike along Tahune Forest AirWalk.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Norfolk attractions site .

Drive from Derwent Bridge to New Norfolk in 2 hours. In February in New Norfolk, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in New Norfolk

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tahune Forest AirWalk, Russell Falls
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

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.
You've added Cat and Fiddle Arcade, Cascade Brewery, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and other attractions to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Raspins Beach in Orford--about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Opossum Bay Beach and stroll through Kingston Beach.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart planner .

Drive from New Norfolk to Hobart in an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Opossum Bay Beach, Raspins Beach, Kingston Beach, Hobart Twilight Market
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery

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