15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  3​h
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Wynyard
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Family-friendly places like Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Grote Reber Museum will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hobart travel planning site .

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, Hobart is slightly colder than Brisbane - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Grote Reber Museum, Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
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 21st (Wed): kick back and relax at Stewarts Bay, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. On your second day here, stroll through Three Capes Track, steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

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.
Attractions like Wineglass Bay and Coles Bay Jetty make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Dolphin Sands (Melshell Oyster Shack & Kings Fine Art Gallery) and Spiky Beach Conservation Area (in Swansea). There's still lots to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, and get your game on at Freycinet Paintball & Campground.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay route maker app .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin Sands, Cranbrook, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Waubs Bay Gallery, Coles Bay Jetty
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Crater Lake Circuit, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planning tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Wynyard.

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

Parks Nature Trails
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

1
night
Wynyard

Wynyard ©
Wynyard is a rural town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia, about 17km west of Burnie. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): cruise along Boat Harbour Beach, then walk around Gutteridge Gardens, then examine the collection at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, and finally look for gifts at Lemon Tree Providore.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Wynyard road trip site .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Wynyard takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in August, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Wynyard

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Gutteridge Gardens ©
Gutteridge Gardens
Lemon Tree Providore ©
Lemon Tree Providore

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Seahorse World and Tasmania Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll around City Park, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planner .

You can drive from Wynyard to Launceston in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Launceston are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Tasmania Zoo ©
Tasmania Zoo

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