15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): stroll around City Park, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and finally steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary builder site .

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in May, things will get little chillier in Launceston: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, browse the exhibits of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, and finally don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Stanley day trip planner .

Drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
HA Lane Memorial Lookout ©
HA Lane Memorial Lookout

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 9th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then look for all kinds of wild species at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner .

Drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay visit app .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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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 13th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then contemplate the long history of Government Cottage.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip planning app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough 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

5
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.
Visit Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. On the 18th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Cascade Brewery, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hobart route site .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hobart are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Gaol
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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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