15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip itinerary maker tool .

Mackay to Launceston is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Mackay in September, things will get much colder in Launceston: highs are around 17°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
City Park ©
City Park

2
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, and then explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot and then identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ulverstone travel route planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Ulverstone in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gunns Plains, Lillico Beach Conservation Area, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
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Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park

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 27th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then explore the striking landscape of Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at "Wee Georgie Wood", then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and finally admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Ulverstone to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

"Wee Georgie Wood", Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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.
Step out of Coles Bay with an excursion to Melshell Oysters in Swansea--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay Lookout, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, and view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip tool .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin Sands, Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard, Coles Bay Jetty
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 3rd (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hobart online journey planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:
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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

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 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then hike along Three Capes Track, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur travel route planning site .

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Trails Museums

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Tessellated Pavement
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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