16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 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 45​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 5 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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, stroll through City Park, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston sightseeing planning app .

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 April, things will get a bit cooler in Launceston: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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 16th (Tue): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Barn Bluff and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder website .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

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

Nature Parks
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

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.
When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see Melshell Oysters in Swansea, approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay travel route planner .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Melshell Oyster Shack, Bicheno Blowhole, Craigie Knowe Vineyard
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
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.
Port Arthur is known for historic sites, trails, nature, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track, and take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: The Sensory Tasmania (in Richmond) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 25th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hobart tour planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art, Macquarie Island
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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