16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Launceston
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Stanley
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Launceston

1
day
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, stop by Providore 24, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, and finally make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Stanley trip planner .

Launceston to Stanley is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. In April in Stanley, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:
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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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. April in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay journey tool .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Bicheno Blowhole, Melshell Oysters
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Arthur trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 5th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay May 3 — 7:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Food Tours

1
night
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 8th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Derwent Bridge trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Derwent Bridge takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:
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Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 9th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Barn Bluff and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then stroll through Crater Lake Circuit.

Plan my trip to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Derwent Bridge to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

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