16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Launceston
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. On the 17th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart road trip tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hobart is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, expect Hobart to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art
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Food Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of The Commandants House, and finally steep yourself in history at The Guard Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then make a trip to Australian Convict Sites, and then hike along Three Capes Track.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip planner .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Melshell Oysters, take in the exciting artwork at Kings Fine Art Gallery, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay online visit planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kings Fine Art Gallery, Melshell Oysters
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 25th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at "Wee Georgie Wood", look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and then make a trip to Barn Bluff.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then stop by Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, cruise along Boat Harbour Beach, and then make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Stanley online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In October in Stanley, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Wynyard
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania, and finally stroll around City Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Seahorse World
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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