16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  28​h
1
Launceston
— 1 night
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:  2​h 15​min
4
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: London

1
night
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 1st (Wed): examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, then get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and finally stroll around City Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip planner .

London, UK to Launceston is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Launceston, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in January, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Launceston: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Beauty Point
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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 3rd (Fri): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Barn Bluff and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Nature
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Wineglass Bay Lookout and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Bicheno and see East Coast Natureworld, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip builder .

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 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. On your second day here, head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement, and then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck day trip app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Family-friendly places like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery will thrill your kids. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to The Sensory Tasmania in Richmond, about 30 minutes away. On the 11th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and head off the coast to Macquarie Island.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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