16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: "Wee Georgie Wood" (in Tullah), Devils Gate Dam (in Barrington) and The Emporium (in Sheffield). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, admire the sheer force of Preston Falls, and trek along Larmairremener tabelti.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Melbourne to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Tarraleah.

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

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Devils Gate Dam, The Emporium, Preston Falls, "Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Preston Falls ©
Preston Falls

1
night
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Tarraleah Falls.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Tarraleah trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Tarraleah in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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Tarraleah Falls ©
Tarraleah Falls
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Bellerive Beach. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Mona, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip planning website .

You can drive from Tarraleah to Hobart in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tasmania, Bellerive Beach, 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave and then trek along Three Capes Track.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

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

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 enjoy Wineglass Bay Lookout and Coles Bay Jetty. Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to Melshell Oysters in Swansea, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate 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
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.
Bring the kids along to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Penny Royal Adventures. Step out of Launceston with an excursion to Platypus House in Beauty Point--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through City Park, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Launceston road trip planning app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trip

Platypus House
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

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