16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): do a tasting at Darlington Vineyard, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Baptist Chuch, and then get great views at Three Thumbs Lookout. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Maria Island National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Orford online travel route planner .

Melbourne to Orford is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: highs in Orford hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Maria Island National Park, St John the Baptist Chuch
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Darlington Vineyard ©
Darlington Vineyard
St John the Baptist Chuch ©
St John the Baptist Chuch

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.
Get outdoors at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Honeymoon Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Swansea (Melshell Oysters & Spiky Bridge). Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planner .

Drive from Orford to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Swansea, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 13th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Waterfall Bay, then steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site, and then stroll through Three Capes Track.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur online journey planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Waterfall Bay, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
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.
Visit Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Bellerive Beach. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Mona, enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, indulge your taste buds at The Wicked Cheese Co., and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hobart tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hobart are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Wicked Cheese Co., Macquarie Island, Cooks Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach
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Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Platypus House. Get some historical perspective at Woolmers Estate and Entally Estate. Step out of Launceston with an excursion to Holm Oak Vineyards in Rowella--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, make a trip to The Town Clock, tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, and explore and take pictures at Aurora Stadium.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Launceston trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Launceston are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Holm Oak Vineyards, Platypus House, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
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 22nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at "Wee Georgie Wood", contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then hike along Larmairremener tabelti.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park visit planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

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