17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + taxi:  12​h 15​min
1
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h
End: Singapore

1
night
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 25th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Three Capes Track, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then take some stellar pictures from Fossil Bay Lookout.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur holiday builder tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Port Arthur is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Singapore in August, things will get colder in Port Arthur: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Fossil Bay Lookout
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:
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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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 28th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hobart tour website .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bicheno Blowhole
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, stroll around City Park, and ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Launceston trip website .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Explore Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park's surroundings by going to Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park (in Derwent Bridge) and "Wee Georgie Wood" (in Tullah). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, admire all the interesting features of Barn Bluff, and trek along Crater Lake Circuit.

Make your Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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 taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. On the 9th (Mon), you're off tohome.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

"Wee Georgie Wood", Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 9:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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