17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Gympie
Drive:  31​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
King Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  33​h 30​min
End: Gympie

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.
Get some historical perspective at Entally Estate and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ben Lomond Snow Sports and Lilydale Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Bridport Walking Track (in Bridport) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, and don't miss a visit to The Town Clock.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip tool .

Gympie to Launceston is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In July, daytime highs in Launceston are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ben Lomond Ski Resort, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Holm Oak Vineyards, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Bridport Walking Track
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 30th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then look for gifts at Providore 24, and finally make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Stanley travel route planner.

Getting from Launceston to Stanley by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in July, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to King Island.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

1
night
King Island

King Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Cape Wickham Links and then look for all kinds of wild species at King Island Rambles.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our King Island travel route planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Stanley to King Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in King Island

Parks Golf Outdoors
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King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake St. Clair and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Westmorland Falls and Henty Dunes. Explore Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park's surroundings by going to Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill (in Strahan), Frenchmans Cap (in Derwent Bridge) and Sheffield (The Emporium & Tasmania’s Town of Murals).

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from King Island to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sheffield, Strahan, Westmorland Falls, Frenchmans Cap
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Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

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.
Relax by the water at Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Melshell Oysters (in Swansea) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and explore the activities along Sleepy Bay.

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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, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Cranbrook, Swansea, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty

2
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.
On the 7th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, indulge your taste buds at The Wicked Cheese Co., then take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Claremont House. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally contemplate the long history of Shene Tasmania.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Hobart travel route planning tool .

Drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach, Claremont House, Shene Tasmania
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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