17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Wellington

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston day trip site .

Wellington, New Zealand to Launceston is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Wellington to Launceston, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wellington in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Launceston, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, Tasmanian Glassblowers
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then stop by The Angel's Share, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse, then enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, and then take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Stanley trip planning site .

Drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Wynyard, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Wineglass Bay Lookout and East Coast Natureworld. Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, and experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip planning tool .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 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 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
On the 1st (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park, then make a trip to Tessellated Pavement, and then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Eaglehawk Neck online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Salamanca Market or The Wicked Cheese Co.. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Constitution Dock. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 5th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berriedale, Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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