19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. Get a sense of the local culture at Woolmers Estate and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House) and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Pilgrim Uniting Church, and learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston online road trip planner .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In April, Launceston is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Longford, Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Stanley 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. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rocky Cape Lighthouse
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): trek along Shadow Lake Circuit Walk and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip planning site .

Drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to St Helens.

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

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Halls Falls, then do a tasting at Priory Ridge, and finally kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the St Helens day trip planning website .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens in 5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Halls Falls
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

4
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 Melshell Oysters. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay holiday planner.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard, Melshell Oysters
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Port Arthur Historic Site and Cape Raoul. Get in touch with nature at Maria Island National Park and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park, Tessellated Pavement
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to The Sensory Tasmania in Richmond, about 30 minutes away. On the 22nd (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, head off the coast to Macquarie Island, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip maker app .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Macquarie Island
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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