22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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22 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts (in Ulverstone). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip app .

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 September, Launceston is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) 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, Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts, Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, Gunns Plains Caves
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Step out of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to go to Claude Road and see Twelve Acre Wood, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, stroll through Crater Lake Circuit, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cradle Mountain.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park sightseeing 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 taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Stanley.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Twelve Acre Wood
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 30th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage, take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then look for gifts at The Angel's Share, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, and then take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Stanley trip planner .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In September in Stanley, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Boat Harbour Beach
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

1
night
Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge ©
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap, and then identify plant and animal life at Franklin River Nature Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Derwent Bridge trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Derwent Bridge takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
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Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

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 out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Melshell Oysters (in Swansea) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get interesting insight from Tours, and do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay vacation planner .

You can drive from Derwent Bridge to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Dolphin Sands, Craigie Knowe Vineyard
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

3
nights
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.
Step out of Port Arthur to go to Eaglehawk Neck and see Fossil Bay Lookout, which is approximately 30 minutes away.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur vacation planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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 11th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Hobart, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
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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

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