23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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23 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Toowoomba
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Ulverstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Toowoomba

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 1st (Wed), examine the collection at Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site and then take in the awesome beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Philosopher Falls, steep yourself in history at Kenworthys Stamper Mill, then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and finally admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park sightseeing website .

Toowoomba to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ulverstone.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Waratah, Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site ©

1
night
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. On the 3rd (Fri), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ulverstone online road trip planner .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Ulverstone in 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Ulverstone are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trips

Devonport, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
Southern Wild Distillery ©
Southern Wild Distillery

5
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 Lilydale Falls. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Seahorse World and Tasmania Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Moores Hill Estate (in Sidmouth), The Low Head Lighthouse (in Low Head) and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania, cast your line with a fishing tour, and identify plant and animal life at Bridport Walking Track.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Launceston road trip planner .

Drive from Ulverstone to Launceston in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Rowella, Seahorse World, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, The Low Head Lighthouse, Delamere Vineyards
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 9:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
The Low Head Lighthouse ©
The Low Head Lighthouse

5
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Escape the urban bustle at Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Ross (Tasmanian Wool Centre. & Ross Female Factory). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Freycinet, Ross, Kings Fine Art Gallery, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

4
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.
Port Arthur Historic Site and Australian Convict Sites will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Three Capes Track and Tessellated Pavement. When in Port Arthur, make a side trip to see Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck, approximately 32 minutes away. Fill the 16th (Thu) with the natural beauty at Lime Bay State Reserve.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Tasmania, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. David's Cathedral and Sullivans Cove. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hartz Mountains National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Seven Mile Beach, learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach, Hartz Mountains National Park
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St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

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