5 days in Hobart, Launceston & Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park Itinerary

5 days in Hobart, Launceston & Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park Itinerary

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5 days in Hobart, Launceston & Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 15​min
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Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then learn about winemaking at Derwent Estate, and then steep yourself in history at Battery Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and finally look for gifts at Brunacci Avalon Market.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary maker website .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Derwent Estate, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach

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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 4th (Wed): stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally stop by Goaty Hill Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Josef Chromy Cellar Door, contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, then steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Launceston sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

#Wineries, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Woolmers Estate, Goaty Hill Wines, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): trek along Larmairremener tabelti and then stroll through Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder .

Getting from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors
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