5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne

2
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Port Arthur Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, don't miss a visit to Constitution Dock, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hobart travel route planner.

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Port Arthur Historic Site, Museum of Old and New Art
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Sun), walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, and then learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard.

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

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Craigie Knowe Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 10th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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