6 days in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Huonville & Hobart Itinerary

6 days in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Huonville & Hobart Itinerary

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6 days in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Huonville & Hobart Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Huonville
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): see the interesting displays at "Wee Georgie Wood", contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, then admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Crater Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planning tool .

Sydney to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Huonville.

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

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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Huonville

Huonville ©
Huonville is a town on the Huon River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Raptor Refuge, trek along Pelverata Falls Track, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Snug Bushfire Memorial, then trek along Tahune Forest AirWalk, and then explore the activities along Picton River.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Huonville trip builder app .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Huonville by car takes about 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Huonville

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Snug Bushfire Memorial, Raptor Refuge, Tahune Forest AirWalk
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge

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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.
On the 4th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, then admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mount Nelson Lookout.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart day trip planner .

You can drive from Huonville to Hobart in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Wildlife Childrens Museums
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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