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

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

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

Start: Hobart
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
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:  5​h 15​min
End: Hobart

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park and then look for gifts at The Sensory Tasmania.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary builder site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Hobart. In October in Hobart, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond, Maria Island National Park, Seven Mile Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

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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 23rd (Tue): do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door and then view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, do a tasting at Moores Hill Estate, and then do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hobart in October, Launceston is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Holm Oak Vineyards, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Moores Hill Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards
Moores Hill Estate ©
Moores Hill Estate

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night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 25th (Thu), hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary tool .

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 car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You will leave for home on the 26th (Fri).

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

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

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