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

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

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8 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
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Launceston


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.
Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Port Arthur Historic Site and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, steep yourself in history at Constitution Dock, and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hobart, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Hobart. In February, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Port Arthur Historic Site, Richmond Bridge
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

3
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 12th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then contemplate the long history of Bridestowe Lavender Estate, and then admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Launceston trip maker .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Longford, Bridestowe Lavender Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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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.
On the 14th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Larmairremener tabelti and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, then do a tasting at Leven Valley Vineyard, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park attractions planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

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

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sheffield, Gunns Plains, Preston Falls
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
World Of Marbles ©
World Of Marbles

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