8 days in Launceston and North Tasmania & Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park Itinerary

8 days in Launceston and North Tasmania & Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Launceston and North Tasmania & Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park Itinerary

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

2
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.
Visiting Ben Lomond Ski Resort and Lilydale Falls will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Goaty Hill Wines and Holm Oak Vineyards. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Bay of Fires Winery (in Pipers River) and Moores Hill Estate (in Sidmouth). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston tour planning website .

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Launceston, with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Derby.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Winery, Goaty Hill Wines, Ben Lomond Ski Resort, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Moores Hill Estate
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Ben Lomond Ski Resort ©
Ben Lomond Ski Resort
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door ©
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door

1
night
Derby

Derby ©
Derby ) is a small Australian town located in the northeast of Tasmania.The area had been surveyed in 1855, but was not settled until 1874, when George Renison Bell discovered tin in the area. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Blue Tier, stroll through Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, then don't miss a visit to Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, and finally examine the collection at The Tin Dragon Interpretation Centre and Cafe.

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Traveling by car from Launceston to Derby takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Derby are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Campbell Town.

Things to do in Derby

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, Blue Tier
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Blue Tier ©
Blue Tier
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings ©

1
night
Campbell Town

Campbell Town ©
Campbell Town is a town in Tasmania, Australia, on the Midland Highway. On the 10th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Convict Brick Trail, don't miss a visit to Four Corners of Ross, examine the collection at Tasmanian Wool Centre., then look for gifts at Classwood, and finally contemplate the long history of Ross Female Factory.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Campbell Town trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Derby to Campbell Town in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Campbell Town

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Ross
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Tasmanian Wool Centre. ©
Tasmanian Wool Centre.
Classwood ©
Classwood
Ross Female Factory ©
Ross Female Factory

3
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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 11th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then stop by Wilmot Country Store. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and then get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Campbell Town to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wilmot Country Store, Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Wilmot Country Store ©
Wilmot Country Store

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