8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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 29th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and then take in the exciting artwork at Art Mob. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, then get engrossed in the history at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hobart tour builder app .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, Hobart is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
On the 1st (Tue), hike along Three Capes Track, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Stewarts Bay.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, have fun at Melshell Oysters, view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Bay Jetty, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay sightseeing planner .

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin Sands, Craigie Knowe Vineyard, Coles Bay Jetty
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
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 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online day trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Launceston.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

1
night
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 6th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then steep yourself in history at Entally House, then steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, and finally do a tasting at Bell & Gong.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Launceston online visit planner .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longford
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Entally House ©
Entally House

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