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

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

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

Start: Adelaide
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Adelaide

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hellyer Gorge (in Parrawe), Twelve Acre Wood (in Claude Road) and Whyte Hills Lookout (in Waratah). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, take in the awesome beauty at Cradle Mountain, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crater Lake Circuit.

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Adelaide 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 car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Launceston.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Whyte Hills Lookout, Hellyer Gorge, Twelve Acre 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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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 11th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seahorse World, then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Tasmania Zoo, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then walk around City Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Launceston travel planner .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Beauty Point
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Long Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Tinderbox Marine Reserve (in Tinderbox) and Raspins Beach (in Orford). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nutgrove Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Raspins Beach, Pooseum, Tinderbox Marine Reserve, Bellerive Beach, Opossum Bay Beach
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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