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

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

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

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Lilydale Falls. For shopping fun, head to Goaty Hill Wines or Gourlay's Sweet Shop. Venture out of the city with trips to Pipers Brook Vineyard (in Pipers Brook), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, look for gifts at Windermere Woodcrafts, and learn about winemaking at Josef Chromy Cellar Door.

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Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Launceston at 16°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Holm Oak Vineyards, Windermere Woodcrafts, Goaty Hill Wines, Platypus House, Pipers Brook Vineyard
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines
Entally House ©
Entally House

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 16th (Wed), hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Devils Gullet Lookout and then get great views at Barn Bluff.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park itinerary planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

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

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Devils Gullet Lookout
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
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Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

3
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.
Port Arthur Historic Site and Battery Point will appeal to history buffs. Head to Salamanca Market and Hammer and Hand Metal Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, stroll through Long Beach, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, and see the interesting displays at Mona.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart holiday builder app .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Hobart takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. May in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Port Arthur Historic Site
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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