9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and then steep yourself in history at Claremont House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, then kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, then take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart online visit planner .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Claremont House, Richmond Gaol, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach
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Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

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 23rd (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, and then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay day trip site .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
On the 25th (Mon), admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip website .

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in June, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Entally Estate ©
Entally Estate

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage, and then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Stanley attractions planning site .

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In June in Stanley, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

3
nights
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 27th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Westmorland Falls, then admire the engineering at Devils Gate Dam, then take in the dramatic scenery at Preston Falls, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Henty Dunes, then stop by Wilderness Woodworks, and then take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

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

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Strahan, Gunns Plains Caves, Westmorland Falls, Frenchmans Cap, Devils Gate Dam
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Westmorland Falls ©
Westmorland Falls
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

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