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

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

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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Derby
— 3 nights
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Ross
— 1 night
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Launceston

— 3 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tamar Island Wetlands and Franklin House. Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Deloraine (Liffey Falls, Yarns Artwork in Silk, &more) and Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Josef Chromy Cellar Door, pick up some local products at Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and make a trip to The Town Clock.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip planner.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in June, with highs in Launceston at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Derby.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Derby

— 3 nights
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails and Lost Farm Barnbougle Golf Course. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Derby: Bridport (Barnbougle Dunes & Bridport Walking Track) and Pepper Bush Adventures - Day Tours (in Scottsdale).

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Derby day trip site.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Derby takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Derby are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ross.

Things to do in Derby

Outdoors · Golf · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Ross

— 1 night
Ross is an historic town in the Midlands of the state of Tasmania in Australia. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): appreciate the history behind Convict Brick Trail, see the interesting displays at Tasmanian Wool Centre., and then don't miss a visit to Four Corners of Ross.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ross trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Derby to Ross in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ross can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Ross

Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cradle Mountain Canyons and Larmairremener tabelti. Step out of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with an excursion to Hellyer Gorge in Parrawe--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and relax and rejuvenate at Waldheim Alpine Spa.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Ross to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

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

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip