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

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

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Route & dates

1
Launceston
— 3 nights
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
3
Hobart
— 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: 3 Willows Vineyard (in Red Hills), Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek) and Seven Sheds Brewery (in Railton). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs, walk around City Park, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary maker tool.

Sydney to Launceston 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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Launceston hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wineries Tours

Side Trips

3 Willows Vineyard, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Alum Cliffs, Seven Sheds Brewery
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Change things up with a short trip to Hellyer Gorge in Parrawe (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planning website.

Getting from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hobart.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Hellyer Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Port Arthur (Port Arthur Historic Site & The Parsonage) and Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur (in Taranna). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the striking features of Constitution Dock.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hobart online vacation builder.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Hobart in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In March in Hobart, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Berriedale, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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