15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 4 nights
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Launceston

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 Mole Creek Caves and Lake Trevallyn. Get in touch with nature at Marakoopa Cave and Ralphs Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Mathinna Falls (in Mathinna). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and stroll around City Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston journey builder app.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, Launceston is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Visiting Lake St. Clair and Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kenworthys Stamper Mill and Whyte Hills Lookout. Step out of Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with an excursion to Wilmot Country Store in Wilmot--about 2h 30 min away. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle and contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip site.

Take a bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Coles Bay.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Bicheno and see East Coast Natureworld, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay takes 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

1
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Port Arthur

Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
On the 31st (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then hike along Three Capes Track.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur driving holiday planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

4
nights
Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: The Drill Hall Emporium (in New Norfolk) and Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park). On the 2nd (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hobart online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.