16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
2
Strahan
— 1 night
3
Launceston
— 3 nights
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
5
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
6
Hobart
— 4 nights

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then learn more about the world around you at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker.

Melbourne to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Strahan.

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

Nature Parks Museums
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit

1
night
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Iron Blow Lookout, get to know the fascinating history of Spion Kop Lookout, thenstop by Zeehan Rock Shop, and finally head outdoors with Henty Dunes.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Strahan day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Zeehan, Iron Blow Lookout, Spion Kop Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lilydale Falls and Launceston Tramway Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Moores Hill Estate and Holm Oak Vineyards. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: George Town Watch House (in George Town), Loira Vines (in Sidmouth) and Pearn's Steam World (in Westbury). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, explore the galleries of Yarns Artwork in Silk, examine the collection at City Park Radio Museum, and view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston itinerary planner.

Drive from Strahan to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Deloraine, Sidmouth, George Town Watch House, Holm Oak Vineyards, Pearn's Steam World
Highlights from your plan
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Yarns Artwork in Silk ©
Yarns Artwork in Silk

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Freycinet National Park and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Visit Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Cranbrook and see Spring Vale Wines, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Freycinet
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Boat Tours & Water Sports

2
nights
Port Arthur

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage, steep yourself in history at The Commandants House, thenadmire the landmark architecture of The Guard Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Paupers Depot. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Tessellated Pavement, steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, and then contemplate the long history of The Separate Prison.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur planning app.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
Highlights from your plan
The Guard Tower ©
The Guard Tower
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. David's Cathedral and Runnymede House. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seven Mile Beach and Narryna Heritage Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Raptor Refuge (in Kettering) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Sullivans Cove, learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery, view the masterpieces at Salamanca Arts Centre, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hobart sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Shot Tower, Raptor Refuge, St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Claremont House, Moorilla Estate Winery
Highlights from your plan
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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