18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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18 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  4​h
1
Ulverstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves and then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial Avenue. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, then take a stroll through Tasmania’s Town of Murals, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ulverstone trip itinerary site .

Melbourne to Ulverstone is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, Ulverstone is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Devonport, Gunns Plains Caves, Tasmania’s Town of Murals
Highlights from your plan
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Tasmania’s Town of Murals ©
Tasmania’s Town of Murals
Bass Strait Maritime Centre ©
Bass Strait Maritime Centre

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary site .

Drive from Ulverstone to Launceston in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Woolmers Estate, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, and learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Waterfall Bay in Eaglehawk Neck (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and pause for some photo ops at Dog Line.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur vacation maker app .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Maria Island National Park
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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.
Hobart is known for nature, shopping, historic sites, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart itinerary app .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Hobart sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market

1
night
Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge ©
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. On the 29th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, then take in the awesome beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, and finally get great views at King William Saddle.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Derwent Bridge trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Hobart to Derwent Bridge by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

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 30th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Derwent Bridge to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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