8 days in Launceston, Stanley & Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park Itinerary

8 days in Launceston, Stanley & Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Launceston
— 3 nights
2
Stanley
— 1 night
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 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.
You've added Cataract Gorge Reserve, Honey Tasmania - The Beehive, The Low Head Lighthouse, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alexandra Suspension Bridge and Mt George Lookout. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). Next up on the itinerary: walk around City Park and admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip builder.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get little chillier in Launceston: highs are around °C and lows about °C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Devonport, Beauty Point, The Low Head Lighthouse, Mt George Lookout, Honey Tasmania - The Beehive
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Bass Strait Maritime Centre ©
Bass Strait Maritime Centre

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout and then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Stanley itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Stanley takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
HA Lane Memorial Lookout ©
HA Lane Memorial Lookout

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake St. Clair, Devils @ Cradle, Marion's Lookout Walk, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Cradle Mountain, hike along Marion's Lookout Walk, thenexplore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and finally explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planning tool.

Getting from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by bus takes about 4.5 hours. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Marion's Lookout Walk ©
Marion's Lookout Walk
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain

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