16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip itinerary planner

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 2 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Take a break from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park 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, trek along Larmairremener tabelti, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, and get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder tool.

Brisbane to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Strahan

— 1 night
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Strahan route maker tool.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Hobart

— 5 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Maria Island National Park and then explore the activities along Waterfall Bay.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Eaglehawk Neck route planner.

Drive from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. April in Eaglehawk Neck sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 3 nights
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 Coles Bay with a short trip to East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, about 30 minutes away. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hazards Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb.

To find out how to plan a trip to Coles Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Launceston

— 2 nights

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.
On the 24th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World, and finally surround yourself with nature on Low Head Penguin Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around City Park, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. April in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

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.