8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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Binalong Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Eaglehawk Neck
— Few hours
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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip builder site.

Hobart to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 4-hour bus ride. You can also drive. You will leave for Stanley on the 8th (Tue).

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

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Stanley

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Boat Harbour Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Fossil Bluff. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, look for gifts at Providore 24, take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Stanley attractions planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley in 4 hours. December in Stanley sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): learn the secrets of beer at Prestige Tours Tasmania, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around City Park, then admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Launceston tour planner.

Getting from Stanley to Launceston by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Launceston sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Binalong Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

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Binalong Bay

Binalong Bay is a small coastal town in north-east Tasmania, situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires. On the 12th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Bay of Fires, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and then relax and rejuvenate at Aloha Dreaming Massage.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Binalong Bay trip itinerary app.

Getting from Launceston to Binalong Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Binalong Bay

Beaches · Spas · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay travel app.

Traveling by car from Binalong Bay to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. You will leave for Port Arthur on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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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 13th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Government Farm, then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, and then trek along Three Capes Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Port Arthur vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

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Eaglehawk Neck

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck vacation builder.

Eaglehawk Neck is just a stone's throw from Port Arthur. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 14th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

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.

Freycinet travel guide

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Trails · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gift & Specialty Shops
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.

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