8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 1 day
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 night
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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.
On the 12th (Sat), walk around City Park, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Launceston trip builder.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 25°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planning website.

Traveling by bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Strahan.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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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 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then stroll through Ocean Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Strahan itinerary website.

You can take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

3
nights
Hobart

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.
Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. On the 18th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Constitution Dock.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip planner.

Drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Hobart, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Eaglehawk Neck

On the 19th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and then see some colorful creatures with Wild Ocean Tasmania.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Eaglehawk Neck travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Eaglehawk Neck can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.