12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Fly
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Strahan
— 1 night
Bus
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Bus
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
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Hobart — 3 nights

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.
Attractions like Food Tours and Salamanca Market make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and make a trip to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

Adelaide to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Adelaide to Hobart, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hobart, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Strahan.
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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 17th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Strahan road trip planning website.

You can drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 1 night

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll through Devils @ Cradle and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Launceston.
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Launceston — 2 nights

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 19th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and then walk around City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platypus House, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Seahorse World, and finally get a dose of the wild on Low Head Penguin Tours.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston travel route builder app.

Take a bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Launceston sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, and then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay day trip planning app.

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.
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Eaglehawk Neck — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stroll through Three Capes Track and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, then stroll through Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then awaken your taste buds at Bangor Vineyard Shed.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Eaglehawk Neck online journey planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Eaglehawk Neck are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Tasmania travel guide

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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.
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