16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Hobart
— 5 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
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Launceston
— 3 nights
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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 10th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

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Sydney to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can take a bus 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.
On the 12th (Mon), kick back and relax at Ocean Beach and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Strahan trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hobart.
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Hobart — 5 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.
Kids will enjoy Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Food Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Zoodoo Zoo (in Richmond) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take an in-depth tour of Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and don't miss a visit to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Hobart are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll through Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and then indulge your senses at Bangor Vineyard Shed. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Three Capes Track and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur trip planner.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.
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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.
Bring the kids along to Freycinet National Park and Bicheno Blowhole. Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Bicheno, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Freycinet Marine Farm, and don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Launceston.
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Launceston — 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House), Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's still lots to do: walk around City Park, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Launceston trip builder.

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Launceston are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · 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.
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