9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Fly to Strahan Airport, Drive to Derwent Bridge
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Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Field National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Derwent Bridge — 1 night

Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the activities along Franklin River Nature Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

To see maps and tourist information, read our Derwent Bridge trip planner.

Perth to Derwent Bridge is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Perth to Derwent Bridge, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mount Field National Park.
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Mount Field National Park — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Forest Secrets, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tall Trees Walk, and then admire the sheer force of Lady Barron Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Field National Park road trip tool.

You can drive from Derwent Bridge to Mount Field National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Mount Field National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Sleepy Bay. Get in touch with nature at Freycinet National Park and Coles Bay Jetty. There's much more to do: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, go for a walk through Cape Tourville Circuit Walk, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip website.

Drive from Mount Field National Park to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 2 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.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at The Rare and Beautiful, then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through North Hobart, then delve into the lush surroundings at Myrtle Forest, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for home.
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Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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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.
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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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