15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Take a break from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with a short trip to Hellyer Gorge in Parrawe, about 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit and identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner .

Melbourne to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Derwent Bridge.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Hellyer Gorge
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

1
night
Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge ©
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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap.

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Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Derwent Bridge in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

4
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
Hobart is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip maker .

Drive from Derwent Bridge to Hobart in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Hobart are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

2
nights
Port Arthur

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Tessellated Pavement. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Waterfall Bay, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then hike along Three Capes Track.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur day trip website .

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

3
nights
Coles Bay

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, take a memorable tour with Tours, and walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay holiday planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
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 5th (Sun): snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally stroll around City Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of City of Launceston Town Hall, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston online holiday planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. April in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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