11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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11 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Sheffield
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

1
night
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 22nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Launceston journey maker tool .

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in July, things will get slightly colder in Launceston: highs are around 13°C and lows about 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Sheffield.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Beauty Point
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
City Park ©
City Park

1
night
Sheffield

Sheffield ©
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot and then take in the pleasant sights at Tasmania’s Town of Murals.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sheffield day trip site .

Getting from Launceston to Sheffield by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Sheffield

Theme Parks Neighborhoods
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2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 25th (Thu), hike along Crater Lake Circuit, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and then admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park route planner .

You can drive from Sheffield to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, and then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay online route planner .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): stroll through Three Capes Track, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then get great views at Fossil Bay Lookout.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur vacation planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Fossil Bay Lookout, 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
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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. On the 31st (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip builder app .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
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