14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
On the 30th (Thu), take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and finally walk around City Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Launceston day trip planning site .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
City Park ©
City Park

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park visit app .

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to St Helens.

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

Nature Parks
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read St Helens trip planner .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens by car takes about 5 hours. February in St Helens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Friendly Beaches. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Swansea to see Spiky Beach Conservation Area about 40 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Coles Bay Jetty, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty

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 7th (Fri): explore the activities along Stewarts Bay, get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at Government Farm. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, and then trek along Three Capes Track.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur route builder tool .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Coal Mines Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 10th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Presbyterian Church, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hobart road trip planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

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