10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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10 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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 (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and then walk around City Park. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip maker .

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Launceston at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

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

1
night
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 7th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park tour planner .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Nature
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit

2
nights
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 8th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, and then do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip builder .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Bicheno Blowhole
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, stroll through Three Capes Track, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 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 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
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, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hobart sightseeing planning website .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March in Hobart, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, 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)

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