12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mole Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Hobart
— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Launceston online travel route planner .

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. In December, Launceston is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
City Park ©
City Park

1
night
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, Head underground at Marakoopa Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mole Creek travel planning tool .

Getting from Launceston to Mole Creek by car takes about an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Mole Creek can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Alum Cliffs
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): hike along Shadow Lake Circuit Walk and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mole Creek to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

2
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay Lookout, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Bay Jetty. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay holiday planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and then appreciate the history behind Dog Line.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Eaglehawk Neck trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Maria Island National Park, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. On the 7th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

Drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Food Tours

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