14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Geeveston
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​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 28th (Fri), see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, then explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then go deep underground at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and finally learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Launceston online trip 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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Launceston reach 25°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Woolmers Estate, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

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 30th (Sun): examine the collection at "Wee Georgie Wood", take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff, and then trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): hike along Larmairremener tabelti and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary maker .

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 car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

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

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

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.
Escape the urban bustle at East Coast Natureworld and Honeymoon Bay. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Ross Female Factory. When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see Spring Vale Wines in Cranbrook, approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, snap pictures at Ross Bridge, and explore the activities along Sleepy Bay.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planner.

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Coles Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Cranbrook, Milton Vineyard, Ross Female Factory
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

2
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): examine the collection at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, make a trip to The Neck, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Bruny Lighthouse, then learn about winemaking at Bruny Island Premium Wines, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Forestvale Design Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Bruny National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bruny Island trip planning tool .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Coles Bay to Bruny Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. January in Bruny Island sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
The Neck ©
The Neck

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, stop by Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate, then wander the streets of Sullivans Cove, and finally kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate, Seven Mile Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sullivans Cove ©
Sullivans Cove
St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral

3
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Woodbridge Art and Craft Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Pelverata Falls Track, and then contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Picton River, then hike along Tahune Forest AirWalk, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Arve Falls.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Geeveston trip maker tool .

Getting from Hobart to Geeveston by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geeveston

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Huonville, Coal Mines Historic Site, Woodbridge Art and Craft Gallery, St Imre Vineyard
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Makers on Church St ©
Makers on Church St

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