16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Geeveston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Design Centre Tasmania, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and finally stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Launceston journey builder site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Launceston is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Launceston. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 20°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Melshell Oysters (in Swansea) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). There's lots more to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, shop like a local with Waubs Bay Gallery, and take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip maker app .

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Melshell Oysters, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oysters ©
Melshell Oysters
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park and then take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Orford trip planning site .

Getting from Coles Bay to Orford by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Orford

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Thumbs Lookout ©
Three Thumbs Lookout

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 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at "Wee Georgie Wood", explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then hike along Larmairremener tabelti. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Barn Bluff and then hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park attractions planner.

Drive from Orford to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Geeveston.

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

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

2
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
On the 5th (Mon), trek along Tahune Forest AirWalk and then explore the activities along Lake Esperance. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Hartz Mountains National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Geeveston trip planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Geeveston in 6 hours. November in Geeveston sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Geeveston

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartz Mountains National Park, Lake Esperance
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
Lake Esperance ©
Lake Esperance

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 7th (Wed), make a trip to Remarkable Cave, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Geeveston to Port Arthur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hobart are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Macquarie Island, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Mona
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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