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
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Geeveston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, then savor the flavors at Entally Estate, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and finally stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop.

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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. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September, Launceston is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coles Bay: Swansea (Spiky Bridge & Melshell Oysters) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). There's still lots to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, admire all the interesting features of Coles Bay Jetty, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

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Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Swansea, Gala Estate Vineyard, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Melshell Oysters ©
Melshell Oysters
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park and then pause for some photo ops at Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial.

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You can drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. In October in Orford, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Orford

#Nature, #Parks

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Tasmania
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 6th (Sat), examine the collection at "Wee Georgie Wood", then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then stroll through Larmairremener tabelti. On the next day, get great views at Barn Bluff and then stroll through Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Orford to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Geeveston.

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

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stop by The Wall Of Lollies, then admire the sheer force of Arve Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tahune Forest AirWalk. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Hartz Mountains National Park.

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You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Geeveston in 6 hours. October in Geeveston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Geeveston

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trip

Hartz Mountains National Park
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
The Wall Of Lollies ©
The Wall Of Lollies

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

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Traveling by car from Geeveston to Port Arthur takes 2.5 hours. October in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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