8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Mount Field National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Beauty Point
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Devonport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

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Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park
To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mount Field National Park trip itinerary planner .

Sydney to Mount Field National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Mount Field National Park hover around 20°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

#Nature, #Parks
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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 3rd (Wed): stroll through Larmairremener tabelti and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

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

Drive from Mount Field National Park to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Beauty Point.

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

#Parks, #Trails, #Wildlife
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Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

1
night
Beauty Point

Beauty Point ©
Beauty Point is a town by the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. On the 4th (Thu), see the interesting displays at George Town Watch House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally view the masterpieces at Tamar Valley Art Shack.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Beauty Point trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Beauty Point takes 3.5 hours. October in Beauty Point sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Devonport.

Things to do in Beauty Point

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Holm Oak Vineyards, Tamar Valley Art Shack, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, George Town Watch House
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World

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night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon, look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area, and then see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Devonport trip maker .

Getting from Beauty Point to Devonport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Leven Canyon
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House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©

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 6th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Launceston travel route planning site .

Getting from Devonport to Launceston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stroll through Coles Bay Jetty and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Friendly Beaches.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip itinerary builder site .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bicheno.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Coles Bay Jetty
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Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

1
night
Bicheno

Bicheno ©
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. On the 8th (Mon), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bicheno road trip website .

Bicheno is just a short distance from Coles Bay. October in Bicheno sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Bicheno

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Salamanca Arts Centre, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Bicheno to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Hobart, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trip

Seven Mile Beach
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Salamanca Arts Centre ©
Salamanca Arts Centre

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