17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Devonport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Mole Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Meander
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Strahan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Penguin
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Devonport

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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.
To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Devonport attractions planner.

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Devonport when traveling from Melbourne in April, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Devonport

Wildlife Parks
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Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. On the 14th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs and then identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary.

Before you visit Mole Creek, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Devonport to Mole Creek in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Mole Creek are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Meander.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Alum Cliffs
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

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Meander

Meander ©
Meander is a rural town in the Meander Valley Council area of northern Tasmania, Australia. On the 15th (Mon), walk around Pine Lake, appreciate the views at Great Western Mountains, and then hike along Meandering falls.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Meander fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Mole Creek to Meander in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Meander

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Tasmania
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Pine Lake ©
Pine Lake

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St Helens

St Helens ©
On the 16th (Tue), cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then look for gifts at The Shop in the Bush, and finally do a tasting at Priory Ridge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our St Helens itinerary site .

Drive from Meander to St Helens in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

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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.
On the 17th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, then stroll through Wineglass Bay, and finally kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from South Mount Cameron to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gala Estate Vineyard, Waubs Bay Gallery
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Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard

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Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
On the 18th (Thu), explore the activities along Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Eaglehawk Neck trip builder site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Eaglehawk Neck are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, Cape Raoul
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Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Waterfall Bay ©
Waterfall Bay

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Runnymede House. Step off the beaten path and head to Seven Mile Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider in Huonville (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard, buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hobart day trip planning site .

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart in 1.5 hours. In April in Hobart, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Puddleduck Vineyard, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Runnymede House ©
Runnymede House

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake St. Clair and Barn Bluff. Take a break from the city and head to Dove Lake Circuit and Devils @ Cradle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site (in Waddamana) and Tarraleah Power Station Lookout (in Tarraleah).

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Hobart to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site ©
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, get outside with Henty Dunes, get great views at Spion Kop Lookout, then get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and finally look for gifts at Zeehan Rock Shop.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Strahan day trip app .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Penguin.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Zeehan, Spion Kop Lookout
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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

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Penguin

Penguin ©
Penguin is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, look for gifts at Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts, examine the collection at Burnie Regional Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Makers Workshop, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Burnie Park.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Penguin travel route planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Penguin in 2.5 hours. In April in Penguin, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Penguin

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Burnie, Wings Wildlife Park, Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Burnie Regional Museum ©
Burnie Regional Museum
Makers Workshop ©
Makers Workshop

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