19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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19 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
1
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Devonport
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then look for gifts at The Angel's Share, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Rocky Cape Lighthouse, then explore the striking landscape at Fossil Bluff, then take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Stanley online road trip planner .

Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Stanley reach 20°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Wynyard, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

2
nights
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 21st (Mon): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Launceston.

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

Nature Parks
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

3
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In October in Launceston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to Melshell Oysters in Swansea, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and explore and take pictures at Freycinet Marine Farm.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Australian Convict Sites, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Three Capes Track, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur day trip tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 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 on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and The Sensory Tasmania (in Richmond). On the 1st (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Hobart, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

3
nights
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 4th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, then explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs, then identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally admire all the interesting features of Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, then explore the world behind art at Makers Workshop, and then make a trip to Giant Penguin.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Devonport trip maker .

Drive from Hobart to Devonport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. November in Devonport sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Latrobe, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, Giant Penguin, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©

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