20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
1
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Beauty Point
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Geeveston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 24th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Fossil Bluff and then enjoy the sand and surf at Boat Harbour Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Stanley planning app .

Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in September, Stanley is a bit cooler at night with lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Beauty Point.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Wynyard
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
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Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Fossil Bluff ©
Fossil Bluff
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

3
nights
Beauty Point

Beauty Point ©
Beauty Point is a town by the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tamar Island Wetlands and Lillico Beach Conservation Area. Get in touch with nature at Turners Beach Berry Patch and The Tamar Valley. Get out of town with these interesting Beauty Point side-trips: Launceston (Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, The Pinot Shop, & more) and Southern Wild Distillery (in Devonport). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, and browse the exhibits of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Beauty Point travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Beauty Point takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Beauty Point can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Beauty Point

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Launceston, Devonport, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Turners Beach Berry Patch
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cradle Mountain. On the 29th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cradle Mountain, then see the interesting displays at "Wee Georgie Wood", then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff. Keep things going the next day: trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Beauty Point to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Geeveston.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

2
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stop by Makers on Church St, then hike along Tahune Forest AirWalk, and then identify plant and animal life at Duck Hole Lake Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, enjoy the sand and surf at Opossum Bay Beach, and then experience rural life at Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Geeveston trip planner .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Geeveston in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Opossum Bay Beach, Cascade Brewery, Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery, Duck Hole Lake Walk
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery ©
Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery
Opossum Bay Beach ©
Opossum Bay Beach

2
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
You've now added The Neck to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Bruny Lighthouse, do a tasting at Bruny Island Premium Wines, then examine the collection at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, and finally don't miss a visit to The Neck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of South Bruny National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruny Island route tool .

You can drive from Geeveston to Bruny Island in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Bruny Island are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Wineries
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:
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South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration ©

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Friendly Beaches and Coles Bay Jetty. Step out of the city life by going to Freycinet National Park and East Coast Natureworld. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

You can plan Coles Bay trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Geeveston to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, then learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, and then identify plant and animal life at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the St Helens online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In October in St Helens, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, St Columba Falls Reserve, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

3
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Wild Ocean Tasmania has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and finally trek along Waterfall Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Devil's Kitchen, then sample the fine beverages at Nonesuch Distillery, and then learn about winemaking at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard.

To see ratings and tourist information, read our Eaglehawk Neck visit planner.

Drive from St Helens to Eaglehawk Neck in 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, Cape Raoul, Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, Nonesuch Distillery
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Wild Ocean Tasmania ©
Wild Ocean Tasmania
Devil's Kitchen ©
Devil's Kitchen

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