20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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20 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h
1
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Wynyard
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Devonport
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Binalong Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
+3
bus + shuttle + Fly + bus:  10​h
End: Brisbane

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.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

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Brisbane to Port Arthur is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. In September, Port Arthur is slightly colder than Brisbane - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Taranna, Tessellated Pavement
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hobart: Raptor Refuge (in Kettering) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 21st (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the natural beauty at Inverawe Native Gardens, explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Hobart day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Raptor Refuge, Kingston Beach, Inverawe Native Gardens, Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge

1
night
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 24th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and finally stop by Wilderness Woodworks and Wilderness Whisky. On the next day, head outdoors with Henty Dunes, then get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

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Getting from Hobart to Strahan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Eric Thomas Galley Museum
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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

3
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 26th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

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You can drive from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Wynyard.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

1
night
Wynyard

Wynyard ©
Wynyard is a rural town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia, about 17km west of Burnie. For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Wynyard trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Wynyard by car takes about 4 hours. In September in Wynyard, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Wynyard

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

1
night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Mersey Bluff Lighthouse.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Devonport trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Wynyard to Devonport takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Devonport can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Don River Railway ©
Don River Railway
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston holiday planner.

Getting from Devonport to Launceston by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Binalong Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Platypus House
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

1
night
Binalong Bay

Binalong Bay ©
Binalong Bay is a small coastal town in north-east Tasmania, situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires. On the 2nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Little Blue Lake, grab your bike and head to Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Blue Tier. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Binalong Bay tour itinerary site .

Drive from Launceston to Binalong Bay in 2.5 hours. In October in Binalong Bay, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Binalong Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blue Tier, Little Blue Lake, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
Little Blue Lake ©
Little Blue Lake

3
nights
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.
Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Wineglass Bay Lookout, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, stop by Freycinet Marine Farm, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Plan trip to Coles Bay with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Binalong Bay to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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