21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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21 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  3​h
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Geeveston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Tarraleah
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Opossum Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
8
Bellerive
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
New Norfolk
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
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've added Train Park, Constitution Dock, Gordon River, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Raptor and Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania, step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Gordon River, then stroll through Train Park, and finally stroll through Cooks Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, savor the flavors at The Wicked Cheese Co., identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart day trip planning website .

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in October, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 9°C. You will leave for Geeveston on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, Raptor Refuge, The Wicked Cheese Co., Cooks Beach, Seven Mile Beach
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

2
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tahune Forest AirWalk. On the 16th (Tue), stop by Cygneture Chocolates, then take a peaceful walk through Mount Misery Walk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tahune Forest AirWalk. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Hartz Mountains National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Geeveston road trip site .

Drive from Hobart to Geeveston in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Cygneture Chocolates, Hartz Mountains National Park, Mount Misery Walk
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
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Mount Misery Walk ©
Mount Misery Walk
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Port Arthur Historic Site. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate, then take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Lime Bay State Reserve.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur visit planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Wildlife Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:
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Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

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.
Visiting East Coast Natureworld and Honeymoon Bay will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery. Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to Eureka Farm in Scamander, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout.

Plan my day in Coles Bay using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, Eureka Farm
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

4
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 in touch with nature at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Lilydale Falls. You'll explore and learn at Bass & Flinders Centre and Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame (in Latrobe), Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford) and Lillico Beach Conservation Area (in Lillico). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Launceston Tramway Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, kick back and relax at Coles Beach, and browse the exhibits of Tamar Valley Art Shack.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. October in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Devonport, Low Head, Bass & Flinders Centre, Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre

2
nights
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
You've now added Franklin River Nature Trail to your itinerary. On the 27th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Tarraleah Falls.

Plan my Tarraleah trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can drive from Launceston to Tarraleah in 2.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Tarraleah

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Franklin River Nature Trail, Willow Creek Miniature Goats
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Tarraleah Falls ©
Tarraleah Falls
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout
Willow Creek Miniature Goats ©
Willow Creek Miniature Goats

1
night
Opossum Bay

Opossum Bay ©
You've now added Opossum Bay Beach to your itinerary. On the 29th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Hinsby Beach and then kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Opossum Bay online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Tarraleah to Opossum Bay takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Opossum Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Snug, Tinderbox Marine Reserve, Hinsby Beach
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
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Snug Falls ©
Snug Falls
Opossum Bay Beach ©
Opossum Bay Beach
Hinsby Beach ©
Hinsby Beach

2
nights
Bellerive

Bellerive ©
You've now added Bellerive Beach to your itinerary.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bellerive road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Opossum Bay to Bellerive takes an hour. In October in Bellerive, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bellerive

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Richmond, Okines Beach, Roches Beach
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
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Zoodoo Zoo ©
Zoodoo Zoo
Okines Beach ©
Okines Beach
Old Hobart Town Model Village ©
Old Hobart Town Model Village

2
nights
New Norfolk

New Norfolk ©
New Norfolk is a town on the Derwent River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): learn about winemaking at Derwent Estate and then contemplate the waterfront views at Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens. On the next day, get great views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Dobson, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Styx Valley.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New Norfolk visit planner .

Drive from Bellerive to New Norfolk in an hour. In November, daytime highs in New Norfolk are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Norfolk

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Field National Park, Styx Valley, Shene Tasmania, Australasian Golf Museum, Derwent Estate
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:
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Lake Dobson ©
Lake Dobson
Lady Barron Falls ©
Lady Barron Falls
Shene Tasmania ©
Shene Tasmania

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