27 days in Tasmania Itinerary

27 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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27 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Mount Field National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Devonport
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Brisbane

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Launceston day trip planning tool .

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Brisbane, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Launceston, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Longford
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 3rd (Thu), admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and then trek along Larmairremener tabelti.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip app .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to St Helens.

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:
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Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
On the 5th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Suncoast Gallery, cast your line with a fishing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our St Helens trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens takes 5 hours. In October, daytime highs in St Helens are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

2
nights
Bicheno

Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, then kick back and relax at Denison Beach, then view the masterpieces at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, and finally examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bicheno trip itinerary website .

Drive from St Helens to Bicheno in an hour. In October in Bicheno, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

St Marys
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Denison Beach ©
Denison Beach

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.
Get some historical perspective at Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Wineglass Bay. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Kings Fine Art Gallery, and stroll through Honeymoon Bay.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay planner .

Coles Bay is just a short distance from Bicheno. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Spiky Bridge, Kings Fine Art Gallery
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Escape the urban bustle at Three Capes Track and Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. Visit Port Arthur Historic Site and Coal Mines Historic Site for their historical value. Explore Port Arthur's surroundings by going to Eaglehawk Neck (Fortescue Bay & Tasman Arch).

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

2
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. On the 14th (Mon), admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, examine the collection at Old Hobart Town Model Village, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoodoo Zoo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally steep yourself in history at Shene Tasmania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Raspins Beach.

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

Getting from Port Arthur to Richmond by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Richmond are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Raspins Beach, Shene Tasmania
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Shene Tasmania ©
Shene Tasmania
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

3
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.
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Wellington and Nature & Wildlife Tours. On the 18th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach.

Planning Hobart trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Hobart is just a short distance from Richmond. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

3
nights
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Russell Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tall Trees Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Creepy Crawly Nature Trail, then admire the engineering at Gordon Dam, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Dobson, and finally admire the sheer force of Lady Barron Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Field National Park route maker app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Mount Field National Park takes 1.5 hours. October in Mount Field National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Devonport.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Strathgordon, Nant Distillery
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Falls ©
Horseshoe Falls
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Lady Barron Falls ©
Lady Barron Falls

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.
On the 21st (Mon), don't miss a visit to Giant Penguin. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Mole Creek Caves, look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Devonport road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Mount Field National Park to Devonport takes 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Devonport are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wynyard, Mole Creek, Giant Penguin, Leven Canyon
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

2
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
On the 24th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jukes and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls. On the next day, kick back and relax at Ocean Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Queenstown tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Devonport to Queenstown by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Strahan, The Wall in the Wilderness, Franklin River Nature Trail
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
Spion Kop Lookout ©
Spion Kop Lookout

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