36 days in Tasmania Itinerary

36 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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36 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Devonport
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
King Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Strahan
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Derwent Bridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Beaconsfield
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Bridport
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
10
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
12
St Marys
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
15
Oatlands
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
16
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
17
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
18
Geeveston
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Perth

1
day
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 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Beach, then relax in the rural setting at Turners Beach Berry Patch, and then take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Devonport trip planner .

Perth to Devonport is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Devonport. Traveling from Perth in October, things will get little chillier in Devonport: highs are around 19°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Devonport

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Turners Beach Berry Patch, Leven Canyon
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, look for gifts at Providore 24, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse, take a leisurely stroll along Boat Harbour Beach, and then look for gifts at The Angel's Share.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Devonport to Stanley in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to King Island.

Things to do in Stanley

#Parks, #Beaches, #Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Boat Harbour Beach
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

1
night
King Island

King Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at King Island Rambles and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Wickham Links.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the King Island trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Stanley to King Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in King Island

#Parks, #Golf, #Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
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King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles

1
day
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get outside with Henty Dunes, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks, and finally admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Strahan attractions planner .

Explore your travel options from King Island to Strahan with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Strahan

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Hogarth Falls ©
Hogarth Falls
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

2
nights
Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge ©
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. On the 2nd (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, then get great views at King William Saddle, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Derwent Bridge trip itinerary site .

Drive from Strahan to Derwent Bridge in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
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The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Step out of the city life by going to Dove Lake Circuit and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Take a break from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with a short trip to "Wee Georgie Wood" in Tullah, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair and hike along Larmairremener tabelti.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip site .

Getting from Derwent Bridge to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Beaconsfield.

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

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

"Wee Georgie Wood"
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

1
night
Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield ©
Beaconsfield is a former gold mining town near the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally enjoy the sea views from The Low Head Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Beaconsfield trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Beaconsfield takes 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Beaconsfield can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Beaconsfield

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Platypus House, The Low Head Lighthouse, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Low Head Lighthouse ©
The Low Head Lighthouse
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Woolmers Estate and Entally Estate. Take a break from the city and head to Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. There's much more to do: stroll through City Park, get interesting insight from Penny Royal Adventures, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and get some fabulous bargains at Waverly Woolen Mills Factory Outlet.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Launceston driving holiday website .

You can drive from Beaconsfield to Launceston in an hour. In November in Launceston, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bridport.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wineries, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Evandale Market, Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

1
night
Bridport

Bridport ©
Bridport is a small town on the north-east coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): do a tasting at Pipers Brook Vineyard and then take in the pleasant sights at Bridport Walking Track.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bridport trip maker site .

You can drive from Launceston to Bridport in 1.5 hours. In November in Bridport, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Bridport

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Pipers Brook Vineyard
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:
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Bridport Walking Track ©
Bridport Walking Track
Pipers Brook Vineyard ©
Pipers Brook Vineyard

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a town in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Cuckoo Falls, then pause for some photo ops at Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, and then contemplate the long history of Chinese Heritage Mining Area.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Scottsdale online tour itinerary planner .

Scottsdale is very close to Bridport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Scottsdale

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chinese Heritage Mining Area, Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings
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Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings ©
Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, then do a tasting at Priory Ridge, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and finally kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St Helens road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to St Marys.

Things to do in St Helens

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

1
night
St Marys

St Marys ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, then experience rural life at Eureka Farm, and finally examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our St Marys trip planner.

You can drive from St Helens to St Marys in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Marys

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trip

Eureka Farm
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Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery
Eureka Farm ©
Eureka Farm

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.
Get outdoors at Wineglass Bay Lookout and Freycinet National Park. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno) and Melshell Oysters (in Swansea). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, and relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planner .

Getting from St Marys to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Melshell Oysters, East Coast Natureworld
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:
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Melshell Oysters ©
Melshell Oysters
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 20th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park and then pause for some photo ops at Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Orford trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. November in Orford sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oatlands.

Things to do in Orford

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Tasmania
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

1
night
Oatlands

Oatlands ©
Oatlands is an important historical village on the shores of Lake Dulverton in the centre of Tasmania, Australia. On the 21st (Wed), don't miss a visit to Callington Mill and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Dulverton.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Oatlands planner .

You can drive from Orford to Oatlands in 1.5 hours. In November in Oatlands, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Oatlands

#Nature, #Parks
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Callington Mill ©
Callington Mill

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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 Hobart Convict Penitentiary will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Mona and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, take some stellar pictures from Mount Nelson Lookout, and kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hobart journey tool .

You can drive from Oatlands to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mona, Opossum Bay Beach, Richmond Bridge, Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 26:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 27th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site and then hike along Three Capes Track.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur route builder .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Coal Mines Historic Site
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

3
nights
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
Get outdoors at Tahune Forest AirWalk and Hartz Mountains National Park. Take a break from Geeveston with a short trip to South Cape Bay in Southwest National Park, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Arve Falls and take an in-depth tour of Cygnet Living History Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Geeveston trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Geeveston in 2.5 hours. In November in Geeveston, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geeveston

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cygnet Living History Museum, South Cape Bay, Hartz Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay

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