13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Devonport
bus:  1​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Swansea
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Devonport

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.
On the 18th (Sun), make a trip to The Town Clock, explore the galleries of The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, and then learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, then learn about winemaking at Moores Hill Estate, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Launceston journey maker website .

Devonport to Launceston is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Launceston are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Moores Hill Estate, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Entally House ©
Entally House
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door ©
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails and then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read St Helens online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Swansea.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St Columba Falls Reserve, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
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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

2
nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Ross Female Factory. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard and then kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Swansea travel route planner .

Drive from St Helens to Swansea in 2 hours. November in Swansea sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Orford.

Things to do in Swansea

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Ross Female Factory, Friendly Beaches, Ross Bridge
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Ross Female Factory ©
Ross Female Factory
Spring Vale Wines ©
Spring Vale Wines
Ross Bridge ©
Ross Bridge

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): let the kids burn off some steam at Tasmanian Bushland Garden and then kick back and relax at Raspins Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Orford trip planner.

You can drive from Swansea to Orford in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Orford can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Orford

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richmond, Copping Convict and Colonial Collection, Tasmanian Bushland Garden
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Tasmanian Bushland Garden ©
Tasmanian Bushland Garden
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach

2
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get outside with Henty Dunes, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then stroll through Ocean Beach. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Spion Kopf Lookout.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown tour builder .

Drive from Orford to Queenstown in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Strahan, West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
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Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel to Stanley.

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

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stop by Providore 24, stop by The Angel's Share, and then take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Stanley trip planner.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Lobster Ponds, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
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Lobster Ponds ©
Lobster Ponds
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

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