33 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
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Bridport
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St Helens
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Bicheno
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Coles Bay
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Port Arthur
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Eaglehawk Neck
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Richmond
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Berriedale
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Kettering
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Geeveston
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Hobart
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New Norfolk
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Brighton
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Strahan
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Queenstown
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Waratah
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Gunns Plains
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Burnie
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Arthur River
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Stanley
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Devonport
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Sheffield
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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Launceston — 3 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Low Head Penguin Tours (in Low Head) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and get great views at Brady's Lookout.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston online day trip planner.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in October: highs in Launceston hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bridport.
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Bridport — 2 nights

Bridport is a small town on the north-east coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): play a few rounds at Barnbougle Dunes and then tee off at Lost Farm Barnbougle Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): stop by Bridestowe Lavender Estate, do a tasting at Pipers Brook Vineyard, and then hike along Bridport Walking Track.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bridport day trip app.

You can drive from Launceston to Bridport in an hour. October in Bridport sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to St Helens.
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St Helens — 1 night

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 13th (Thu): experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy, stop by The Shop in the Bush, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then learn about all things military at Mainly Maritime Museum (Warship & Marine Corps Museum), and finally browse the exhibits of East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read St Helens planning site.

Traveling by car from Bridport to St Helens takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bicheno.
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Bicheno — 2 nights

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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and finally see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Whalers Lookout, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then explore the galleries of Waubs Bay Gallery, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with Sea-All Fishing and Marine Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bicheno travel planner.

You can drive from St Helens to Bicheno in an hour. October in Bicheno sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coles Bay: Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook) and Swansea (Kate's Berry Farm & Spiky Bridge). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Mt Amos Climb, stop by Melshell Oyster Shack, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip maker site.

Coles Bay is just a stone's throw from Bicheno. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur — 2 nights

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 19th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site and then hike along Three Capes Track. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, contemplate the long history of Government Farm, then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. October in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.
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Eaglehawk Neck — 2 nights

On the 21st (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then get outside with Tasman Arch, and then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay, step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tessellated Pavement.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck travel itinerary planner.

Eaglehawk Neck is very close to Port Arthur. In October, daytime highs in Eaglehawk Neck are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Richmond.
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Richmond — 2 nights

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 23rd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Richmond Gaol, browse for treasures at Warwick Oakman Antiques, then look for gifts at The Gift of Wildlife, then see the interesting displays at Old Hobart Town Model Village, and finally take in the views from Richmond Bridge. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoodoo Zoo, then do a tasting at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, then do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard, and finally contemplate the long history of Oak Lodge.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Richmond trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Eaglehawk Neck to Richmond by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Richmond, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Berriedale.
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Berriedale — 1 night

Berriedale is a suburb in the northern suburbs of Hobart, capital of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Claremont House, then admire the engineering at Risdon Brook Reservoir, and then have fun at Crocs Playcentre Derwent Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Berriedale travel itinerary planner.

Berriedale is very close to Richmond. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kettering.
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Kettering

Kettering is a coastal town on the D'Entrecasteaux Channel (37 km south of Hobart) opposite Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia. For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kettering trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Berriedale to Kettering by car takes about an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Kettering can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 25th (Tue), you're off to Geeveston.
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Geeveston

A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Geeveston trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Kettering to Geeveston in an hour. October in Geeveston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will leave for Hobart on the 25th (Tue).
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Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hobart route planner.

Traveling by car from Geeveston to Hobart takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Hobart are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to New Norfolk.
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New Norfolk

New Norfolk is a town on the Derwent River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Norfolk trip website.

Traveling by car from Hobart to New Norfolk takes an hour. October in New Norfolk sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. You'll set off for Brighton on the 25th (Tue).
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Brighton — 1 day

On the 26th (Wed), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old Kempton Distillery, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then don't miss a visit to Epsom House.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brighton trip itinerary planner.

Brighton is just a short distance from New Norfolk. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Strahan.
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Strahan — 1 day

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Strahan journey maker tool.

Getting from Brighton to Strahan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Queenstown.
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Queenstown — 2 nights

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 28th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jukes, explore the activities along Franklin River Nature Trail, admire the sheer force of Nelson Falls, then take in the waterfront at Horsetail Falls, and finally get great views at Iron Blow Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Queenstown Railway Station, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Spion Kop Lookout, then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown trip app.

You can drive from Strahan to Queenstown in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Waratah.
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Waratah — 1 night

Waratah is a town in western Tasmania adjacent to Savage River National Park. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Hellyer Gorge, steep yourself in history at Kenworthys Stamper Mill, then take in the dramatic scenery at Philosopher Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Waratah Falls.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Waratah road trip app.

Drive from Queenstown to Waratah in 1.5 hours. In October in Waratah, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gunns Plains.
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Gunns Plains — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park and then explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gunns Plains trip itinerary website.

Getting from Waratah to Gunns Plains by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. When traveling from Waratah in October, plan for little chillier days in Gunns Plains, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. You will leave for Burnie on the 1st (Tue).
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Burnie — 2 nights

Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. On the 2nd (Wed), let little ones run wild at Penguin Foreshore, then make a trip to Giant Penguin, then look for all kinds of wild species at Fern Glade Reserve, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Penguin Observation Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, examine the collection at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, and then take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Burnie online route planner.

Traveling by car from Gunns Plains to Burnie takes an hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gunns Plains in November: highs in Burnie hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Arthur River.
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Arthur River — 2 nights

On the 4th (Fri), cruise along The Tarkine Drive, then make a trip to Edge of the World, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, get great views at Sumac Lookout, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Arthur River online trip planner.

You can drive from Burnie to Arthur River in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Stanley.
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Stanley — 2 nights

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then stop by The Angel's Share, and finally explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Stanley Seaquarium, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Dip River Forest Reserve.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Stanley using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arthur River to Stanley takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Devonport.
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Devonport

Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Devonport route maker site.

You can drive from Stanley to Devonport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Devonport, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. You'll set off for Sheffield on the 7th (Mon).
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Sheffield

Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Plan a trip to Sheffield easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Sheffield is just a stone's throw from Devonport. In November in Sheffield, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), you're off to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park travel route site.

You can drive from Sheffield to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 2.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 7th (Mon).
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Tasmania travel guide

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Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.
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