16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania trip planner

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Ferry to Devonport, Drive to Launceston
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Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Binalong Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Devonport
— 1 day
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Launceston

— 2 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've now added Hot Air Balloon Tasmania to your itinerary. On the 14th (Tue), stroll through Cataract Gorge Reserve, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, and then enjoy unforgettable views with Hot Air Balloon Tasmania.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston road trip planner.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Launceston reach 17°C and lows reach 4°C. On the 16th (Thu), you'll travel to Binalong Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Binalong Bay

— 1 night
Binalong Bay is a small coastal town in north-east Tasmania, situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires. You've now added Bridestowe Lavender Estate to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Bridestowe Lavender Estate, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and then take in the pleasant sights at Bay of Fires.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Binalong Bay trip planner.

Getting from Launceston to Binalong Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Binalong Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Coles Bay

— 1 night
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.
On the 17th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Friendly Beaches, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For maps and other tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planner.

Drive from Binalong Bay to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Strahan

— 6 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nelson Falls and Henty Dunes. Explore Strahan's surroundings by going to Zeehan (Zeehan Rock Shop, Reece Dam, &more), Mt Donaldson (in Corinna) and Queenstown (Mount Jukes, Eric Thomas Galley Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls, and take some stellar pictures from Iron Blow Lookout.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Strahan road trip site.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Strahan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Overland Track and Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain, stroll through Devils @ Cradle, and hike along Crater Lake Circuit.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Devonport.

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

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Devonport

— 1 day
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, then browse for treasures at Reliquaire, then make a trip to Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft, and finally stroll through Lillico Beach Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Devonport travel route planner.

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Devonport are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Tasmania travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Art Museums · Mountains
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.