16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Devonport
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Binalong Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Bus to Kettering Ferry Terminal, Ferry Rd, Ferry to Bruny, Taxi to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 3 nights
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Drive to Bruny, Ferry to Kettering, Drive to Strahan
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Strahan
— 3 nights
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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.
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Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Devonport, with lows of 7°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 3 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain, admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, and identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Devonport to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Binalong Bay.

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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Binalong Bay

— 3 nights
Binalong Bay is a small coastal town in north-east Tasmania, situated at the southern end of the Bay of Fires. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Bay of Fires, stroll through Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and then relax and rejuvenate at Aloha Dreaming Massage.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Binalong Bay trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Binalong Bay in 4.5 hours. April in Binalong Bay sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Binalong Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Beaches

Side Trips

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 8th (Thu), head outdoors with Tasman Arch, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, then explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement, and finally pause for some photo ops at Dog Line. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, see the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, and then trek along Three Capes Track.

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Drive from Binalong Bay to Port Arthur in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bruny Island

— 3 nights
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Bruny National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruny Island tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of bus, ferry, and taxi from Port Arthur to Bruny Island takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for Strahan.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Strahan

— 3 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Get out of town with these interesting Strahan side-trips: Queenstown (Horsetail Falls & Nelson Falls), Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston) and Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and kick back and relax at Ocean Beach.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Strahan trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Strahan takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Devonport.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Devonport

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, then don't miss a visit to Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft, and then walk around The Tasmanian Arboretum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Devonport driving holiday planner.

Drive from Strahan to Devonport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Museums

Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · 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.