33 days in Tasmania Itinerary

33 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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33 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive + ferry:  20​h 15​min
1
Devonport
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Derwent Bridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
New Norfolk
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Orford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
12
Deloraine
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
13
Derby
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
14
Bridport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
15
Devonport
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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Devonport

Devonport ©
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 28th (Thu): examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Devonport attractions planner .

Sydney to Devonport is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Devonport to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Devonport

Museums

Side Trip

House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate
Highlights from your plan
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©

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Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Stanley side-trips: Arthur River (Edge of the World & The Tarkine Drive) and Wynyard (Table Cape Lighthouse Experience & Boat Harbour Beach). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, look for gifts at The Angel's Share, and contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Stanley route planner.

Getting from Devonport to Stanley by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November in Stanley, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Arthur River, Wynyard, The Arty Duck
Highlights from your plan
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Barn Bluff.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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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 5th (Thu): head outdoors with Henty Dunes, then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Iron Blow Lookout and then take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Strahan trip app .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Iron Blow Lookout, West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©

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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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Derwent Bridge online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Strahan to Derwent Bridge in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to New Norfolk.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ratho Golf Course, Nelson Falls
Highlights from your plan
Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness
Ratho Golf Course ©
Ratho Golf Course

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New Norfolk

New Norfolk ©
New Norfolk is a town on the Derwent River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls, admire the sheer force of Russell Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Dobson. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Shene Tasmania and then trek along Tahune Forest AirWalk.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New Norfolk trip website .

You can drive from Derwent Bridge to New Norfolk in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Port Arthur.

Things to do in New Norfolk

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Field National Park, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Shene Tasmania
Highlights from your plan
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Shene Tasmania ©
Shene Tasmania

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Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, stroll through Fortescue Bay, and then explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from New Norfolk to Port Arthur takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. On the 14th (Sat), let the kids burn off some steam at Tasmanian Bushland Garden, experience rural life at Twamley Farm, then get great views at Three Thumbs Lookout, then learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard, and finally kick back and relax at Raspins Beach.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Orford road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Orford takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trip

Buckland
Highlights from your plan
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach
Twamley Farm ©
Twamley Farm
Tasmanian Bushland Garden ©
Tasmanian Bushland Garden

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay road trip app .

You can drive from Orford to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Bicheno
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, take in the exciting artwork at Suncoast Gallery, then learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally admire the sheer force of Halls Falls.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the St Helens itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In December in St Helens, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Halls Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

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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.
Bring the kids along to Seahorse World and Tasmania Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Platypus House (in Beauty Point). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, walk around City Park, snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston road trip website .

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Deloraine.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Holm Oak Vineyards, Honey Tasmania - The Beehive, Woolmers Estate, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Tasmania Zoo ©
Tasmania Zoo
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve

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Deloraine

Deloraine ©
Deloraine is a town on the Meander River, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, then explore the striking landscape at Alum Cliffs, then relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Deloraine Creative Studios. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Liffey Falls and then explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Deloraine online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Deloraine takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Derby.

Things to do in Deloraine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, Alum Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave

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Derby

Derby ©
Derby ) is a small Australian town located in the northeast of Tasmania.The area had been surveyed in 1855, but was not settled until 1874, when George Renison Bell discovered tin in the area. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve, then take a peaceful walk through Blue Tier, and finally explore the striking landscape at Little Blue Lake.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Derby road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Deloraine to Derby takes 2 hours. In December in Derby, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bridport.

Things to do in Derby

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, St Columba Falls Reserve, Little Blue Lake, Blue Tier
Highlights from your plan
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails
Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings ©
Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings
Little Blue Lake ©
Little Blue Lake

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Bridport

Bridport ©
Bridport is a small town on the north-east coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): do a tasting at Jansz Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Barnbougle Dunes, then steep yourself in history at Bridestowe Lavender Estate, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Little Rivers Brewing Co.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bridport trip planner.

You can drive from Derby to Bridport in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Bridport are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Bridport

Outdoors Golf Wineries

Side Trips

Pipers Brook, Little Rivers Brewing Co, Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Highlights from your plan
Pipers Brook Vineyard ©
Pipers Brook Vineyard
Delamere Vineyards ©
Delamere Vineyards
Bridestowe Lavender Estate ©
Bridestowe Lavender Estate

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Devonport

Devonport ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, then don't miss a visit to Mosaic Pathway, then Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, and finally see the interesting displays at Don River Railway. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, then admire the masterpieces at Makers Workshop, then take in nature's colorful creations at Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Avenue.

You can plan Devonport trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Bridport to Devonport takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Burnie, Sheffield, Gunns Plains Caves
Highlights from your plan
Makers Workshop ©
Makers Workshop
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

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