47 days in Tasmania Itinerary

47 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Richmond
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  15 min
7
Bellerive
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 min
8
Cambridge
— 12 nights
Drive:  15 min
9
Seven Mile Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
10
Orford
— 5 nights
Drive:  45 min
11
Swansea
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
12
Dolphin Sands
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
13
Adventure Bay, Bruny Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h
End: Brisbane

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley. On the next day, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston road trip site.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in September; daily highs in Launceston reach 17°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Beauty Point
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Waubs Bay Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Bicheno
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then explore the activities along Fortescue Bay, then get outside with Blow Hole, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Waterfall Bay, get outside with Tasman Arch, then get outside with Devil's Kitchen, and finally contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Eaglehawk Neck trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Highlights from your plan
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Tasman Arch ©
Tasman Arch

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): trek along Three Capes Track, then explore the activities along Stewarts Bay, and then get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Safety Cove Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Lime Bay State Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur driving holiday website.

Port Arthur is just a short distance from Eaglehawk Neck. In September, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Stewarts Bay ©
Stewarts Bay

2
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Richmond Gaol, learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoodoo Zoo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Oak Lodge. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Old Hobart Town Model Village, then look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co., then admire the landmark architecture of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, and finally take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Richmond travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Richmond takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Richmond are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Zoodoo Zoo ©
Zoodoo Zoo
Richmond Bridge ©
Richmond Bridge

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
Attractions like Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Kingston Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nutgrove Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner.

Hobart is just a short distance from Richmond. In October, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bellerive.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

2
nights
Bellerive

Bellerive ©
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Kangaroo Bluff Battery, then have fun at Far Out Play Centre, then get to know the fascinating history of Bellerive Village, and finally kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bellerive day trip planning site.

Bellerive is just a short distance from Hobart. In October, daytime highs in Bellerive are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Cambridge.

Things to do in Bellerive

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Shot Tower, 40th Anniversary of the Tasman Bridge Disaster, Far Out Play Centre
Highlights from your plan
Bellerive Village ©
Bellerive Village
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach
Far Out Play Centre ©
Far Out Play Centre

12
nights
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grote Reber Museum and Opossum Bay Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambridge online trip builder.

Cambridge is just a stone's throw from Bellerive. In October, daytime highs in Cambridge are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Seven Mile Beach.

Things to do in Cambridge

Parks Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Opossum Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Peter Rabbit Garden ©
The Peter Rabbit Garden
Opossum Bay Beach ©
Opossum Bay Beach
Grote Reber Museum ©
Grote Reber Museum

5
nights
Seven Mile Beach

Seven Mile Beach ©
Bring the kids along to Seven Mile Beach and Okines Beach.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Seven Mile Beach route builder.

Seven Mile Beach is just a stone's throw from Cambridge. In October in Seven Mile Beach, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off to Orford.

Things to do in Seven Mile Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sorell, Okines Beach, Roches Beach
Highlights from your plan
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Okines Beach ©
Okines Beach
Roches Beach
Roches Beach

5
nights
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Step out of Orford to go to Nugent and see Redbanks, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Maria Island National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Baptist Chuch, pause for some photo ops at Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial, and let the kids burn off some steam at Tasmanian Bushland Garden.

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

You can drive from Seven Mile Beach to Orford in an hour. In October in Orford, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. You will leave for Swansea on the 28th (Wed).

Things to do in Orford

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Buckland, Tasmania, Redbanks
Highlights from your plan
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Redbanks ©
Redbanks
Tasmanian Bushland Garden ©
Tasmanian Bushland Garden

4
nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Get out of town with these interesting Swansea side-trips: Ross (Tasmanian Wool Centre. & Four Corners of Ross). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, take in the views from Spiky Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at East Coast Heritage Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Swansea trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Orford to Swansea takes an hour. In October in Swansea, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. You will leave for Dolphin Sands on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Swansea

Museums Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Ross, Ross Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Tasmanian Wool Centre. ©
Tasmanian Wool Centre.
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard

3
nights
Dolphin Sands

Dolphin Sands ©
Dolphin Sands is known for parks and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oyster Shack.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dolphin Sands trip planning site.

Dolphin Sands is very close to Swansea. November in Dolphin Sands sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel to Adventure Bay.

Things to do in Dolphin Sands

Shopping Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack

2
nights
Adventure Bay, Bruny Island

Adventure Bay ©
Adventure Bay is the name of both a township and a geographical feature on the eastern side of Bruny Island, Tasmania. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Bruny National Park and then don't miss a visit to The Neck.

Start your trip to Adventure Bay by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dolphin Sands to Adventure Bay. In November in Adventure Bay, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adventure Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bruny Island
Highlights from your plan
The Neck ©
The Neck
South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Bruny Island Premium Wines ©
Bruny Island Premium Wines

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