15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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15 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Devonport
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bridport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Swansea
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Bothwell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Miena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Deloraine
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Smithton
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Queenstown
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
12
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
13
Strathgordon
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
14
Huonville
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
15
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne


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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 20th (Sat): stop by Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts, relax in the rural setting at Turners Beach Berry Patch, and then kick back and relax at Coles Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Devonport road trip site .

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Devonport reach 19°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts, Turners Beach Berry Patch
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip maker site .

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Bridport.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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Bridport

Bridport ©
Bridport is a small town on the north-east coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 22nd (Mon), do a tasting at Pipers Brook Vineyard and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bridport Walking Track.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bridport trip planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Bridport in 1.5 hours. October in Bridport sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Bridport

Outdoors Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Pipers Brook Vineyard
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Bridport Walking Track ©
Bridport Walking Track
Pipers Brook Vineyard ©
Pipers Brook Vineyard

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St Helens

St Helens ©
On the 23rd (Tue), browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then do a tasting at Priory Ridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read St Helens trip planning site .

Drive from Bridport to St Helens in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Priory Ridge ©
Priory Ridge

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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 24th (Wed): kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coles Bay Jetty, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay day trip app .

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Freycinet
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

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Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Kate's Berry Farm, then steep yourself in history at Spiky Bridge, then let little ones run wild at Melshell Oysters, and finally do a tasting at Milton Vineyard.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Swansea trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Coles Bay to Swansea by car takes about an hour. October in Swansea sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bothwell.

Things to do in Swansea

Outdoors Wineries Historic Sites
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Melshell Oysters ©
Melshell Oysters
Kate's Berry Farm ©
Kate's Berry Farm
Milton Vineyard ©
Milton Vineyard

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Bothwell

Bothwell ©
Bothwell, Tasmania is a small town with a population at the 2011 census of 391. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): play a few rounds at Ratho Golf Course and then examine the collection at Australasian Golf Museum.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bothwell road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Swansea to Bothwell takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Miena.

Things to do in Bothwell

Golf Outdoors Museums
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Ratho Golf Course ©
Ratho Golf Course

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Miena

Miena ©
Miena is a small town by the Great Lake in the Central Highlands of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Waddamana Power Station Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Miena vacation planner.

You can drive from Bothwell to Miena in an hour. October in Miena sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Deloraine.

Things to do in Miena

Museums

Side Trip

Waddamana Power Station Museum
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Waddamana Power Station Museum ©
Waddamana Power Station Museum

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Deloraine

Deloraine
Deloraine is a municipality on the Meander River, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Deloraine online visit planner .

Getting from Miena to Deloraine by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Deloraine can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You will leave for Smithton on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Deloraine

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Smithton

Smithton ©
Smithton is a town on the far north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, look for gifts at Providore 24, and then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

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Traveling by car from Deloraine to Smithton takes 2.5 hours. In October in Smithton, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Smithton

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Stanley
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

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Queenstown

Queenstown ©
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 29th (Mon): examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Iron Blow Lookout, and then admire the sheer force of Nelson Falls.

For maps and more tourist information, read Queenstown trip planner.

Traveling by car from Smithton to Queenstown takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Queenstown

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Iron Blow Lookout
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
Iron Blow Lookout ©
Iron Blow Lookout

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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 30th (Tue): stop by Wilderness Woodworks, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Strahan online travel route planner .

Drive from Queenstown to Strahan in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Strathgordon.

Things to do in Strahan

Nature Parks Shopping
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Hogarth Falls ©
Hogarth Falls
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Wilderness Woodworks ©
Wilderness Woodworks

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Strathgordon

Strathgordon
To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Strathgordon route website .

You can drive from Strahan to Strathgordon in 5 hours. You'll set off for Huonville on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Strathgordon

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Huonville

Huonville ©
Huonville is a town on the Huon River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): appreciate the history behind Snug Bushfire Memorial, stop by Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate, and then explore the stunning scenery at Pelverata Falls Track.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Huonville trip planner.

You can drive from Strathgordon to Huonville in 3 hours. October in Huonville sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Huonville

Nature Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate, Snug Bushfire Memorial
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Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate ©
Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate

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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.
Get outdoors at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Mona, kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and look for gifts at Brunacci Avalon Market.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner .

Drive from Huonville to Hobart in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art, Bellerive Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach

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