13 days in Launceston and North Tasmania & Burnie Itinerary

13 days in Launceston and North Tasmania & Burnie Itinerary

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Derby
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Burnie
— 6 nights
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Derby

— 2 nights
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails and Pepper Bush Adventures - Day Tours. Get in touch with nature at Bridport Walking Track and Mathinna Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Derby: Little Blue Lake (in South Mount Cameron) and Perth (Tasmania) (Ralphs Falls & Halls Falls). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Blue Tier, contemplate the long history of Chinese Heritage Mining Area, pause for some photo ops at Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings, and examine the collection at The Tin Dragon Interpretation Centre and Cafe.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Derby trip planner.

Launceston to Derby is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In October, daytime highs in Derby are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Derby

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Launceston

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and King Solomans Caves. Visiting Cataract Gorge Reserve and Hot Air Balloon Tasmania will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Wild Cave Tours) and Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and cruise the town with Hollybank Wilderness Adventures.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston journey site.

You can drive from Derby to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daytime highs in Launceston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Burnie.

Things to do in Launceston

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Burnie

— 6 nights
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Escape the urban bustle at Boat Harbour Beach and Penguin Observation Centre. Explore hidden gems such as Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden and Lillico Beach Conservation Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Table Cape Lighthouse (in Wynyard), Ulverstone (Leven Canyon, Leven River Cruises, &more) and Devonport (Murray's Day Out Tasmania & Mersey Bluff Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Fern Glade Reserve, don't miss a visit to Giant Penguin, let the kids burn off some steam at Burnie Park, and admire the sheer force of Guide Falls Reserve.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Burnie trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Burnie takes 2 hours. October in Burnie sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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