32 days in Tasmania Itinerary

32 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Fly to Hobart, Ferry to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
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Drive to Bruny, Ferry to Kettering, Drive to Hobart
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Hobart
— 6 nights
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Port Arthur
— 5 nights
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Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive
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Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive
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Strahan
— 3 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
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Bruny Island — 1 night

Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
On the 1st (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Bruny Island Quarantine Station, identify plant and animal life at Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve, and then identify plant and animal life at The Neck. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Inala Jurassic Garden, then examine the collection at Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration, then stroll through Fluted Cape Trail, and finally stop by Bruny Island Providore.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bruny Island online road trip planner.

Brisbane to Bruny Island is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in October: high temperatures in Bruny Island hover around 20°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hobart.
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Hobart — 6 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Raptor Refuge (in Kettering) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 4th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. October in Hobart sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman Arch, Waterfall Bay, &more) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park, see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania, and take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Port Arthur trip simple and quick.

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 5 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Bicheno (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Bicheno Blowhole), Spiky Bridge (in Swansea) and St Helens (Priory Ridge, Serpentarium Wildlife Park Tasmania, &more). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and go for a walk through Cape Tourville Circuit Walk.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay holiday maker.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.
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Launceston — 5 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 Launceston's surroundings by going to Loira Vines (in Sidmouth), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Low Head (Low Head Penguin Tours & The Low Head Lighthouse). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, walk around City Park, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston journey planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Launceston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Stanley.
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Stanley — 3 nights

Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Stanley side-trips: Wynyard (Table Cape Tulip Farm, Fossil Bluff, &more) and Burnie (Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden & Guide Falls Reserve). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, stop by Providore 24, and make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Stanley online travel route planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Stanley, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Strahan.
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Strahan — 3 nights

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strahan: Iron Blow Lookout (in Gormanston), Queenstown (Mount Jukes, Kelly Basin, &more) and Zeehan Rock Shop (in Zeehan). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, explore the fascinating landscape at Henty Dunes, and see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Strahan trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Stanley to Strahan in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, hike along Marion's Lookout Walk, get a dose of the wild on Cradle Mountain Canyons, and admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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