33 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 1 day
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Dodges Ferry
— 1 night
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 night
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Richmond
— 1 night
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Coles Bay
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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St Helens
— 3 nights
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 day
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Queenstown
— 1 day
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Devonport
— 16 nights
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Strahan
— 1 night
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Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
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Mount Field National Park
— 2 nights
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Dodges Ferry
— 1 night
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Hobart
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Hobart — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart itinerary planner.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Hobart at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dodges Ferry.
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Dodges Ferry — 1 night

Dodges Ferry is a small township on the eastern side of the entrance to Pittwater in south eastern Tasmania, Australia. To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dodges Ferry tour planner.

Drive from Hobart to Dodges Ferry in an hour. In October in Dodges Ferry, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. You'll set off for Eaglehawk Neck on the 6th (Thu).
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Eaglehawk Neck — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Coal Mines Historic Site. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Dog Line and then steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Eaglehawk Neck trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Dodges Ferry to Eaglehawk Neck takes an hour. In October in Eaglehawk Neck, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Richmond.
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Richmond — 1 night

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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then look for gifts at Tasting House - Coal River Valley Wine Tours, and finally snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Richmond itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Eaglehawk Neck to Richmond in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Richmond, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.
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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.
For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for Port Arthur on the 8th (Sat).
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Port Arthur — 2 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.
Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Arthur trip planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for St Helens.
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St Helens — 3 nights

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.
To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our St Helens journey planning app.

Getting from Port Arthur to St Helens by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Port Arthur in October, St Helens is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park — 1 day

A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 13th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Cradle Mountain.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park itinerary builder app.

You can drive from St Helens to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Queenstown.
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Queenstown — 1 day

The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Horsetail Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls, and finally take some stellar pictures from Iron Blow Lookout.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Queenstown travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Queenstown takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Devonport.
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Devonport — 16 nights

Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mosaic Pathway (in Sheffield), Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh) and Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave, Mole Creek Caves, &more). The adventure continues: Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, and meet the residents at Seahorse World.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Devonport road trip planning app.

You can drive from Queenstown to Devonport in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Devonport are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Strahan.
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Strahan — 1 night

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 31st (Mon), examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Strahan trip maker tool.

You can drive from Devonport to Strahan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Derwent Bridge.
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Derwent Bridge — 1 night

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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness and then get great views at King William Saddle. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Franklin River Nature Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap, and then identify plant and animal life at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Derwent Bridge trip planner.

Drive from Strahan to Derwent Bridge in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Mount Field National Park.
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Mount Field National Park — 2 nights

On the 2nd (Wed), admire the sheer force of Russell Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tall Trees Walk, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Field National Park journey maker website.

Drive from Derwent Bridge to Mount Field National Park in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mount Field National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Dodges Ferry.
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Dodges Ferry — 1 night

Bangor Vineyard Shed has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): indulge your senses at Bangor Vineyard Shed, then walk around Tasman National Park, then head outdoors with Tasman Arch, and finally head outdoors with Devil's Kitchen.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dodges Ferry travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Mount Field National Park to Dodges Ferry in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hobart.
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Hobart — 2 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Dodges Ferry to Hobart in an hour. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Sun).
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Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Mountains · Art Museums
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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Freycinet travel guide

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Trails · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gift & Specialty Shops
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.

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