Tasmania Island Road Trip Planner

If you want to take a Tasmania road trip, this article is for you which certain the best attractions for a trip plan for at least two weeks.

Before You Take Action

Perfect 7 Day Tasmania Driving Holi...
Perfect 7 Day Tasmania Driving Holiday

I must say that I haven’t been to every attraction on this road. So here I just tried some practical recommendations for road trips by my friends & residents and wrote itineraries using my experience as suggestions.

You don’t need to follow my whole plan; arrange it, add and remove some places in your mind and consider your limited day & budget. So, hopefully, you will enjoy a fun fill & unforgettable road trip of your own!

Tasmania Drive Route Map Overview

Tasmania drive route map Australia
Tasmania drive route map

Tasmania is a famous island called “little New Zealand. “Because it has sure lots of natural attractions & wildlife which are so beautiful & stunning just like travel in New Zealand.

I was working & living on a working holiday visa in Tasmania for two half months. What a beautiful lifestyle that feels fresh in each breath with clean air. Also, saw a lot of wildlife like penguins & sea lions, and enjoyed most galaxy sky every night, which is so different from living in mainland Australia.

Above all, feel whole fresh with each breath while arriving on this island—much famous for foreign travelers & backpackers.

How Many Kilometers Is This Route?

In the top pic, you see it’s 1433 km for the route if you take all these places, but it’s not only one route. Ensure what areas you want to go to buy the attractions list (See below paragraphs) to take a road trip in Tasmania.

Tab these places on the Google Map, over a 1,000 km long trip through many beautiful attractions. Therefore, more small businesses like lookouts & platforms can add to your plan so that the drive trip can extend or shorten.

How Many Days Are Best For A Road Trip?

It doesn’t have specific answers. It just depends on what places you want to go. Set two weeks for a road trip vacation, even one month as you can. Trust me, Tasmania is an island that has many natural attractions that many travelers love to take a trip at least for two weeks. Because they want to enjoy the whole cleaning air, slow drive around the island, fishing at a clean river, etc. The Tasmania trip is relaxing & chilling out for people, great worth!

The heart-shaped island of Tasmania has the most natural and beautiful sights, just like if you go to New Zealand if you can’t go.

I recommend you rent a car and participate in a tour group instead. Similarly, you have to arrange your attractions. However, as mentioned in the previous paragraph, you don’t have to hurry for at least one week.

So then the list of attractions is for you.

But, I must first say that I have not been to every attraction. I just tried to recommend some more worthwhile attractions which may be familiar to you. And the advice itinerary I gave, you don’t have to do it all, because you can’t drive as long as I can, you can follow this route at your own pace. Finally, you must carefully consider your limited vacation time. There is beautiful scenery on this road, so enjoy this trip.

Best Attractions in Tasmania

All start from arrival in Devonport; if you take the ferry, check what places in this list.

  • The Nut
  • Cradle Mountain (Dove Lake Boatshed, Marion’s Lookout, Glacier Rock)
  • Tasmazia & The Village Of Lower Crackpot
  • King Solomons Cave
  • Marakoopa Cave
  • Bridestowe Lavender Estate

Check 36+ Attractions in Tasmania>>

Best way to Tasmania?

Rent your car and then take a cruise. Tasmania’s cruise ships offer large vehicles for delivery at different prices. If you want to know the current price, visit their official website.

In addition, you can experience a variety of facilities onboard, with exquisite restaurants and dishes, alcoholic coffee, the best view of the sea, and TV game instruments for children.

The cruise takes at least 12 hours and provides two flights a day. If you are on board in the morning, it will be ashore in the evening. If you are on board at night, staying overnight on the boat is necessary. Tasmania Cruises offers Different room types for you. You can even order only the overnight seat and bring a blanket.

When I was a backpacker, I finished a farm job in Tasmania, sold my car, and took a ferry back to Melbourne. My friend was waiting for me to start our road trip around Australia.

14 Days Itinerary Tasmania Island Road Trip

Here are two weeks (14 days) itinerary for the Tasmania road trip. I started from Devonport while the ferry arrived.

Day 1 – Devonport to Stanley

The Nut Stanley Tasmania Australia
The Nut in Stanley Tasmania Australia
  • Estimated Distance – 126 km
  • Estimated Drive Time – 1 hr 35 min

>>Get Navigation on Google Map

In this part route, you have these places drive-through:

  • Devonport Port (Spirit of Tasmania ferry arrive)
  • Burnie
  • Stanley

Go to The Nut, stay over in Stanley.

Day 2 – Stanley to Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain Tasmania Australia
Cradle Mountain Tasmania Australia
  • Estimated Distance – 184 km
  • Estimated Drive Time – 2 hr 22 min

>>Get Navigation on Google Map

In this part route, you have these places walkthrough:

  • Dove Lake Boatshed
  • Marion’s Lookout
  • Glacier Rock, Truganini Track

Go to Cradle Mountain, visit Dove Lake Boatshed, Marion’s Lookout, Glacier Rock, and stay the night near Cradle Mountain.

Day 3 – Cradle Mountain Around

Cradle Mountain Tasmania Australia
Cradle Mountain Tasmania Australia
  • Estimated Distance – 114 km
  • Estimated Drive Time – 1 hr 54 min

>>Get Navigation on Google Map

In this part route, you have these places drive-through:

  • Tasmazia & The Village Of Lower Crackpot
  • Marakoopa Cave
  • King Solomons Cave
  • Alum Cliffs Lookout, Alum Cliffs Track

Visit Tasmazia & The Village Of Lower Crackpot, or visit Marakoopa Cave or King Solomons Cave. Then, hiking at Alum Cliffs Lookout.

Day 4 – Cradle Mountain to Launceston

Cataract Gorge Reserve Tasmania Australia
Cataract Gorge Reserve Tasmania Australia
  • Estimated Distance – 192 km
  • Estimated Drive Time – 3 hr

>>Get Navigation on Google Map

In this part route, you have these places drive-through:

This day’s tour extends from yesterday to today. Visit Cataract Gorge Reserve and stay over in Launceston.

Day 5 – Launceston to Binalong Bay

Bay of Fires Tasmania Australia
Bay of Fires Tasmania Australia
  • Estimated Distance – 209 km
  • Estimated Drive Time – 3 hr 40 min

>>Get Navigation on Google Map

In this part route, you have these places drive-through:

  • Bridestowe Lavender Farm
  • Little blue lake
  • Bay of Fires
  • Binalong Bay

Visit Bridestowe Lavender Farm, then Little Blue Lake, Bay of Fires, and stay in Binalong Bay.

Day 6 – Binalong Bay to Freycinet National Park

Wineglass Bay Tasmania Australia
Wineglass Bay Tasmania Australia
  • Estimated Distance – 131 km
  • Estimated Drive Time – 2 hr

>>Get Navigation on Google Map

In this part route, you have these places drive-through:

  • Bicheno Blowhole
  • Honeymoon Bay
  • Wineglass Bay

Drive through Bicheno Blowhole, visit Honeymoon Bay, and Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park.

Day 7 – Freycinet National Park to Port Arthur

Maria Island Tasmania Australia
Maria Island Tasmania Australia
  • Estimated Distance – 208 km
  • Estimated Drive Time – 3 hr 12 min

>>Get Navigation on Google Map

In this part route, you have these places drive-through:

  • Encounter Maria Island
  • Tessellated Pavement
  • Blow Hole
  • Tasman Arch
  • Devils Kitchen
  • Waterfall bay lookout

Take the ferry to Maria Island from The Maria Island Ferry, then visit Tessellated Pavement, Blow Hole, Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen, and Waterfall bay lookout. Finally, stay over near Port Arthur.

Day 8 – Port Arthur to Tasman Island

Port Arthur Tasmania Australia
Port Arthur, Tasmania Australia
  • Estimated Distance – 42 km
  • Estimated Drive Time – 50 min

>>Get Navigation on Google Map

In this part route, you have these places drive-through:

  • Port Arthur
  • Tasman Island Cruises
  • Maingon Bay Lookout

Tour Port Arthur, then book a tour of Tasman Island Cruises, which takes you on to trip around Tasman Island to have a look. Stay over near Port Arthur. If sea tide is low, consider visiting Maingon Bay Lookout.

Day 9 – Port Arthur to Hobart City

Wellington Mountain Tasmania Australia
Wellington Mountain Tasmania Australia
  • Estimated Distance – 118 km
  • Estimated Drive Time – 2 hr

>>Get Navigation on Google Map

In this part route, you have these places drive-through:

  • Hobart
  • Mount Wellington

Go to Hobart for a city tour, go to Wellington Mountain, enjoy the expansive view, and stay in Hobart.

Day 10 – Hobart City to Bruny Island

The Neck Lookout Bruny Island Tasmania Australia
The Neck Lookout Bruny Island Tasmania Australia
  • Estimated Distance – 97 km
  • Estimated Drive Time – 2 hr 10 min

>>Get Navigation on Google Map

In this part route, you have these places drive-through:

  • Bruny Island
  • The Neck Lookout
  • Cape Bruny Lighthouse

Go to Bruny Island by ferry, visit The Neck Lookout, Bruny Island Lighthouse. Then back to Tasmania or stay on Bruny Island and enjoy the starry night sky.

Day 11 – Bruny Island to Huonville

Tahune Adventure Tasmania Australia
Tahune Adventure Tasmania Australia
  • Estimated Distance – 213 km
  • Estimated Drive Time – 4 hr 10 min

>>Get Navigation on Google Map

In this part route, you have these places drive-through:

  • Huonville
  • Tahune Adventures
  • Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs

Drive through Huonville to Tahune Adventures Tasmania, stay over near Huonville.

Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs is an optional trip while you finish Tahune Adventures Tasmania.

Day 12 – Huonville to Gordon Dam

Gordon Dam Tasmania Australia
Gordon Dam Tasmania Australia
  • Estimated Distance – 214 km
  • Estimated Drive Time – 3 hr 30 min

>>Get Navigation on Google Map

In this part route, you have these places drive-through:

  • Hobart
  • Horseshoe Falls
  • Russell Falls Creek Track
  • Southwest
  • Gordon Dam
  • Hobart

Go to Mount Field National Park (Horseshoe Falls, Russell Falls), then go to Lake Pedder Lookout & Gordon Dam.

Day 13 – Gordon Dam to Devonport

Ross Tasmania Australia
Ross Tasmania Australia
  • Estimated Distance – 411 km
  • Estimated Drive Time – 5 hr 10 min

>>Get Navigation on Google Map

In this part route, you have these places drive-through:

  • Ross
  • Launceston
  • Devonport

Go back to Devonport through Ross, visit the beautiful bridge & vanilla cake, arrive at Devonport, and take the ferry back to Melbourne. And your ticket time might be 7 pm, or the next day 9 am.

Day 14 – Ferry Back Melbourne

Spirit of Tasmania Ferry Tasmania Australia
Spirit of Tasmania Ferry
  • Estimated Distance – 442 km
  • Estimated Drive Time – 12 hr (Just on Ferry)

>>Get Navigation on Google Map

Take the ferry back to Melbourne at 9:00 am. Make sure you have a booking ticket early before your trip to Tasmania. What a beautiful Tasmania with many stunning attractions worth a trip, as long as you ensure access to Tasmania Ferry & your camper van. And now, check the ferry schedule, and take action.

Want to know more attractions?

Check 36+ Attractions in Tasmania>>

Conclusion

I hope you enjoy this road trip, and you already know the best route for the Tasmania road trip. Now, get your belongings ready, get food and a map, turn on your car engine and start it! 

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