18 days in North West Tasmania & Launceston and North Tasmania Itinerary

18 days in North West Tasmania & Launceston and North Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Adelaide
Fly + Drive:  8 h
Arthur River
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
— 9 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Brisbane

Arthur River

Arthur River
For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Arthur River road trip tool.

Adelaide to Arthur River is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Arthur River. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Devonport.

Things to do in Arthur River

Wildlife Parks Scenic Drive
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Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area
Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area
Edge of the World ©
Edge of the World
Sumac Lookout ©
Sumac Lookout


Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Get out of town with these interesting Devonport side-trips: Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave, Mole Creek Caves, &more), Twelve Acre Wood (in Claude Road) and Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, stroll around The Tasmanian Arboretum, and take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Devonport trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Arthur River to Devonport takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Devonport are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Sheffield, Burnie, Gunns Plains, Ulverstone
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot ©
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves


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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, admire the sheer force of Liffey Falls, and do a tasting at Josef Chromy Cellar Door.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner.

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Longford, Beauty Point, George Town, Holm Oak Vineyards, Barnbougle Dunes
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World