25 days in Fingal, Avoca & Tasmania Itinerary

25 days in Fingal, Avoca & Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Fingal
— 3 nights
2
Avoca
— 4 nights
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
4
Kettering
— 1 night
5
Hobart
— 4 nights
6
Richmond
— 1 night
7
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
8
Longford
— 1 night
9
Launceston
— 3 nights
10
Devonport
— 1 night
11
Stanley
— 1 night

3
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Fingal

Fingal ©
Fingal is a rural locality of the Mornington Peninsula abutting Bass Strait along Gunnamatta Beach and lying between the suburbs of Rye and Cape Schanck. Get out of town with these interesting Fingal side-trips: Tyabb Packing House Antiques (in Tyabb), Werribee (Victoria State Rose Garden & Werribee Open Range Zoo) and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at The Enchanted Adventure Garden, trek along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, get in on the family fun at Boneo Discovery Park, and admire the striking features of Heronswood.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fingal attractions planner.

Melbourne to Fingal is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Fingal can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Avoca.

Things to do in Fingal

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Werribee, Tyabb Packing House Antiques, Cape Schanck Boardwalk, Main Ridge Estate, Heronswood
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Boneo Discovery Park ©
Boneo Discovery Park
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden

4
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Avoca

Avoca ©
Avoca is a town in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia, 71km north west of Ballarat. Get out of town with these interesting Avoca side-trips: Montara Winery (in Ararat), Halls Gap (Mount William (Mount Duwil), Halls Gap Zoo, &more) and The Pickers Market Stawell (in Stawell). Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Grampians National Park. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Mount Avoca.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Avoca trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Fingal to Avoca takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Avoca

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Halls Gap, Montara Winery, Grampians National Park, The Pickers Market Stawell
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Avoca ©
Mount Avoca
The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Halls Gap Zoo ©
Halls Gap Zoo

1
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Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), make a trip to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, and then hike along Three Capes Track.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur travel planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Avoca to Port Arthur. October in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Kettering.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

1
night
Kettering

Kettering ©
Kettering is a coastal town on the D'Entrecasteaux Channel (37 km south of Hobart) opposite Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Inverawe Native Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Refuge, look for gifts at Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate, then take in the exciting artwork at Woodbridge Art and Craft Gallery, then stop by Eco Emporium, and finally pause for some photo ops at Snug Bushfire Memorial.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kettering trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Kettering takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kettering are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Kettering

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Woodbridge, Snug Bushfire Memorial, Inverawe Native Gardens
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Inverawe Native Gardens ©
Inverawe Native Gardens
Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge
Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate ©
Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate

4
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
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.
On the 28th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), take some stellar pictures from Shot Tower, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kettering to Hobart takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Shot Tower
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market

1
night
Richmond

Richmond ©
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. On the 29th (Mon), take in the views from Richmond Bridge, then stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally don't miss a visit to Epsom House.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Richmond trip planner.

Richmond is very close to Hobart. October in Richmond sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Richmond

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Epsom House, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Richmond Bridge ©
Richmond Bridge
Epsom House ©
Epsom House

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Coles Bay

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.
When in Coles Bay, make a side trip to see East Coast Natureworld in Bicheno, approximately Bicheno away. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Friendly Beaches, and take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Richmond to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Longford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

1
night
Longford

Longford ©
Longford is a town in the northern midlands of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, take in nature's colorful creations at National Rose Garden, then steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, and finally hunt for treasures at Evandale Sunday Market.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Longford journey planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Longford in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Longford

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Evandale Sunday Market
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Evandale Sunday Market ©
Evandale Sunday Market

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Launceston

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 Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, indulge your taste buds at Entally House, and walk around City Park.

Make your Launceston itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Launceston is just a short distance from Longford. November in Launceston sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Holm Oak Vineyards
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

1
night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach, then take in breathtaking views at Leven Canyon, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Turners Beach Berry Patch.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Devonport trip itinerary app.

Getting from Launceston to Devonport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November in Devonport, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Leven Canyon, Turners Beach Berry Patch
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Leven Canyon ©
Leven Canyon
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch

1
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Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for gifts at Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones, view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, stop by Providore 24, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then meet the residents at Stanley Seaquarium, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Stanley journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Devonport to Stanley takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones ©
Sticks & Stones Shells & Bones

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