31 days in Mount Waverley & Tasmania Itinerary

31 days in Mount Waverley & Tasmania Itinerary

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Fly to Melbourne International Airport, Drive to Mount Waverley
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Mount Waverley
— 1 night
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Devonport
Drive
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Sheffield
— 1 night
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Bus
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Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Queenstown
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mount Field National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 2 nights
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Taxi to Bruny, Ferry to Kettering Ferry Terminal, Ferry Rd, Bus to Port Arthur
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Swansea
— 2 nights
Drive
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Launceston
— 1 night
Drive
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Devonport
— 5 nights
Fly to Melbourne International Airport, Drive to Mount Waverley
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Mount Waverley
— 2 nights
Drive to Melbourne International Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport

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Mount Waverley

— 1 night
To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Waverley trip planner.

Sydney to Mount Waverley is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Mount Waverley to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 15°C. You will leave for Devonport on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Mount Waverley

Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

Devonport

Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Devonport road trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Waverley to Devonport. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mount Waverley in December: high temperatures in Devonport hover around 25°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sheffield.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Sheffield

— 1 night
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sheffield itinerary app.

Sheffield is just a short distance from Devonport. December in Sheffield sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 24th (Thu), you're off to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

— 4 nights
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Take a break from the city and head to Dove Lake Circuit and Devils @ Cradle. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Cradle Mountain Canyons, explore the activities along Lake St. Clair, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crater Lake Circuit.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sheffield to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 2.5 hours. On the 28th (Mon), you're off to Strahan.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:

Strahan

— 2 nights
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 29th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, stop by Zeehan Rock Shop, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then head outdoors with Henty Dunes, and finally make a trip to Spray Tunnel.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Strahan trip maker.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Queenstown

— 2 nights
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls, then delve into the lush surroundings at Franklin River Nature Trail, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, hike along Kelly Basin, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jukes, then take in the waterfront at Horsetail Falls, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Spion Kop Lookout.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Queenstown trip builder app.

You can drive from Strahan to Queenstown in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Mount Field National Park

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Maydena Bike Park, admire the sheer force of Lady Barron Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Horseshoe Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Tarn Shelf, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Dobson, then take in the dramatic scenery at Russell Falls, and finally identify plant and animal life at Tall Trees Walk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mount Field National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Mount Field National Park takes 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Mount Field National Park are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Hobart

— 3 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.
Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Seven Mile Beach. Get some historical perspective at Battery Point Sculpture Trail and Constitution Dock. Venture out of the city with trips to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, stroll through Roches Beach, and stop by North Hobart.

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

Getting from Mount Field National Park to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

Bruny Island

— 2 nights
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Cape Bruny Lighthouse, relax in the rural setting at Bruny Island Berry Farm, then stop by Bruny Island Chocolate Company, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Neck. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of South Bruny National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruny Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Bruny Island can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

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.
On the 9th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, explore the activities along Waterfall Bay, get outside with Tasman Arch, get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and finally pause for some photo ops at Dog Line. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then trek along Three Capes Track, then explore the activities along Fortescue Bay, and finally contemplate the long history of Government Farm.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur road trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus from Bruny Island to Port Arthur in 5.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

Swansea

— 2 nights
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, and finally snap pictures at Spiky Bridge. On the next day, kick back and relax at Denison Beach, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then stop by Freycinet Marine Farm, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiky Beach Conservation Area.

Discover how to plan a Swansea trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Swansea in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Swansea are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Swansea

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

Launceston

— 1 night

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.
To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Launceston visit planner.

Traveling by car from Swansea to Launceston takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:

Devonport

— 5 nights
Family-friendly places like Boat Harbour Beach and Coles Beach will thrill your kids. Visiting The Nut State Reserve and Wings Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Stanley (Highfield Historic Site, HA Lane Memorial Lookout, &more), Gunns Plains (Gunns Plains Caves & Leven Valley Vineyard) and Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre (in Wynyard). Enjoy Devonport some more: look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Guide Falls Reserve, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Emporium, and stop by Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Devonport travel route planner.

Drive from Launceston to Devonport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mount Waverley.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 18:

Mount Waverley

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at SaraDar Therapeutic and Thai Massage & Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brighton Beach, and finally make a trip to Brighton Bathing Boxes. On your second day here, stroll through Chelsea Beach, stop by Davey Mac's Gelato, then buy something for everyone on your list at Westfield Southland, and finally browse the range of quality goods at Myer Chadstone.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mount Waverley attractions planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Devonport to Mount Waverley. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Mount Waverley when traveling from Devonport in January, with lows around 17°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Mount Waverley

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
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.