This two-week road trip takes you to some of the most iconic places in Tasmania. This itinerary is unfortunately quite quick, as two weeks isn’t a lot of time to see Tasmania in full! Along this itinerary you will stop at places like the Tasman Peninsula, Freycinet National Park, Cradle Mountain and Bruny Island.
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Getting to Tasmania
To complete this road trip, you will have to make your way to Hobart, where this itinerary begins. I use Skyscanner to help find the best flight deals! You can also read my blog here on my top 10 tips to finding cheap flights.
For a complete guide to travelling to Tasmania – read my blog here.
What will I need for this itinerary?
As this is a self-drive road trip itinerary, you will need either a car or campervan. For my two weeks in Tasmania, I rented my campervan through Spaceship rentals. If you are interested, you can read my full review here.
2 Week Itinerary
DAY 1: FLY INTO HOBART
On the first day of this itinerary, you will fly into the capital city of Hobart. Depending on your flight time, you can spend this day exploring the city, stocking up on supplies or visiting places such as the MONA. Don’t worry if you don’t see it all, you have a few days in Hobart at the end of this itinerary!
Accommodation: Waterfront Lodge Motel – $99 per night for a standard room
DAY 2: TASMAN PENINSULA
Today you will leave early in the morning and make the 1.5hr drive to the Tasman Peninsula. I recommend stopping off at places such as the Tessellated Pavement, Eagle Hawk Neck and remarkable cave.
Once you have arrived in the Tasman National Park, find your campsite at the Fortescue campgrounds, have a quick lunch, and get ready to hike to Cape Hauy! This 9.4km return hike is breathtaking and well worth it. After the hike head back to your campsite, which is conveniently at the start of the walking trail, have dinner and watch the sunset at Fortescue Bay.
Accommodation: Fortescue Bay Campgrounds – $13 AUD pp/pn
DAY 3: TASMAN NATIONAL PARK/PORT ARTHUR
Today you have the choice of either hiking to Cape Raoul, another incredible hike on the Tasman Peninsula. Or exploring Port Arthur and all its historic sights. You can also choose to take a boat cruise on this day around the cliffs of the peninsula.
- Hike Cape Raoul – A 14km return hike, I only recommend doing this hike if the weather is favourable, otherwise you might not get views at the end (like I did)
- Port Arthur Lavender farm
- Port Arthur Historic site
Accommodation: White Beach Tourist Park – $45 AUD for an unpowered campsite
DAY 4: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK
Today is a long driving day, you will have anywhere between 3-4 hrs of driving to reach the Freycinet National Park. Once you have arrived and received your campsite information, head on over to the trail head for the Wineglass Bay hike – a 3.5km return hike. This hike will take you to Wineglass Bay which is a beautiful white sand beach. At the end of the day head to Coles Bay for sunset.
- Wine Glass Bay hike
- Wine Glass scenic flight (another option)
- Exploring the many beaches in the Freycinet National Park
Accommodation: Freycinet National Park camping – $16 AUD pp/pn
DAY 5: FREYCHINET NATIONAL PARK/BAY OF FIRES
Wake up early this morning and hike the (Sketchy) hike to Mt Amos – a 4km return hike. If you are not a confident hiker, I wouldn’t recommend completing this hike in the dark. Instead, I recommend you complete this hike the previous day over the Wineglass Bay hike.
You can read my full guide to hiking Mt Amos here.
After you’ve completed the hike, you will make the drive to the Bay of Fires nature reserve. This area is filled with incredible rockpools, beaches and bays. Spend the day beach hopping and rock pool hunting before heading to your free campsite for the night. There are plenty of free campsites in this area! The roads here are unsealed, but they are well maintained and can be driven on by 2WD.
Accommodation: Bay of Fires campgrounds – FREE!
DAY 6-7: LAUNCESTON AND BEYOND
Today you will drive to Launceston, where you can explore the town if you wish. I didn’t personally do this on my travels, as I am not a city girl, but if you want to visit here – this is the stop to do it!
The second stop on today’s itinerary is the Bridestowe Lavender fields. This is a great place to stroll around the lavender fields, eat some lavender inspired snacks and buy some lavender products. There is a small fee to enter here, and the lavender gardens are only in season from December to February.
You can either choose to spend these two nights in Launceston or at this beautiful tiny home.
DAY 8-10: CRADLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
This is the most popular national park in all of Tasmania and it is incredible. I have given 3 days on this itinerary to explore this national park, as it gives you enough time to complete all the hikes at a slow pace. You can read my full guide on the best hikes to do in Cradle Mountain here.
- Cradle Mountain Summit
- Dove Lake and Boat shed.
- Hansons Peak
Accommodation: Discovery Park Cradle Mountain
DAY 11: MT FIELD NATIONAL PARK
This is the longest driving day on this itinerary. If you don’t want to drive the 7hrs to Mt Field National Park, you can take a day away from Cradle Mountain and stay somewhere on the way. You only get a taste of this national park on this itinerary, but if you have more days to spare, I recommend spending another day here to explore! The main hike you will be doing today is the three falls circuit, which should take you about 2 hours.
Accommodation: Mt Field National Park campground – $10 for unpowered site pp/pn
DAY 12: BRUNY ISLAND
A shorter 1.5hr drive today and you will be heading to Bruny Island! This island has rugged nature, beautiful hikes, and some great local produce. Spend the day tasting wine, eating cheese and scones, relaxing on the beaches, and exploring the island.
For a fantastic one-day itinerary on Bruny Island, you can read my blog here.
Accommodation: You will spend the night after exploring Bruny Island in Hobart or the surrounding area.
DAY 13-14: HOBART
As you would have stayed in Hobart last night, you have two full days to explore the city! This is where you can hand in your campervan or rental and fly out onto the next adventure!
Two weeks in Tasmania is enough time to see a lot of the sights! But as you can tell from this itinerary it can be quite rushed. I would recommend spending as much time in this incredible state as possible. I loved my two weeks here and I can’t wait to come back and visit for longer in the future.
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