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10-Day Campervan Road Trip Adventure in Tasmania from Hobart

Embark on the ultimate 10-day campervan road trip adventure in Tasmania, departing from the charming city of Hobart. Get ready to explore stunning landscapes, historic sites, and encounter unique wildlife as you traverse this island paradise. Follow this meticulously crafted itinerary for an unforgettable journey through Tasmania's breathtaking scenery.

What Should You Bring?

  • Travel light because our campervans are fully equipped!

  • Essentials to pack include personal items, comfortable attire, sturdy footwear for exploration, and toiletries.

  • Don't forget your camera to capture precious moments, and bring along an open heart ready to embrace the journey.

  • Make sure to have your best sunnies, hat and sunscreen.. Tassie sun can hit you hard.

  • Make sure to have your Tasmanian National Park Pass ready.

What Can You Expect?

  • Prepare for a culinary journey featuring local delights like fresh berries, seafood, and wine.

  • Experience the wonder of encountering Tasmania's unique wildlife, a truly unforgettable sight!

  • Embark on a soul-stirring expedition to Tasmania's breathtaking inland marvels, donning your hiking boots for a remarkable adventure.

Trip Details:

  • Approximately 1500 kilometers

  • Around 2.5 hours of driving each day

  • Estimated cost of petrol*: Approximately $400

Our tip: don't set your mind in stone until a few days ahead. Check the weather forecast and plan accordingly. It often shines on one Tasmanian coastline when rainy/windy on the other. The itenary suggested below can be done in reverse, being a full loop of Tasmania.

Day 1: Tasman Peninsula

Begin your journey by immersing yourself in history at the Port Arthur Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the convict ruins and learn about Australia's colonial past. Afterward, hike the picturesque Cape Hauy trail for breathtaking coastal views. Spend the night nestled in the tranquility of Fortescue Bay.

Our campervan kunanyi on Tasman Peninsula
Our campervan kunanyi on Tasman Peninsula

Stay overnight at: Forestescue Bay or Lime Bay Campgrounds (bookings required, $13/van) Explore all of the Tasman Peninsula here

Day 2: Marion Bay and Maria Island

Head north to Marion Bay, where you can indulge in wine tasting at Bream Creek Vineyard. Then, catch a ferry to Maria Island for a day filled with adventure. Marvel at the Painted Cliffs and encounter wombats roaming freely. Return to the mainland and camp at the scenic Mayfield Bay Conservation Area.

Painted Cliffs on Maria Island
Painted Cliffs on Maria Island

Stay overnight at: Mayfield Bay Conservation Camping Area (free) Discover all about Maria Island here

Day 3: Freycinet National Park

Wake up to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore before driving to Freycinet National Park. Embark on the challenging hike up Mount Amos for panoramic views of Wineglass Bay. Cool off with a swim at the idyllic Honeymoon Bay. Spend the night in Bicheno, where you can spot penguins emerging from the sea under the cloak of darkness.

Beach at Freycinet
Credit: Stu Gibson

Stay overnight at: Swan River Campground (free) or drive up to Bicheno where you will get a chance to spot little penguins at night. Learn more about Freycinet here

Day 4: Bay of Fires

Start your day with a leisurely coffee in Bicheno before heading to the enchanting Apsley Waterhole for a refreshing swim. Journey north to the iconic Bay of Fires, renowned for its pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters. Snorkel among vibrant marine life before camping overnight at Dora Point Camping Area.

Camping in front of the beach on Tasmania's East Coast
Credit: Stu Gibson

Stay overnight at: Dora Point Camping Ground (free) Dive into Bay of Fires here

Day 5: St. Helens and Derby

Kickstart your morning with a serene stand-up paddleboarding session in St. Helens Bay. Savor a glass of wine at Priory Ridge Wines before venturing inland to Halls Falls Trail for a rejuvenating swim. Don't miss stops at Pub in the Paddock and Pyengana Dairy Company. End your day with a relaxing session in the floating sauna at Derby as you witness the sunset.

Derby Floating Sauna
Derby Floating Sauna - Credit: Jason Charles Hill

Stay overnight at: in Derby itself, and make sure to booke the floating sauna's last session when most people are gone. Explore all of Derby here

Day 6: Launceston and Deloraine

Explore the charming town of Derby with its scenic trails and exhilarating mountain biking opportunities. Journey to Launceston for lunch and a refreshing swim in the picturesque Cataract Gorge. Discover Deloraine in the afternoon, stopping by the raspberry farm for some fruit picking. Camp near the tranquil Mersey River, keeping an eye out for elusive platypuses.

Chalmers Church
Chalmers Church - Credit: Tourism Australia

Stay overnight at: Gravelley Beach Overnight Area (free) Walk through Launceston here

Day 7: Cradle Mountain

Venture to Cradle Mountain for a day of hiking amidst stunning alpine scenery. Encounter wombats and other native wildlife as you explore the wilderness. Spend the night onsite, surrounded by the beauty of Cradle Mountain (advance booking recommended).

Cradle Mountain Lake
Cradle Mountain - Credit: Jason CHarles Hill

Stay overnight at: Cradel Mountain Fishery & Camping ($30-$45 / 2 pers) Explore all about Cradle Mountain here

Day 8: Montezuma Falls and Strahan

Drive west towards Montezuma Falls, Tasmania's tallest waterfall, for an exhilarating hike through lush rainforest. Continue to the coastal town of Strahan and experience the thrill of sandboarding at Henty Dunes. Unwind and soak in the seaside ambiance as you settle in for the night.

Montezuma Falls
Montezuma Falls - Credit: Jess Bonde

Stay overnight at: on the West Coast in Strahan (free)

Day 9: Queenstown and Mt. Field National Park

Embark on a scenic drive towards Hobart, passing through Queenstown. Explore the town's rich mining history at the museum before continuing your journey. Marvel at Nelson Falls and enjoy panoramic views from Donaghys Hill Nature Trail. Conclude your day with hikes in Mt. Field National Park, camping nearby for a mesmerizing stargazing experience.

Nelson Falls
Nelson Falls - Credit: Jason Charles Hill

Stay overnight at: Left of Field Camping Gardens ($30 / 2 pers)

Day 10: New Norfolk and Return to Hobart

As you make your way back to Hobart, stop in New Norfolk for a leisurely coffee and kayak adventure on the river. Arrive in Hobart with ample time to clean the van and explore city attractions such as kunanyi (Mount Wellington) and the renowned MONA Museum.

kunanyi (Mt Wellington) at sunset
kunanyi (Mt Wellington) - Credit: Jason Charles Hill

Stay overnight at: Longley Hotel Carpark (free) Find more to do around Hobart here

Experience the beauty and adventure of Tasmania on this 10-day campervan road trip. Book your campervan hire in Tasmania today and embark on the journey of a lifetime!

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