Devonport Round-trip: 7-Day Campervan Itinerary

Discover Tasmania's Natural Wonders—From Mountains to Coast

This 7-day campervan road trip itinerary will take you on a journey through Tasmania's diverse landscapes, from the rugged west coast to the pristine beaches of the east coast. You'll explore ancient rainforests, hike to majestic mountain peaks, wander through charming historic towns, and soak in the beauty of the island's stunning coastlines.

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Day 1: Devonport to Cradle Mountain

Welcome to Tasmania, a stunning island with natural beauty in abundance! As you start your adventure from Devonport, head towards the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. The park covers a vast area of 161,000 hectares and is home to the iconic Cradle Mountain. The mountain stands 1,545 meters tall and offers breathtaking views. Take advantage of the Dove Lake walk, a picturesque trail that circles the lake and offers splendid mountain views. You can spend the night surrounded by the wilderness at Cradle Mountain Caravan Park.

Day 2: Cradle Mountain to Strahan

On day 2, you will drive to the charming town of Strahan, located on the west coast of Tasmania. En route, stop at the Tarkine Forest Reserve, the largest temperate rainforest in Australia. The reserve is home to ancient trees, rare wildlife, and epic waterfalls. Once in Strahan, visit the Esplanade and explore the town's rich history. While here, take the opportunity to book a scenic cruise on the Gordon River and experience the wild and rugged beauty of the west coast. You’ll find a cozy campsite to spend the night at the Strahan Beach Tourist Park—just a short walk from the town centre.

Day 3: Strahan to Queenstown

On day 3, embark on the next leg of the trip to Queenstown, a historic mining town nestled amidst rugged mountains with roots dating back to the late 1800s. While there, don't miss the West Coast Wilderness Railway, a beautifully restored steam train that chugs through the stunning west coast terrain. For panoramic views of the town and surrounding mountains, the Iron Blow Lookout is a must-see. To rest for the night, the cozy Queenstown Cabin and Tourist Park, located in the heart of the town, is a perfect choice.

Day 4: Queenstown to Hobart

On day 4, as you depart Queenstown, set your sights on Tasmania's bustling capital, Hobart. Along the way, make a stop at the renowned Lake St Clair, Australia's deepest lake, and enjoy a picturesque walk by the water. Upon arriving in Hobart, venture through the historic Salamanca Place, teeming with inviting cafes, delectable restaurants, and charming boutique shops. If it's a Saturday, seize the opportunity to visit the Salamanca markets and stock up on fresh produce for the upcoming days. Be sure to visit the avant-garde Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), situated on the banks of the Derwent River. For a good night's rest, the Hobart Airport Tourist Park provides a convenient campsite just a short drive from the city center.

Day 5: Hobart to Port Arthur

On day 5, you will venture to the historic town of Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula. Port Arthur is home to one of Australia's most significant heritage sites, the Port Arthur Historic Site. The site is a former penal colony that operated from 1830 to 1877 and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a guided tour of the site and learn about the lives of the convicts who were once imprisoned here. The stunning coastal scenery can be captured by a walk along the nearby cliffs. Spend the night at the Port Arthur Holiday Park, a peaceful campsite just a short drive from the historic site.

Day 6: Port Arthur to Freycinet National Park

On day 6, you will head towards the majestic Freycinet National Park on Tasmania's east coast. The park has beautiful white sand beaches, turquoise waters and pink granite peaks. The glorious views can be admired by stopping at the various lookout points. The walk to Wineglass Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, takes around 1.5 hours and offers breathtaking views of the bay. Spend the night at the Freycinet Peninsula Campground, located within the national park and surrounded by sheer natural beauty.

Day 7: Freycinet National Park to Devonport

On the final day of your road trip, return to Devonport, stopping at various towns and attractions along the way. First, stop at the historic village of Ross, known for its beautiful sandstone buildings and the famous Ross Bridge, built in 1836. Next, visit the charming town of Deloraine, located on the banks of the Meander River, and browse through the local art galleries and boutique shops. Finally, make your way back to Devonport and spend your last night at the Devonport Holiday Park, located just a short distance from the Spirit of Tasmania terminal.