Hobart Round-trip: 7-Day Campervan Itinerary

Tasmania's East Coast—The Best Hikes and Scenic Drives

Tasmania is full of memorable holiday attractions, boasting fresh, mouthwatering seafood, remarkable walking tracks, and early convict settlements. It even has the longest chairlift in the world!

As the locals call it, Tassie is the world’s 26th-largest island, with only half a million residents. So getting away from the crowds is easy. It’s an ideal place for your next motorhome holiday.

Make it a trip to remember! When planning your itinerary, include at least one of the island’s stunning beaches and coastlines. Need help planning your tour? Here’s an easy itinerary designed for travellers who want to spend more time sightseeing and driving less. You’ll start in and near Hobart and then head north in a big loop, returning to Hobart at the end of a relaxing week.

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Day 1: Hobart to Port Arthur

Port Arthur Historic Site 6973 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur

Port Arthur is home to the most preserved convict site in Australia. It is only a 90-minute drive from Hobart and features an outdoor museum where ruins, buildings, and gardens illustrate what convict life was all about in the 1800s.

Day 2: Port Arthur to Freycinet Peninsula

Cape Tourville Lighthouse Cape Tourville Rd, Coles Bay

Found within the Freycinet National Park, the Cape Tourville Circuit is an easy 12-minute walk with spectacular views of the granite coastline. The sights are popular with nature lovers and birders, including the iconic Wineglass Bay. Keep an eye out for sea eagles and other coastal birds.

Day 3: Freycinet National Park & Wineglass Bay

Wineglass Bay Lookout Wineglass Bay Track, Freycinet

Freycinet National Park is a stunning natural area that surrounds Coles Bay on the east coast of Tasmania. It's full of beautiful scenery, making it a great place to explore! Popular for rock climbing, bushwalking and bird watching. The National Park is best known for its stunning Wineglass Bay. This beach is pristine with its white sand and turquoise blue waters. Its pink granite cliffs make the scenery even more picturesque. If you’re fit and have good walking shoes, you can reach the Lookout after a 3km uphill walk.

Bicheno Blowhole Douglas St, Bicheno

At Bicheno, a hole in the rocks causes the incoming ocean waves to shoot up as powerful jets of water - especially in the afternoon if there's a big swell and strong wind. Bicheno is a seaside holiday town that people from all walks of life enjoy! Families love coming here for the beautiful beaches and relaxed atmosphere.

Day 4: Freycinet to Bay of Fires

Bay of Fires Northeastern coast of Tasmania

This picturesque ocean bay has clear waters, sugar-white sands and beautiful orange-coloured granite rocks. And what causes the brilliant orange colour? It’s a lichen that grows on the boulders. The Bay of Fires has been named one of the world's hottest travel destinations! With its gorgeous 50 km coastline, there's plenty to explore here!

Day 5: Bay of Fires

Bridestowe Lavender Farm 296 Gillespies Rd, Nabowla

Bridestowe’s lavender farm sets the standard in terms of global excellence in agrotourism. Over 50,000 tourists visit every year to admire the flourishing lavender fields, which are among the most photographed landscapes in Tasmania.

Day 6: Bay of Fires to Launceston

Cataract Gorge Basin Rd, Launceston

The Gorge, as the locals call it, is a recreational hub that’s only a casual 15-minute walk from central Launceston. Oodles to do here, including bush walks, cycling tracks, rock climbing, cable hang gliding, swimming, lazing on the grass and more. Naturally, there’s a restaurant and cafe; you might even see peacocks, wallabies and a menagerie of native wildlife. Entry is free.

Cataract Gorge Reserve Chairlift 69 Basin Rd, Launceston

Surprisingly Launceston is home to the world's longest single-span chairlift, at 308 metres. Constructed in 1972, it has a perfect safety record. Sounds good to me!

Day 7: Launceston to Hobart

Callington Mill 6 Mill Lane, Oatlands

On your final leg back to Hobart, you might like to stop at Oatlands, a tiny town with 150 sandstone buildings. Perhaps the most notable one is the old flour mill and distillery. Built in 1837, Callington Mill now produces whisky. When you’ve finished your tour (and maybe your lunch), it’s just over an hour back to Hobart.

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