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Budget Friendly 10 Day Tasmania Road Trip

Planning a Tasmanian campervan hire for a holiday that fits your budget? We’ve got you covered! This awesome 10-day Tasmanian road trip itinerary is loaded with great spots to visit and things to do in Tasmania Australia that won’t break the bank!

Sitting right at the bottom of Australia – an island all of its own – Tasmania has something for everyone. From its unique wildlife and natural wonders to its award-winning wineries and awesome eateries, Tasmania is a campervanner’s dream location. There’s plenty to see and do, and great places to stay too - whether you prefer budget-friendly campgrounds or freedom camping.

The best place to arrange your Tasmania campervan hire to explore Australia is with Mighty Campers. We’ve got a branch in Hobart, so it couldn’t be easier to pick up and drop off your campervan. Simply book online and start planning! We’ve made it super easy with this fun-filled, budget-friendly Tasmanian road trip itinerary packed full of the best things to do in Tasmania.

Travel

10 days


Route

Hobart to Hobart

1543km


Best Time of the Year

Anytime

Highlights

  • Mole Creek Cave
  • The Nut, Stanley
  • Gorge Scenic Chairlift
  • Bay of Fires Conservation Area
  • Bonorong Wildlife Park

The Journey

Days

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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Day 1
Hobart to Mount Field

Distance 89km - Driving Time 1 hour 40 minutes

Day one of your Tasmanian road trip starts with picking up your campervan from Mighty’s Hobart branch. You’ll be welcomed by our friendly team as you collect your pre-booked campervan hire. Our helpful staff will quickly get you set up and ready for the road with everything you need to know about your campervan.

Today, you’ll enjoy a relaxing drive to Mount Field National Park, the oldest national park in Tasmania. While you’re here, be sure to visit Russell Falls. The falls are a short 25-minute walk (1.4 km return) along an easy path. During the day, you may be lucky enough to spot a platypus! And if you visit at night, be on the lookout for glow worms. If you’re in the mood to explore the park further, Mount Field has many other great hikes on offer.

Plan a stay tonight at Mount Field Campground.

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Day 2
Mount Field to Strahan

Distance 266km - Driving Time 4 hours 15 minutes

Today’s section of your Tasmanian road trip itinerary takes you on a four-hour journey to the remote but beautiful town of Strahan. Along the way, plan a stop in Queenstown to see the ruins of the old Royal Hotel. The hotel was built in 1901 and has an intriguing history – definitely worth a stop!

Once you arrive in Strahan, book yourself into the King River Raft & Steam Experience. This awesome full-day adventure combines two unforgettable experiences - the thrill of white water rafting with a trip back in time on a heritage steam train.

Tonight, enjoy a relaxing stay at Strahan Tourist Park.

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Day 3
Strahan to Cradle Mountain

Distance 144km - Driving Time 2 hours

Whether you’re in the mood for relaxing and taking it easy, or exploration and adventure, Cradle Mountain has it all.

For those in need of some rest and a bit of pampering, we suggest heading to Waldheim Alpine Spa. Check out their online menu of rejuvenating treatments and be sure to book ahead. If you prefer a day of discovery, head to Mole Creek Caves where you can choose from three different tours. The caves are home to some unique and amazing creatures not found anywhere else in the world.

Plan a stay at Discovery Parks Cradle Mountain.

Day 4
Cradle Mountain to Stanley

Distance 183km - Driving Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Sitting on a peninsula that juts out into the Bass Strait, the picturesque town of Stanley makes for a fascinating stop on your Tasmania campervan holiday itinerary.

Stanley is best known for its towering landmark, The Nut. This flat-topped 143-metre volcanic formation is quite the spectacle. If you’re feeling fit, take the steep climb to the top – it takes around 20 minutes. You can also take the easy way up on the chairlift.

While you’re in town, learn about the history of the local area at the Stanley Discovery Museum and Genealogy Centre.

Put your feet up tonight at the Stanley Cabin and Tourist Park.

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Day 5
Stanley to Devonport

Distance 125km - Driving Time 1 hour 40 minutes

With everything on offer from penguin sightings and rock carvings to tasting trails and seriously good cider, the town of Devonport has plenty to see and do.

For foodies, we recommend the Unearthed Chefs Tour. Take the option of either a lunch or dinner tour where you’ll meet local growers and wineries, see local sights, and enjoy a delicious meal.

While you’re here, take a tour of the Tasmanian Arboretum. This 66-hectare botanic garden is a beautiful spot to explore at any time of year. The arboretum is also the best place in Australia to see a platypus in the wild!

Tonight, plan a stay at Mersey Bluff Caravan Park.

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Day 6
Devonport to Launceston

Distance 100km - Driving Time 1 hour 10 minutes

One of Australia’s oldest settlements, the city of Launceston is a must-do for heritage and history buffs, foodies, and nature lovers.

One of the popular experiences to try while you’re here is a ride on the Gorge Scenic Chairlift. The chairlift is one of the longest in the world!

In the mood for great food (and wine!)? Book a winery tour in The Tamar Valley. The full-day Discovery Tour takes you to the best wine experiences at a variety of Tamar Valley cellar doors, along with a delicious lunch and matching wine.

Tonight, treat the family to a fun stay at BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park.

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Day 7
Launceston to Bay of Fires

Distance 191km - Driving Time 2 hours 40 minutes

Stretching 50 km along the northeast coast of Tasmania, the Bay of Fires is simply magical with its white sandy beaches and bright blue waters.

Try out one of the 60 great short walks in the Bay of Fires Conservation Area. From gentle strolls to more challenging trails, there’s a walk for every fitness level and ability. Each has incredible scenery along the way.

Top off your day with a visit to Priory Ridge winery and pick up a bottle of their award-winning wine.

Park up your campervan for the night at BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park.

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Day 8
Bay of Fires to Wineglass Bay

Distance 140km - Driving Time 2 hours

On day eight of your ultimate Tasmanian road trip, you’ll be travelling down the coast to Wineglass Bay. Once you arrive take a walk up to Wineglass Bay Lookout where you can take in the spectacular views. The walk is 2.6 km return (about 1 – 1.5 hours).

There are plenty of other excellent walks and outdoor activities in Wineglass Bay.

Park up for the night at one of the great freedom camping spots in the Freycinet National Park Camping Area.

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Day 9
Wineglass Bay to Port Arthur

Distance 199km - Driving Time 2 hours 45 minutes

On day nine of your Tasmania campervan hire holiday, you’ll explore Tasmania’s most famous convict settlement, Port Arthur. While the area’s history is somewhat brutal, it’s also incredibly scenic with plenty of beauty to enjoy.

For those who wish to extend their stay in Port Arthur, we recommend the Three Capes Track. This 48 km track is breathtakingly beautiful, and one should definitely be on the bucket list for keen hikers.

For something a little different, head along to the Tasmania Devil Unzoo. This unique wildlife experience is home to many of Tasmania’s special animals. But unlike other zoos, the animals here are not held captive, but are wild.

Tonight, enjoy a stay at NRMA Port Arthur Holiday Park.

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Day 10
Port Arthur to Hobart

Distance 93km - Driving Time 1 hour 25 minutes

It’s the last day of your amazing 10-day Tasmanian road trip! Today you’ll head back to Hobart where you can drop off your campervan at Mighty’s Hobart branch.

But before you do, enjoy some of the great attractions in Tasmania’s capital city including the Bonorong Wildlife Park. This special sanctuary is Tasmania’s largest 24/7 wildlife rescue service. The passionate team that work here help their precious patients get back to full health and back to the wild. Plan your visit for 10 am or 1.30 pm and book in for the Bonorong Feeding Frenzy!

Finish up your road trip at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Tours of the gardens depart at 11 am each day. After your walk around the park, enjoy lunch at the onsite restaurant.

Ready to explore Tasmania on the cheap?

What an amazing 10 days! From waterfalls and walking trails to wine tours and spas, Tasmania packs a lot of fun and adventure into your holiday budget!

With your Mighty campervan hire, you can explore Australia at a pace that suits you. Stay longer in the places you love, and skip past those that don’t interest you. And enjoy it all with the comfort and convenience of having your own bed, bathroom, and kitchen with you at all times. What could be better?

Ready to explore Australia and enjoy the best things to do in Tasmania that don’t cost the earth? Book your Mighty camper today at your nearest branch or online. Before you head off, be sure to check out our top 10 campervan tips for Tasmanian adventures.

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