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Why not make it a full holiday and come for a week or two either before or after the Muster.
A suggested Loop of Tassie could look like this.
After you get off the boat at Devonport
Head for Launceston, visit Cataract Gauge which has the world’s longest single-span chairlift.
You could head north to Beaconsfield a former gold mining town near the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania. It lies 40 kilometers north of Launceston on the West Tamar Highway.
From there go East through Scottsdale and onto St Helens. While at St Helens check out the Bay of Fires, some spectacular scenery there.
After St Helens head south to Bicheno, stop and visit the Motorcycle museum.
Turn off the Tasman Highway and go into Coles Bay for stunning views of Freycinet National Park. If you have the energy there is a 1.3k walk (It’s all uphill, about 1 ½ hours) for a stunning view of Wine Glass Bay.
Heading further south pass through Swansea (check out Spiky bridge) and onto to Triabunna where you can catch the ferry over to Maria Island. Allow a full day for this adventure. Why not stay at the Eastcoaster just passed Triabunna, accommodation is selective (cabins or motel style) and their restaurant is excellent.
Stay on the Tasman Highway pass through Orford heading towards Buckland, there is a turn off just before Buckland that goes through Nugent and finally connects you with the Arthur Highway heading south towards Port Arthur.
Heading south you will reach Eagle Hawke Nest, the Tessellated Pavement is well worth a look and the ocean views are stunning.
Continue the Journey to the Historic Town of Port Arthur. NRMA Holiday Park is worth checking out for a couple of day’s accommodation. Then plan a visit to the Port Arthur Historic Site, you could take in a Ghost Tour (if your game). Take in natural wonders including Remarkable Cave, Devils Kitchen, and Tasman Arch; sample treats at Lavender Farm.
Making your way towards Hobart through Dunalley and Sorel The BIG4 Hobart Airport Tourist Park provides comfortable two-bedroom self-contained cabins, as well as powered and ensuite campervan and caravan sites.
This pet-friendly Hobart caravan park is conveniently located minutes from Hobart Airport and just 15 minutes’ drive from the city where you can visit the world-famous Museum of Old and New Art, MONA, the world famous Salamanca Market and Constitution Dock. Also take the ride up Mt. Wellington/ Kunanyi, views of Hobart and surrounds is something to see. Rug up because it can be very cold up there.
Also plan a day trip south to Huon Valley the Tahune Air walk and Hastings caves (go for a swim in the Thermal pools), also visit Willie Smiths Cider and a Jet Boat ride..
Take a short ride to Richmond and check out the oldest remaining in-use Bridge, Also drop into the Wicked Cheese factory and Chocolate factory near Puddle Duck.
Bruny Island is worth a day trip; stop in at the Margate Train for some yummy pancakes.
Leaving Hobart head north through the twisties to New Norfolk and onto Westaway and the Berry farm and then onto Mt field National Park, Russell falls, Horseshoe Falls and up the dirt road (about 1.5 Ks) to the Tall Trees walk.
If you have the time ride out to Strathgordon and check out the Dam. It is about 150 Kilometers each way and fuel and accommodation is very limited at Strathgordon
Continue on towards Derwent Bridge, A must see is the Wall in the Wilderness, incredible sight to see indeed. Stay the night at Lake St Clair, Derwent Bridge Pub has great meals.
Heading towards Queenstown drop into Nelson Falls, You will love the twisties between Derwent Bridge and Queenstown. The West Coast Wilderness Train is a must (book well in advance).
The next stop is Strahan where you can go on a Cruise of the famous Gordon River and see the Wilderness in its true form.
Leaving Strahan you go through Zeehan (full of Mining History) and Waratah which has a water fall right in the middle of town.
Take in a visit to Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake and stay the night and see all the wildlife come out at night.
Moving on to the town of Burnie where you could set up a base for a few days. Take in a trip to the Nut at Stanley and check out some of the beautiful beaches on the way.
Visit the towns of Penguin and Sheffield to see the wonderful Murals on the township buildings at Sheffield. Ride onto Deloraine and lunch at the Cruzin In the 50’s diner.
Disclaimer: The above are just suggestions of places to go and things to see. There are many, many more tourist attractions throughout Tasmania and suggest you plan your own trip and accommodation accordingly.