Driving Distances In Australia
Tasmania is renowned for its scenic roads and world-class national parks. Short driving distances and beautiful natural landscapes make this island state one of the most popular and manageable road trip destinations in the entire country.
Tasmania’s Favourite Roads
The Huon Highway is a popular choice amongst travellers and locals alike for its lush green countryside, secluded beaches, boutique food scene, wine-growing regions and iconic apple trees. Connecting Hobart with other cities in the south of the state, the driving distances on this highway are very manageable, allowing easy access to the following destinations:
- Port Arthur
- Bruny Island (via ferry)
- Huon Valley wine region
- Hastings Cave and Thermal Springs
- Hartz Mountains National Park
- Tahune Forest AirWalk.
Another coveted drive snakes its way along the spectacular East Coast of Tasmania, featuring dramatic cliffs, charming seaside towns and distinctive clusters of lichen-covered rocks on the beaches. If you plan to travel this way, be sure to include some of these destinations in your itinerary:
- Freycinet National Park
- Binalong Bay (a southern part of the famous Bay of Fires)
- St Helens
- Coles Bay
Wherever you plan to go, before embarking on a self-driven journey in Tasmania, there are things to be aware of regarding the state’s road rules. Remember: Australia uses the metric measurement system, so driving distances are measured in kilometres and speed is measured in kilometres per hour. If you’re visiting from overseas, don’t forget that we drive on the left-hand side of the road! And to make the most of Tasmania’s natural beauty, major national parks can be accessed by sealed roads, and many offer secure parking where you can leave your vehicle while you explore.
The majority of Tasmania’s roads are sealed and well maintained; however, some remote areas may have gravel roads that are unsuitable for motorhome or campervan travel. If you are unsure about any of the roads included in your itinerary, simply call Cruisin’ Motorhomes and we can tell you the best route. As Tasmanian locals, we’re very familiar with the driving distances and road conditions of our home state and can easily answer any questions you may have.
Tasmania is quite a small state by Australian Standards, but there’s still plenty to see and do, whether you’re in search of adventure, relaxation or a combination of both. Nearly half of Tasmania is classified as a reserve, national park or World Heritage Listed, and large sections of the state remain completely untouched by civilisation. With quiet roads covering hundreds of kilometres outside of the major cities, it’s the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy a unique self-driven experience.
Go the Distance
To help with planning your itinerary, the tables below contain the driving distances between some of Tasmania’s most visited road trip destinations.
St Helens (via Scottsdale)
Bicheno (via Scottsdale)
Coles Bay (via Campbell Town)
Hobart (via Midlands Hwy)
Strahan (via Cradle Mountain)
Queenstown (via Sheffield)
Bicheno (via Sorell)
Cradle Mountain (via Midlands & Bass Highways)
Geeveston (via Huon Highway)
Kettering (via Channel Highway)
Devonport (via Midlands Highway)
- The distances above are in kilometres and are based on the most direct route or main highway.
- There are no tolls in Tasmania.