11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan and Zeehan Rock Shop. Get in touch with nature at Gunns Plains Caves and Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Preston Falls (in Ulverstone), Spray Tunnel (in Zeehan) and Wings Wildlife Park (in Gunns Plains).

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park travel itinerary planner .

Melbourne to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Zeehan, Gunns Plains, Preston Falls
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Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan

4
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Woolmers Estate and Design Centre Tasmania. Discover out-of-the-way places like Liffey Falls and Barnbougle Dunes. Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Longford (Brickendon Estate & Brickendon Colonial Farm Village) and Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, browse the fresh offerings at Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, and take in the exciting artwork at Greenoaks Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Launceston online road trip planner .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longford, Barnbougle Dunes, Goaty Hill Wines, Liffey Falls, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Barnbougle Dunes ©
Barnbougle Dunes

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, trek along Three Capes Track, and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, then appreciate the history behind Dog Line, then take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and finally explore the activities along Fortescue Bay.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip maker site .

You can drive from Launceston to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

2
nights
Hobart

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, then stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., and finally wander the streets of North Hobart.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hobart visit planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The Wicked Cheese Co., Seven Mile Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral
The Wicked Cheese Co. ©
The Wicked Cheese Co.

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