12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  3​h 45​min
1
Richmond
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mount Field National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Geeveston
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Huonville
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Wynyard
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

few
hours
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. On the 9th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, meet the residents at Zoodoo Zoo, and then take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Richmond holiday planning site .

Sydney to Richmond is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Richmond to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Zoodoo Zoo ©
Zoodoo Zoo
Richmond Bridge ©
Richmond Bridge

1
night
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Dobson, then experience rural life at Willow Creek Miniature Goats, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Russell Falls.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Field National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Richmond to Mount Field National Park in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Willow Creek Miniature Goats
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Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls
Willow Creek Miniature Goats ©
Willow Creek Miniature Goats

1
night
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
On the 11th (Thu), stop by The Wall Of Lollies, then admire the sheer force of Arve Falls, and then stroll through Tahune Forest AirWalk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Geeveston driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Mount Field National Park to Geeveston takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Geeveston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Huonville.

Things to do in Geeveston

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
The Wall Of Lollies ©
The Wall Of Lollies

1
night
Huonville

Huonville ©
Huonville is a town on the Huon River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stop by Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate, look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor and Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania, and then take in breathtaking views at Pelverata Falls Track.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Huonville trip itinerary app .

Huonville is just a short distance from Geeveston. In October, daytime highs in Huonville are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Huonville

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kettering
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Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate ©
Nutpatch Handmade Fine Chocolate

3
nights
Hobart

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Opossum Bay Beach. Get in touch with nature at Seven Mile Beach and Bellerive Beach. Spend the 15th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, indulge your taste buds at Cascade Brewery, and stroll through Long Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner.

You can drive from Huonville to Hobart in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Opossum Bay Beach, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

1
night
Bicheno

Bicheno ©
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours and then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bicheno trip app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Bicheno takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hobart in October since evenings lows in Bicheno dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
On the 17th (Wed), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our St Helens online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Bicheno to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To find out how to plan a trip to Launceston, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In October in Launceston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 19th (Fri), make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage, stop by Providore 24, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Stanley trip maker app .

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Stanley are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wynyard.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

1
night
Wynyard

Wynyard ©
Wynyard is a rural town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia, about 17km west of Burnie. On the 20th (Sat), explore the activities along Lobster Ponds, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boat Harbour Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Gutteridge Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Wynyard attractions planner .

Getting from Stanley to Wynyard by car takes about an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wynyard

Parks Beaches Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Lobster Ponds
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Lobster Ponds ©
Lobster Ponds
Gutteridge Gardens ©
Gutteridge Gardens

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