15 days in Launceston, Burnie & Gold Coast Itinerary

15 days in Launceston, Burnie & Gold Coast Itinerary

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15 days in Launceston, Burnie & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Burnie
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Explore Launceston's surroundings by going to Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield), Woolmers Estate (in Longford) and Iron Pot Bay Vineyard (in Rowella). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, explore the galleries of Design Centre Tasmania, learn about winemaking at Bell & Gong, and admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip planner .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in March, with highs in Launceston at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Burnie.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Sidmouth, Longford, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
Burnie

Burnie
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Get out of town with these interesting Burnie side-trips: Stanley (Highfield Historic Site & The Nut State Reserve), Rocky Cape Lighthouse (in Rocky Cape) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Marion's Lookout Walk, Dove Lake Circuit, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves, make a trip to Cormorant Bay Recreational Reserve, stop by Lemon Tree Providore, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Burnie tour planner .

Drive from Launceston to Burnie in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Burnie can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Stanley, Gunns Plains, Rocky Cape Lighthouse, Lemon Tree Providore
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

5
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, & more). Next up on the itinerary: try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and get your game on at Crazy Cat Cafe.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Burnie to Gold Coast. When traveling from Burnie in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Gold Coast: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 26:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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