6 days in Australia Itinerary

6 days in Australia Itinerary

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6 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  1​h
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, learn about winemaking at Moores Hill Estate, learn about winemaking at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner .

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 10°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Rowella, Moores Hill Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard ©
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards

few
hours
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Strahan.

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

Parks Nature
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

1
night
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get outside with Henty Dunes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Beach, then examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and finally admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

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

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, do a tasting at Puddleduck Vineyard, then look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co., then enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sandy Bay. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hobart tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Strahan to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Puddleduck Vineyard ©
Puddleduck Vineyard

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