9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Bruny Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Singapore

1
day
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then get a taste of the local shopping with Design Centre Tasmania, and finally stroll through City Park.

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

Singapore, Singapore to Launceston is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Launceston due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in August, with highs in Launceston at 13°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Gourlay's Sweet Shop ©
Gourlay's Sweet Shop

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the St Helens day trip planning tool .

Drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in August, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Bicheno.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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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
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 4th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, and finally don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bicheno road trip planner .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Bicheno takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bicheno are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Bicheno

Parks Wildlife Museums
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

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night
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip maker .

Coles Bay is just a short distance from Bicheno. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Freycinet
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

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night
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Neck, then hike along Labillardiere Peninsula Walk, and then view the masterpieces at Forestvale Design Centre.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bruny Island day trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Coles Bay to Bruny Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Trails Outdoors
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The Neck ©
The Neck

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.
On the 7th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, then get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Mona, and then get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart online trip maker .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mona, Richmond Bridge, Macquarie Island, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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