13 days in Baulkham Hills & Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Baulkham Hills & Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Baulkham Hills & Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  45​min
1
Baulkham Hills
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Bicheno
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Mount Field National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Devonport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Baulkham Hills

Baulkham Hills ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Baulkham Hills: Blackheath (Gallery Blackheath & Day FIne Art), Blue Mountains National Park (The National Pass, Pulpit Rock Lookout, & more) and Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura).

Before you visit Baulkham Hills, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Sydney to Baulkham Hills is an approximately half hour car ride. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in September since evenings lows in Baulkham Hills dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Bicheno.

Things to do in Baulkham Hills

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, Taronga Zoo, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Hillsong Church ©
Hillsong Church
Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©

few
hours
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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at East Coast Natureworld, then shop like a local with Waubs Bay Gallery, then get great views at Whalers Lookout, and finally don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bicheno day trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Baulkham Hills to Bicheno. Traveling from Baulkham Hills in October, expect Bicheno to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Bicheno

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole
Whalers Lookout ©
Whalers Lookout

1
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay road trip planner .

Coles Bay is just a stone's throw from Bicheno. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur online attractions planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Mona, then kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Macquarie Island, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally stop by The Sensory Tasmania.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart day trip planning site .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Hobart, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mount Field National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Mona, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, The Sensory Tasmania, Bellerive Beach, Macquarie Island
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Mount Field National Park

Mount Field National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Lady Barron Falls, relax in the rural setting at Willow Creek Miniature Goats, and then admire the sheer force of Russell Falls.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mount Field National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Hobart to Mount Field National Park in 1.5 hours. In October in Mount Field National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Mount Field National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Willow Creek Miniature Goats
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Willow Creek Miniature Goats ©
Willow Creek Miniature Goats

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair. On the next day, trek along The Overland Track.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Mount Field National Park to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Devonport.

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

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

1
night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stop by The Emporium, look for gifts at World Of Marbles, stroll through The Tasmanian Arboretum, then savor a hot drink at Turners Beach Berry Patch, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Devonport trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Sheffield, Turners Beach Berry Patch
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
The Tasmanian Arboretum ©
The Tasmanian Arboretum
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally stroll through City Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Devonport to Launceston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

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