45 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

45 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

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45 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

Warsaw
bus + Fly:  25​h
Melbourne
— 14 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
Stanley
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Launceston
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Tarraleah
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Orford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Port Arthur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Geeveston
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly + foot:  30​h
Warsaw

13
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). Dedicate the 25th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder site .

Warsaw, Poland to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Warsaw to Melbourne is 9 hours. In December, Melbourne is much hotter than Warsaw - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
days
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Stanley: Wynyard (Boat Harbour Beach & Table Cape Lighthouse Experience) and Burnie (Makers Workshop & Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve, view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and stop by Providore 24.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Stanley route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Stanley takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get little chillier in Stanley: highs are around 28°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Wynyard, Burnie
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

5
days
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World), Liffey Falls (in Deloraine) and Woolmers Estate (in Longford). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, and find something for the whole family at Penny Royal Adventures.

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

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Beauty Point, Holm Oak Vineyards, Woolmers Estate, Goaty Hill Wines
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

2
days
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Tarraleah Falls, then pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair, and finally take some stellar pictures from King William Saddle. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout and then take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tarraleah driving holiday planning website .

Drive from Launceston to Tarraleah in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Tarraleah

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Derwent Bridge, Lake St. Clair, Franklin River Nature Trail
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The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

4
days
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: St Helens (The Shop in the Bush & St Columba Waterfall) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's lots more to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay online vacation maker .

You can drive from Tarraleah to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, St Helens, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

2
days
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park and then don't miss a visit to Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Darlington Vineyard, get a taste of the local shopping with Bream Creek Farmers Market, and then examine the collection at Copping Convict and Colonial Collection.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Orford trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Orford takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Orford

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Copping, Tasmania
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Bream Creek Farmers Market ©
Bream Creek Farmers Market

4
days
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Get out of town with these interesting Port Arthur side-trips: Denison Canal (in Dunalley), Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Dog Line) and Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Arthur route planner.

Traveling by car from Orford to Port Arthur takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Geeveston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Coal Mines Historic Site, Model Prison, Denison Canal
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

3
days
Geeveston

Geeveston ©
A small town known as Australia's southernmost administrative center, Geeveston serves as the gateway to Hartz Mountains National Park.
When in Geeveston, make a side trip to see South Cape Bay Walk in Southwest National Park, approximately 1h 15 min away. Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Hartz Mountains National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Geeveston trip maker .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Geeveston takes 2.5 hours. In January in Geeveston, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Geeveston

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmania, South Cape Bay, Cygneture Chocolates
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay

5
days
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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 29th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, see the interesting displays at Mona, take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Geeveston to Hobart takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Tours, #Museums

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona, Seven Mile Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mona ©
Mona

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