12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h
1
Launceston
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bruny Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

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hours
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 5th (Tue), stop by The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Launceston road trip planning site .

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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Launceston at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands

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 6th (Wed): trek along The Overland Track.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bicheno.

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

Trails Outdoors Parks
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The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

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 7th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines, and then kick back and relax at Spiky Beach Conservation Area.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bicheno trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Bicheno takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In February, daytime highs in Bicheno are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Bicheno

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, Spiky Beach Conservation Area
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Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery ©
Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Maria Island National Park and then stroll through Bellerive Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hobart tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bicheno to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Maria Island National Park, Bellerive Beach, The Wicked Cheese Co.
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Let the collections at Art at The Point Gallery and Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bruny Island History Room and Forestvale Design Centre. The adventure continues: trek along Fluted Cape Trail, stroll through Cape Queen Elizabeth, explore and take pictures at Bruny Island Quarantine Station, and stop by Bruny Island Honey.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bruny Island holiday maker website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Bruny Island are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Bruny Island Quarantine Station ©
Bruny Island Quarantine Station
Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration ©
Bruny Island Honey ©
Bruny Island Honey

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stroll through Seven Mile Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral, then savor the flavors at Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Kingston Beach, Bellerive Beach, Puddleduck Vineyard, Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral

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