12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Devonport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Swansea
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
St Marys
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Bridport
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Design Centre Tasmania, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Launceston attractions planner .

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Brisbane in September, with highs in Launceston at 17°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Nature Parks
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
James Boag Brewery Experience ©
James Boag Brewery Experience

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 24th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, get a taste of the local shopping with Turners Beach Berry Patch, then browse for treasures at Reliquaire, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Devonport trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Launceston to Devonport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Devonport, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Devonport

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Latrobe, Turners Beach Berry Patch
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Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Stanley trip maker website .

Drive from Devonport to Stanley in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair, and then hike along Larmairremener tabelti.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online vacation planner .

You can drive from Stanley to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Strahan.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

2
nights
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 27th (Thu): stop by Wilderness Woodworks, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then head outdoors with Henty Dunes, then stop by Zeehan Rock Shop, and finally get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Strahan trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Zeehan
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Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, then examine the collection at Mona, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hobart holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): experience rural life at Kate's Berry Farm, then snap pictures at Spiky Bridge, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oysters.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Swansea holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Swansea takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to St Marys.

Things to do in Swansea

Shopping Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Melshell Oyster Shack
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Kate's Berry Farm ©
Kate's Berry Farm

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night
St Marys

St Marys ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): experience rural life at Eureka Farm.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read St Marys tour planner.

Drive from Swansea to St Marys in 1.5 hours. October in St Marys sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for Bridport.

Things to do in St Marys

Museums

Side Trip

Eureka Farm
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St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers
Eureka Farm ©
Eureka Farm

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hours
Bridport

Bridport ©
Bridport is a small town on the north-east coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 2nd (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Bridport Walking Track.

To find photos and tourist information, go to the Bridport road trip tool .

You can drive from St Marys to Bridport in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Bridport

Wildlife Outdoors Trails
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Bridport Walking Track ©
Bridport Walking Track

1
night
Launceston

Launceston ©
On the 3rd (Wed), steep yourself in history at The Old Umbrella Shop, then stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Launceston trip builder app .

Drive from Bridport to Launceston in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

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

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