12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
ferry:  3​h
1
Devonport
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Sheffield
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

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.
On the 17th (Thu), Head underground at Mole Creek Caves and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon, look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park, then admire the sheer force of Preston Falls, and finally experience rural life at Turners Beach Berry Patch.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Devonport online trip itinerary planner .

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect Devonport to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sheffield.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ulverstone, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Mole Creek Caves, Wings Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

2
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield ©
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. On the 19th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, then get great views at Alum Cliffs, and then hike along Westmorland Falls. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, explore the fascinating underground world of King Solomans Caves, and then make a trip to King George V Park Mosaic Pathway.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sheffield trip planning site .

Sheffield is just a stone's throw from Devonport. In January, daytime highs in Sheffield are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bicheno.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Alum Cliffs, Devils @ Cradle
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
King Solomans Caves ©
King Solomans Caves

2
nights
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 21st (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then relax in the rural setting at Eureka Farm.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bicheno travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sheffield to Bicheno takes 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Bicheno can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Bicheno

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Coles Bay, Eureka Farm, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then appreciate the history behind Dog Line, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck, then trek along Waterfall Bay, then don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bicheno to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Pirates Bay/Eaglehawk Neck
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

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 25th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kingston Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Nutgrove Beach. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hobart road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Kingston Beach
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, learn about winemaking at Bay of Fires Winery, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, explore the activities along Lake Trevallyn, then contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, and finally contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village.

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Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Holm Oak Vineyards, Bay of Fires Winery
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:
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Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Entally House ©
Entally House

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