12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hobart
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Burnie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Southport
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Hobart


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3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seven Mile Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maria Island National Park will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of North Hobart, enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Hobart. In October, daytime highs in Hobart are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Kingston Beach, Maria Island National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, and then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Burnie.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

2
nights
Burnie

Burnie ©
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. On the 18th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Hellyer Gorge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Guide Falls Reserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Penguin Observation Centre. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Fern Glade Reserve, then let the kids burn off some steam at Burnie Park, and then see the interesting displays at Burnie Regional Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Burnie route tool .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Burnie takes 3.5 hours. In October in Burnie, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Hellyer Gorge
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Guide Falls Reserve ©
Guide Falls Reserve
Hellyer Gorge ©
Hellyer Gorge
Burnie Regional Museum ©
Burnie Regional Museum

2
nights
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 20th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff and then take a peaceful walk through Westmorland Falls. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake St. Clair and then identify plant and animal life at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Burnie to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Strahan.

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

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Westmorland Falls, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 22nd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, then head outdoors with Henty Dunes, then stop by Zeehan Rock Shop, and finally don't miss a visit to Spray Tunnel.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Strahan planning website .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Southport.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Zeehan, Iron Blow Lookout, Horsetail Falls
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Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes
Spray Tunnel ©
Spray Tunnel
Horsetail Falls
Horsetail Falls

1
night
Southport

Southport ©
Cockle Creek has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): stroll through South Cape Bay and then explore the activities along Duckhole Lake.

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Getting from Strahan to Southport by car takes about 6 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Southport

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

South Cape Bay
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South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay

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