12 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

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12 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Beauty Point
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Stanley
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, and finally contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, then see the interesting displays at Mona, and then stroll through Bellerive Beach.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hobart is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect nights in Hobart to be colder, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and finally stroll through Bay of Fires Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Little Blue Lake, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, take in the exciting artwork at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the St Helens trip planner .

Getting from Hobart to St Helens by car takes about 3.5 hours. December in St Helens sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Beauty Point.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

St Marys, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Little Blue Lake, Pyengana Dairy
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

2
nights
Beauty Point

Beauty Point ©
Beauty Point is a town by the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, meet the residents at Seahorse World, get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then learn about winemaking at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tamar Valley Art Shack. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Beauty Point trip planner .

Getting from St Helens to Beauty Point by car takes about 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Beauty Point are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Beauty Point

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Launceston, Rowella, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tamar Valley Art Shack
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

1
night
Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge ©
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness, then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Derwent Bridge trip planning tool .

You can drive from Beauty Point to Derwent Bridge in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake St. Clair
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The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage, then view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Stanley day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Derwent Bridge to Stanley takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Degraves Street, and stroll through St. Kilda Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Stanley to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Stanley in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Melbourne, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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