13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Exeter
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h
5
Bruny Island
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h 30​min
6
Queenstown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Stanley
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Exeter

Exeter ©
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Melbourne to Exeter is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in March; daily highs in Exeter reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bicheno.

Things to do in Exeter

Wineries

Side Trip

Moores Hill Estate
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Moores Hill Estate ©
Moores Hill Estate

2
nights
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 10th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bicheno online travel route planner .

Explore your travel options from Exeter to Bicheno with the Route module. In March in Bicheno, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Coles Bay
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bicheno to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 14th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and admire the landmark architecture of Constitution Dock.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart road trip planning website .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Hobart, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

1
night
Bruny Island

Bruny Island
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bruny Island trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Bruny Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 16th (Sat), you're off toQueenstown.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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1
night
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Nelson Falls, take a leisurely stroll along Horsetail Falls, then examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown vacation planning app .

Explore your travel options from Bruny Island to Queenstown with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hogarth Falls
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
Horsetail Falls
Horsetail Falls

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 18th (Mon), explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Queenstown to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

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

Parks Nature
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Boat Harbour Beach, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, and then stop by The Angel's Share.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Stanley trip planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In March in Stanley, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Beaconsfield.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Wynyard
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

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