13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hobart
1
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Richmond
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Derwent Bridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Hobart

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Old and New Art and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. Step out of the city life by going to Seven Mile Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and contemplate the long history of Claremont House.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip planning tool .

Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Richmond.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Museum of Old and New Art, Claremont House
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Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral

few
hours
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Richmond trip builder app .

Richmond is just a short distance from Hobart. April in Richmond sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

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.
For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Richmond to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Trails Beaches Outdoors
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, and then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our St Helens day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve and then take in the exciting artwork at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip maker .

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at "Wee Georgie Wood" and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle and then delve into the lush surroundings at Westmorland Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. You will leave for Derwent Bridge on the 23rd (Tue).

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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

"Wee Georgie Wood", Westmorland Falls
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
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"Wee Georgie Wood"

2
nights
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 23rd (Tue): appreciate the history behind The Wall in the Wilderness and then take in the awesome beauty at Frenchmans Cap. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Waddamana Power Station Museum and then tee off at Ratho Golf Course.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Derwent Bridge tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Derwent Bridge in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Nature Parks Golf

Side Trips

Ratho Golf Course, Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site
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Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap
Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site ©
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Tessellated Pavement and then get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Derwent Bridge to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

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