14 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

14 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

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14 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and finally take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hobart day trip planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Hobart is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect nights in Hobart to be much colder, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Gaol, Seven Mile Beach
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery

2
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Freycinet Marine Farm and East Coast Natureworld. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coles Bay Jetty and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay online travel route builder .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

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 7th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then stop by Goaty Hill Wines, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

Before you visit Launceston, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Launceston are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve

2
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): Head underground at Marakoopa Cave, then Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, then look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese and then experience rural life at Turners Beach Berry Patch.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mole Creek trip maker .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Mole Creek takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Mole Creek are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Mole Creek

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Turners Beach Berry Patch, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, Alum Cliffs
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Degraves Street. Visit Shrine of Remembrance and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee) and Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat). It doesn't end there: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dandenong Ranges National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Mole Creek to Melbourne with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mole Creek in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

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