15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
South Bruny, Bruny Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Arthur River
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Devonport
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Adelaide

1
night
South Bruny, Bruny Island

South Bruny ©
On the 1st (Thu), view the masterpieces at Forestvale Design Centre.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the South Bruny trip planner .

Adelaide to South Bruny is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Adelaide in August, South Bruny is a bit cooler at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in South Bruny

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bruny Island Honey, Cape Bruny Lighthouse, Fluted Cape Trail, Forestvale Design Centre
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Fluted Cape Trail ©
Fluted Cape Trail
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Bruny Island Honey ©
Bruny Island Honey

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Government Farm, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and finally explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur online trip builder .

Traveling by car from South Bruny to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
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Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stop by The Wicked Cheese Co., learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, then contemplate the long history of Salamanca Arts Centre, and finally wander the streets of North Hobart. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart tour planning site .

Drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Richmond
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Salamanca Arts Centre ©
Salamanca Arts Centre
North Hobart ©
North Hobart

2
nights
Bicheno

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. On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, then do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and finally do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines. On your second day here, take in the views from Spiky Bridge, let little ones run wild at Melshell Oysters, then view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bicheno day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Bicheno takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bicheno are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Bicheno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dolphin Sands, Freycinet, Spiky Bridge, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Wineglass Bay
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Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, then pause for some photo ops at The Wall in the Wilderness, and then explore the activities along Franklin River Nature Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Derwent Bridge day trip website .

You can drive from Bicheno to Derwent Bridge in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Derwent Bridge

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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The Wall in the Wilderness ©
The Wall in the Wilderness

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, then take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then get outside with Henty Dunes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then stop by Wilderness Woodworks and Wilderness Whisky, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Strahan journey maker website .

You can drive from Derwent Bridge to Strahan in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Arthur River.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Eric Thomas Galley Museum
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Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

1
night
Arthur River

Arthur River ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, make a trip to Edge of the World, and then explore and take pictures at The Tarkine Drive.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Arthur River day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Strahan to Arthur River takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Arthur River

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area ©
Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area
Edge of the World ©
Edge of the World

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Arthur River to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Devonport.

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

Parks Nature
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff

3
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Don River Railway and Moores Hill Estate. Do your shopping at Goaty Hill Wines and Reliquaire. Get out of town with these interesting Devonport side-trips: Tamar Valley Art Shack (in Clarence Point), Wynyard (Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre & Boat Harbour Beach) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Tasmania’s Town of Murals, see the interesting displays at Burnie Regional Museum, and enjoy the sea views from Mersey Bluff Lighthouse.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Devonport trip planner .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Devonport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. August in Devonport sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Wynyard, Tamar Valley Art Shack, Holm Oak Vineyards, Moores Hill Estate, Reliquaire
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Don River Railway ©
Don River Railway
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards

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