15 days in Hervey Bay, Devonport & Sidmouth Itinerary

15 days in Hervey Bay, Devonport & Sidmouth Itinerary

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15 days in Hervey Bay, Devonport & Sidmouth Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  27​h
1
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
Devonport
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Sidmouth
— 1 night
Fly:  33​h
End: London

3
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hervey Bay: Fraser Island (Wanggoolba Creek & Central Station Rainforest) and Bundaberg (Hinkler Hall of Aviation & Bundaberg Rum Distillery). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Le Petit Chocolatier, grab your bike and head to Esplanade, and take in the waterfront at The Pier.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay road trip website .

London, UK to Hervey Bay is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In November, Hervey Bay is much hotter than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Devonport.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Fraser Island, Bundaberg
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
Esplanade ©
Esplanade

6
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Devonport

Devonport
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Devonport: Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake Circuit, & more). The adventure continues: Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, admire the natural beauty at Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, identify plant and animal life at Lillico Beach Conservation Area, and examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Devonport day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hervey Bay to Devonport in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hervey Bay in November: highs in Devonport hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sidmouth.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Burnie, Ulverstone, Mole Creek, Beauty Point
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
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Devils @ Cradle

1
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Sidmouth

Sidmouth ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): learn about winemaking at Moores Hill Estate, get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Wines for Joanie, then do a tasting at Loira Vines, and finally take in the views from Batman Bridge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sidmouth trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Devonport to Sidmouth takes an hour. In November in Sidmouth, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sidmouth

Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Holm Oak Vineyards, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
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Loira Vines ©
Loira Vines
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Moores Hill Estate ©
Moores Hill Estate

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