16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  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
Fly:  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
Drive:  3​h
9
Beaconsfield
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Exeter

Exeter ©
For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Exeter trip planner .

Melbourne to Exeter is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in March; daily highs in Exeter reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for 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 ©
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): make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bicheno trip planner .

Traveling by car from Exeter to Bicheno takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Bicheno

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 12th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bicheno to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 14th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hobart itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Food Tours
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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 plan Bruny Island vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. March in Bruny Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll set off for Queenstown on the 16th (Sat).

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Nelson Falls, then go for a walk through Horsetail Falls, then examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Queenstown attractions planner .

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

Things to do in Queenstown

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Hogarth Falls
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
Eric Thomas Galley Museum ©
Eric Thomas Galley Museum
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), contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Queenstown to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. 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

Nature Parks
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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. 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. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Boat Harbour Beach, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, and then look for gifts at The Angel's Share.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Stanley visit planning website .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Beaconsfield.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Beaches Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Wynyard
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

3
nights
Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield ©
Beaconsfield is a former gold mining town near the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. On the 21st (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, learn about winemaking at Moores Hill Estate, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Lavender House The Perfumery, snap pictures at Batman Bridge, then stop by Goaty Hill Wines, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Holwell Gorge State Reserve.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Beaconsfield day trip planning app .

You can drive from Stanley to Beaconsfield in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Beaconsfield

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Rowella, Sidmouth, Holwell Gorge State Reserve, Goaty Hill Wines
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Holwell Gorge State Reserve ©
Holwell Gorge State Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard ©
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard

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