16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  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
Drive:  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
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Exeter

Exeter ©
To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Exeter travel planning site .

Melbourne to Exeter is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, things will get a bit cooler in Exeter: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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 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 10th (Sun), make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bicheno trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Exeter to Bicheno takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Bicheno can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Port Arthur Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur online itinerary planner .

Getting from Bicheno to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. 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.
Take a break from Hobart 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. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Constitution Dock, go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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 see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruny Island road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Bruny Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 16th (Sat), you're off toQueenstown.

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

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Queenstown road trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bruny Island to Queenstown. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park driving holiday planner.

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) early enough to drive to Stanley.

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

Parks Nature
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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, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. On your second day here, cruise along Boat Harbour Beach, then don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, and then look for gifts at The Angel's Share.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Stanley trip maker 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, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Beaconsfield.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors 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), take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then do a tasting at Moores Hill Estate, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard. Keep things going the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Lavender House The Perfumery, take in the views from Batman Bridge, then look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines, and finally go for a walk through Holwell Gorge State Reserve.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Beaconsfield trip planner .

You can drive from Stanley to Beaconsfield in 2.5 hours. March in Beaconsfield sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Beaconsfield

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Rowella, Sidmouth, Goaty Hill Wines, Holwell Gorge State Reserve
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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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