16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly + bus:  22​h 15​min
1
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  11​h 30​min
5
Norfolk Island
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
End: Doha

3
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Surfers Point and Tassell Park Wines. Get outdoors at Hamelin Bay and Jewel Cave. Take a break from Margaret River with a short trip to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in Augusta, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Redgate Wines, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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Doha, Qatar to Margaret River is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Doha to Margaret River, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Boranup, Augusta, Surfers Point, Redgate Wines
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point

4
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Harewood Estate Winery and National Anzac Centre. Step off the beaten path and head to Cheynes Beach and Nanarup Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Denmark (Lights Beach, Greens Pool, & more) and Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Misery Beach, appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Albany trip planner .

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daytime highs in Albany are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach, Nanarup Beach, Cheynes Beach
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Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool

1
night
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 23rd (Sat), examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

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Traveling by flight from Albany to Hobart takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Albany to Hobart due to the time zone difference. March in Hobart sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Richmond Bridge
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

2
nights
Coles Bay

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.
On the 25th (Mon), walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, stroll through Coles Bay Jetty, and then kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay. On your second day here, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard and then kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay travel route app .

Getting from Hobart to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Captain Cook's Monument, kick back and relax at Point Ross, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Emily Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Norfolk Island Cemetery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Chapel, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Pitt.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the Norfolk Island holiday tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Coles Bay to Norfolk Island in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Coles Bay to Norfolk Island is 1 hour. March in Norfolk Island sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Captain Cook's Monument ©
Captain Cook's Monument
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery

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