16 days in Newcastle & Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Newcastle & Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Newcastle & Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Mudgee
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Newcastle
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Huonville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Mudgee


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Newcastle

Newcastle
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Newcastle trip maker tool .

Mudgee to Newcastle is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Mudgee in October, Newcastle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Newcastle

Tours Outdoors Parks
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Elizabeth Street Pier as well as Hobart Walking Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, contemplate the long history of Cascade Brewery, and kick back and relax at Kingston Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hobart online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Newcastle to Hobart in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newcastle in October; daily highs in Hobart reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. You will leave for Coles Bay on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Kingston Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Kingston Beach ©
Kingston Beach
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Freycinet National Park as well as Bicheno Penguin Tours. Kids will enjoy Wineglass Bay and Friendly Beaches. There's still lots to do: get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, and stop by Freycinet Marine Farm.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Coles Bay travel route planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Honeymoon Bay
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Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
On the 6th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Halls Falls.

For ratings and tourist information, read our St Helens road trip tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Halls Falls, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Pyengana Dairy
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Get out of town with these interesting Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park side-trips: Twelve Acre Wood (in Claude Road), Philosopher Falls (in Waratah) and "Wee Georgie Wood" (in Tullah). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, trek along Crater Lake Circuit, take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from St Helens to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Huonville.

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

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

"Wee Georgie Wood", Twelve Acre Wood, Philosopher Falls
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

1
night
Huonville

Huonville
Huonville is a town on the Huon River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Huonville day trip planning site .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Huonville in 6 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Huonville can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Huonville

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:

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 11th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, explore the activities along Fortescue Bay, and then get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track, then explore and take pictures at Tessellated Pavement, and finally examine the collection at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur online vacation planner .

You can drive from Huonville to Port Arthur in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

1
night
Hobart

Hobart
For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hobart online holiday planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:

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night
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
On the 13th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Merewether Beach and then let the kids burn off some steam at Blackbutt Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Newcastle Museum, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Scratchley, then stroll through Nobbys Beach, and finally go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Newcastle trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Newcastle takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in November, with highs in Newcastle at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Merewether Beach ©
Merewether Beach
Newcastle Museum ©
Newcastle Museum

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