17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hobart
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Strahan
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Hobart

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seven Mile Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Popular historic sites such as Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hobart online trip itinerary maker .

December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Strahan.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Berriedale, St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Seven Mile Beach
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gordon River Cruises. Get some cultural insight at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and Eric Thomas Galley Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Ocean Beach and Frenchmans Cap. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Strahan trip site .

You can drive from Hobart to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eric Thomas Galley Museum, Frenchmans Cap
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Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Gordon River Cruises ©
Gordon River Cruises
Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 2nd (Thu), hike along Larmairremener tabelti and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

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Drive from Strahan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Launceston.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

3
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Holm Oak Vineyards. Iron Pot Bay Vineyard and Entally Estate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook), Platypus House (in Beauty Point) and Moores Hill Estate (in Sidmouth). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Pilgrim Uniting Church, and explore the striking landscape of Narawntapu National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston day trip planning tool .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rowella, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Delamere Vineyards, Platypus House, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, then learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then stroll through Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Suncoast Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens vacation planning app .

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In January in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bicheno.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, St Columba Falls Reserve
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails ©
Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails

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 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bicheno trip builder website .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Bicheno takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Bicheno can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Coles Bay, Cranbrook, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Three Capes Track and Tessellated Pavement. Step off the beaten path and head to Maria Island National Park and Waterfall Bay.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip maker website .

You can drive from Bicheno to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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