17 days in Tasmania, Melbourne & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania, Melbourne & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania, Melbourne & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  16​h 45​min
End: Hong Kong

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then walk around City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience, and finally learn about winemaking at The Pinot Shop.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Launceston day trip planner.

Hong Kong, China to Launceston is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Launceston. In October, Launceston is much colder than Hong Kong - with highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Platypus House
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines

2
nights
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 9th (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then look for gifts at Freycinet Marine Farm, and finally learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door and then identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner .

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Gala Estate Vineyard, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

3
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.
Get outdoors at Mount Wellington and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Port Arthur to see Lime Bay State Reserve about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, indulge your taste buds at Cascade Brewery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellerive Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart online vacation planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Moorilla Estate Winery, Lime Bay State Reserve
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and South Melbourne Marketfor some retail therapy. Visiting The Great Ocean Road and St. Kilda Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Melbourne online road trip planner .

Fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, then explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and then get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

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Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 18°C at night. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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