17 days in Tasmania, Torquay & Melbourne Itinerary

17 days in Tasmania, Torquay & Melbourne Itinerary

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17 days in Tasmania, Torquay & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
5
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 31st (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hobart is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) is 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October; daily highs in Hobart reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 1st (Fri), explore the activities along Stewarts Bay, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, hike along Three Capes Track, and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Stewarts Bay ©
Stewarts Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Melshell Oysters, view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery, then stroll through Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay tour planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kings Fine Art Gallery, Melshell Oysters
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Kings Fine Art Gallery ©
Kings Fine Art Gallery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around City Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and finally contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate.

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Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
The Great Ocean Road has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls, then pause for some photo ops at Bunyip Sculpture, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Teddy's Lookout, visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Torquay tour builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Launceston to Torquay in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Torquay are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Scenic Drive Outdoors Spas

Side Trips

Lorne, Aireys Inlet, Spas
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Spas
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

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.
Dedicate the 12th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

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You can drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. November in Melbourne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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