12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Launceston
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Eaglehawk Neck
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
7
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Great Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
End: Hobart

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 26th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Design Centre Tasmania. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Entally House, contemplate the long history of Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, then steep yourself in history at Brickendon Estate, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Launceston. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Longford
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Franklin House ©
Franklin House

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bicheno.

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

Nature Parks
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1
night
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 12th (Thu): make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bicheno travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Bicheno takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In December in Bicheno, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Bicheno

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

3
nights
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 in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Old and New Art and Lady Franklin Gallery. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral, wander the streets of Sullivans Cove, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and admire the striking features of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hobart road trip website .

Traveling by car from Bicheno to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

1
night
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.
Wineglass Bay Lookout has been added to your itinerary. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

few
hours
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Tessellated Pavement, then appreciate the history behind Dog Line, then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and finally trek along Waterfall Bay.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Eaglehawk Neck trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck takes 2.5 hours. January in Eaglehawk Neck sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site ©
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement
Waterfall Bay ©
Waterfall Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Model Prison. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Government Cottage, and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur online journey planner .

Port Arthur is very close to Eaglehawk Neck. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Great Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Model Prison
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

1
day
Great Bay

Great Bay ©
To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Great Bay attractions planning app .

Getting from Port Arthur to Great Bay by car takes about 3 hours. December in Great Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will leave for home on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Great Bay

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bruny Island, Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:
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The Neck ©
The Neck
Bruny Island Quarantine Station ©
Bruny Island Quarantine Station
Bligh Museum of Pacific Exploration ©

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