26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Bruny Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Huonville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Tullah
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Arthur River
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Burnie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
13
Devonport
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Canberra


1
night
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Neck.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bruny Island online sightseeing planner .

Canberra to Bruny Island is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Canberra in January, expect nights in Bruny Island to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Bruny Island Premium Wines ©
Bruny Island Premium Wines
The Neck ©
The Neck

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seven Mile Beach and Wine Tours & Tastings. Spend the 4th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour and take a stroll through North Hobart.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planning site .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Huonville.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Seven Mile Beach
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Helicopter Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Huonville

Huonville ©
Huonville is a town on the Huon River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. On the 6th (Sun), savor the flavors at Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Refuge, and then hike along Tahune Forest AirWalk. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hartz Mountains National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Huonville trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Huonville takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Huonville

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Raptor Refuge, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Hartz Mountains National Park
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Hartz Mountains National Park ©
Hartz Mountains National Park
Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site, and then stroll through Three Capes Track. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, then admire all the interesting features of Tessellated Pavement, then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, and finally stroll through Fortescue Bay.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Huonville to Port Arthur takes 2.5 hours. January in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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.
On the 10th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, then let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oysters, and finally do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Freycinet, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Melshell Oysters
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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.
Get in touch with nature at Lost Farm Barnbougle Golf Course and Liffey Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Woolmers Estate and Lilydale Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Barnbougle Dunes (in Bridport) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands and admire the striking features of Franklin House.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Tullah.

Things to do in Launceston

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bridport, Liffey Falls, Woolmers Estate, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Barnbougle Dunes ©
Barnbougle Dunes
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

2
nights
Tullah

Tullah ©
Tullah is a town in the northern part of the West Coast Range, on the west coast of Tasmania, about 111 km south of Burnie. On the 15th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle and then trek along Marion's Lookout Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along The Overland Track.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tullah trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Launceston to Tullah in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Tullah

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

2
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
On the 17th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap, and then examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, then look for gifts at Zeehan Rock Shop, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Tullah to Queenstown takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Zeehan, Frenchmans Cap, Montezuma Falls
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Montezuma Falls ©
Montezuma Falls

1
night
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 19th (Sat), stroll through Ocean Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and finally head outdoors with Henty Dunes.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Strahan online road trip planner .

Getting from Queenstown to Strahan by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Arthur River.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Hogarth Falls ©
Hogarth Falls
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

1
night
Arthur River

Arthur River ©
On the 20th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, cruise along The Tarkine Drive, and then make a trip to Edge of the World.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Arthur River trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Strahan to Arthur River in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Arthur River

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area ©
Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area
Edge of the World ©
Edge of the World

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then look for gifts at The Angel's Share, and finally don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Stanley day trip site .

You can drive from Arthur River to Stanley in 1.5 hours. January in Stanley sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Burnie.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve

2
nights
Burnie

Burnie ©
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get all the information you need at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, then enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, then cruise along Boat Harbour Beach, and finally let little ones run wild at Burnie Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Cormorant Bay Recreational Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Guide Falls Reserve, then admire the natural beauty at Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, and finally identify plant and animal life at Fern Glade Reserve.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Burnie road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stanley to Burnie takes 1.5 hours. January in Burnie sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Devonport.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Wynyard, Cormorant Bay Recreational Reserve
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:
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3
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Visiting Leven Canyon and Marakoopa Cave will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gunns Plains Caves and Mole Creek Caves. Step out of Devonport to go to Gunns Plains and see Wings Wildlife Park, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Tasmania’s Town of Murals, see the interesting displays at Don River Railway, experience rural life at Turners Beach Berry Patch, and do a tasting at Ghost Rock Tasmania.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Devonport trip planner .

Getting from Burnie to Devonport by car takes about an hour. January in Devonport sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Gunns Plains, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Tasmania’s Town of Murals, Ghost Rock Tasmania
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave

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