27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Devonport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Zeehan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Queenstown
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
St Marys
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Beaconsfield
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
12
George Town
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): kick back and relax at Coles Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at The Working Art Space and Gallery, then examine the collection at Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Mersey Bluff Lighthouse. On your second day here, examine the collection at Burnie Regional Museum, then look for gifts at Wilmot Country Store, and then explore the world behind art at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Devonport online trip builder .

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. In March, Devonport is slightly colder than Melbourne - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Devonport

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum, Wilmot Country Store, Albert Gallery, Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, Burnie Regional Museum
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Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum ©
Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse ©
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse
Wilmot Country Store ©
Wilmot Country Store

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, take some stellar pictures from HA Lane Memorial Lookout, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally stop by The Angel's Share. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse, and then cruise along Boat Harbour Beach.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Stanley tour planner.

You can drive from Devonport to Stanley in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Stanley are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zeehan.

Things to do in Stanley

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Wynyard, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

1
night
Zeehan

Zeehan ©
Zeehan is a town on the west coast of Tasmania, Australia 139km south-west of Burnie. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stop by Zeehan Rock Shop, then get engrossed in the history at West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and then make a trip to Spray Tunnel.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zeehan trip builder app .

Drive from Stanley to Zeehan in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Zeehan

Museums Shopping
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West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Spray Tunnel ©
Spray Tunnel

3
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 22nd (Fri), explore the world behind art at Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): hike along Westmorland Falls and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair.

Start your trip to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Zeehan to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

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

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Westmorland Falls
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

1
day
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Spion Kopf Lookout, then examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Iron Blow Lookout.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Queenstown online trip planner .

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Queenstown in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Queenstown

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hogarth Falls, Iron Blow Lookout
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 25:
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Spion Kop Lookout ©
Spion Kop Lookout
Iron Blow Lookout ©
Iron Blow Lookout

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seven Mile Beach and Wine Tours & Tastings. Shop till you drop at Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider and Cat and Fiddle Arcade. Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Callington Mill (in Oatlands). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral, learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, and take a stroll through Sullivans Cove.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip website .

Getting from Queenstown to Hobart by car takes about 4 hours. In March, daytime highs in Hobart are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Richmond, Seven Mile Beach, Claremont House, Callington Mill, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 31:
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Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
On the 31st (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park, then trek along Waterfall Bay, and then appreciate the history behind Dog Line. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Fortescue Bay, then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at Coal Mines Historic Site.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Eaglehawk Neck road trip site .

You can drive from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Maria Island National Park, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site ©
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park

1
night
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 2nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Port Arthur Historic Site and then make a trip to Remarkable Cave.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur trip itinerary builder tool .

Port Arthur is just a stone's throw from Eaglehawk Neck. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Friendly Beaches. Explore Coles Bay's surroundings by going to Swansea (Melshell Oysters & Spiky Bridge) and Spring Vale Wines (in Cranbrook). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, stroll through Honeymoon Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, and view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Coles Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to St Marys.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Cranbrook, Melshell Oyster Shack, Waubs Bay Gallery, Spiky Bridge
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Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Spring Vale Wines ©
Spring Vale Wines

1
night
St Marys

St Marys ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, then relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read St Marys online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Marys takes 1.5 hours. In April in St Marys, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Beaconsfield.

Things to do in St Marys

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trips

St Helens, Pyengana Dairy
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:
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St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy

1
night
Beaconsfield

Beaconsfield ©
Beaconsfield is a former gold mining town near the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the views from Batman Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Beaconsfield trip app .

Drive from St Marys to Beaconsfield in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Beaconsfield

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sidmouth, Goaty Hill Wines
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines
Moores Hill Estate ©
Moores Hill Estate

1
night
George Town

George Town ©
George Town is a large town in north-east Tasmania, on the eastern bank of the mouth of the Tamar River. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the galleries of Tamar Valley Art Shack, visit a coastal fixture at The Low Head Lighthouse, then learn about all things military at Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Bass & Flinders Centre.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the George Town online tour itinerary planner .

George Town is just a short distance from Beaconsfield. In April in George Town, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Low Head, Tamar Valley Art Shack
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:
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Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre
The Low Head Lighthouse ©
The Low Head Lighthouse

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 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Launceston Tramway Museum, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then do a tasting at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, then stop by The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Entally Estate, then steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, then view the masterpieces at Tasmanian Glassblowers, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Franklin House.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip builder app .

Drive from George Town to Launceston in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Tasmanian Glassblowers, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:
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Franklin House ©
Franklin House
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door ©
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door

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