34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Queenstown
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Launceston
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

9
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 Tahune Forest AirWalk and Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider (in Huonville), Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park). Spend the 15th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, take some stellar pictures from Mount Nelson Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hobart day trip planner.

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Russell Falls
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 16:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

6
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Remarkable Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Arthur: Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay & Tasman Arch).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 22:
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

4
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill and Zeehan Rock Shop. Venture out of the city with trips to Strahan (Hogarth Falls, Henty Dunes, & more), West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan (in Zeehan) and Gordon Dam (in Strathgordon). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Nelson Falls, enjoy breathtaking views from Iron Blow Lookout, see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, and get great views at Horsetail Falls.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Queenstown trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Port Arthur to Queenstown by car takes about 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Strahan, Zeehan, Montezuma Falls, Gordon Dam, Iron Blow Lookout
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:
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Hogarth Falls ©
Hogarth Falls
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls

7
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Devils @ Cradle and Leven Canyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Sheffield (The Working Art Space and Gallery, The Emporium, & more), Wilmot Country Store (in Wilmot) and Ulverstone (Preston Falls & Under The Oak, handmade gallery and gifts). On the 1st (Sat), hike the day away at The Overland Track. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair, take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail, get great views at Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gunns Plains Caves.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Queenstown to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Launceston.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sheffield, Ulverstone, Franklin River Nature Trail, Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, Wilmot Country Store
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 3:
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Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track

7
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Tamar Valley and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Latrobe (Reliquaire & House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate), Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House) and Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, and admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Launceston trip planning app .

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Latrobe, Beauty Point, Liffey Falls, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Wines for Joanie
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 10:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

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