4 days in Australia Itinerary

4 days in Australia Itinerary

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4 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Queenstown
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park day trip app .

Sydney to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. On the 7th (Fri), you're off toQueenstown.

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

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:

1
night
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 8th (Sat): examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, take in the waterfront at Horsetail Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Queenstown takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
Horsetail Falls ©
Horsetail Falls

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Dog Line, then take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, and then hike along Three Capes Track.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur online visit planner .

You can drive from Queenstown to Port Arthur in 5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site ©
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
Dog Line ©
Dog Line

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip site .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Bridge
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

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