42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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42 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Devonport
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Somerset
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Wynyard
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Strahan
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Richmond
— 10 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

13
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Escape the urban bustle at The Overland Track and Wings Wildlife Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bass Strait Maritime Centre and Leven Canyon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Devonport: Gunns Plains Caves (in Gunns Plains), Preston Falls (in Ulverstone) and Sheffield (ONTRAK Gallery, King George V Park Mosaic Pathway, & more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Tasmania’s Town of Murals, do a tasting at Ghost Rock Tasmania, visit a coastal fixture at The Low Head Lighthouse, and brush up on your military savvy at Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Devonport trip itinerary tool .

Melbourne to Devonport is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect Devonport to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Somerset.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sheffield, Mole Creek, Latrobe, George Town, Penguin
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves

1
night
Somerset

Somerset ©
Somerset is a small township to the west of Burnie, Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Annsleigh Gardens and Cafe and then make a trip to Cormorant Bay Recreational Reserve.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Somerset day trip planning site .

Getting from Devonport to Somerset by car takes about an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Somerset can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Wynyard.

Things to do in Somerset

Parks

Side Trip

Annsleigh Gardens and Events
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Annsleigh Gardens and Events ©
Annsleigh Gardens and Events
Cormorant Bay Recreational Reserve ©
Cormorant Bay Recreational Reserve

9
nights
Wynyard

Wynyard ©
Wynyard is a rural town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia, about 17km west of Burnie. Get in touch with nature at Boat Harbour Beach and Guide Falls Reserve. Discover out-of-the-way places like Table Cape Lighthouse Experience and Dip River Forest Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Wynyard side-trips: Burnie (Hellyers Road Distillery, Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, & more), Waratah (Philosopher Falls, Waratah Museum, & more) and Hellyer Gorge (in Parrawe). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Edge of the World, cruise along The Tarkine Drive, explore the galleries of Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, and steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Wynyard trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Wynyard is just a stone's throw from Somerset. In March, daily temperatures in Wynyard can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Wynyard

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Burnie, Stanley, Waratah, Arthur River, Mawbanna
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Guide Falls Reserve ©
Guide Falls Reserve
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience

8
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan and Nelson Falls. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eric Thomas Galley Museum and Spion Kopf Lookout. Venture out of the city with trips to Strathgordon (Creepy Crawly Nature Trail & Gordon Dam), Derwent Bridge (Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park & Frenchmans Cap) and Zeehan (Spray Tunnel, Zeehan Rock Shop, & more). Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls, take in the waterfront at Horsetail Falls, go deep underground at Iron Blow Lookout, and see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Strahan itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Wynyard to Strahan takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Zeehan, Queenstown, Derwent Bridge, Strathgordon, Mt Donaldson
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Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls

10
nights
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tasmanian Wool Centre. and Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site. Get in touch with nature at Franklin River Nature Trail and Tessellated Pavement. Explore Richmond's surroundings by going to Coal Mines Historic Site (in Saltwater River), Eaglehawk Neck (Tasman Arch, Tasman National Park, & more) and Waddamana Power Station Museum (in Waddamana). Fill the 18th (Thu) with the natural beauty at Lime Bay State Reserve. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, make a trip to Callington Mill, learn about winemaking at Every Man and His Dog Vineyard, and enjoy some diversion at Melshell Oysters.

Plan trip to Richmond with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Strahan to Richmond by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania, Swansea, Grote Reber Museum, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Shene Tasmania ©
Shene Tasmania

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