60 days in Victoria & Tasmania Itinerary

60 days in Victoria & Tasmania Itinerary

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60 days in Victoria & Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Bright
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Newhaven
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Red Hill
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Campbell
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Torquay
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Ballarat
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
8
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Launceston
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Hobart
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney


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7
nights
Bright

Bright ©
Bright is a town in northeastern Victoria, Australia, 319 metres above sea level at the southeastern end of the Ovens Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Bright: Falls Creek Alpine Resort (in Falls Creek), Tirol Sports (in Hotham Heights) and Yackandandah (Yackandandah Museum & Sluga Gallery). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board, admire the engineering at Dartmouth Dam, do a tasting at Morrisons of Glenrowan, and tee off at Mt Beauty Golf Club.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bright online visit planner .

Sydney to Bright is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get little chillier in Bright: highs are around 16°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Newhaven.

Things to do in Bright

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yackandandah, Tawonga South, Mt Beauty Golf Club, Tirol Sports, Dartmouth Dam
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 8:
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Pfeiffer Wines ©
Pfeiffer Wines
Dartmouth Dam ©
Dartmouth Dam

3
nights
Newhaven

Newhaven ©
Newhaven is a town in southern Victoria, in the south Gippsland region. Go for a jaunt from Newhaven to Summerlands to see Swan Lake Trail about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre, take a leisurely stroll along Rhyll Jetty, stop by Tyde, and learn about winemaking at Phillip Island Winery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Newhaven day trip site .

Traveling by car from Bright to Newhaven takes 5 hours. Traveling from Bright in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Newhaven, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Red Hill.

Things to do in Newhaven

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cowes, Ventnor, Summerlands, Rhyll Jetty, Pinnacles Lookout
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©

6
nights
Red Hill

Red Hill ©
Red Hill is a small rural community, located in the hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula, about an hour's drive south of Melbourne, in Victoria, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Red Hill side-trips: Spas (in Frankston), Oz Shooting (in Carrum Downs) and Portsea (Scuba & Snorkeling & Point Nepean National Park). There's lots more to do: trek along Cape Schanck Boardwalk, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Fenian Wines, and admire the natural beauty at The Enchanted Adventure Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Red Hill trip planner .

You can drive from Newhaven to Red Hill in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Red Hill are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Red Hill

Parks Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Mornington, Dromana, Portsea, Spas, Panorama Garden Estate
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The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery ©
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park

4
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Castle Cove (in Glenaire), Great Ocean Walk (in Apollo Bay) and Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, let little ones run wild at Peterborough Foreshore Playground, and identify plant and animal life at Childer's Cove.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Campbell online day trip planner .

Getting from Red Hill to Port Campbell by car takes about 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Castle Cove, Peterborough Foreshore Playground, Childer's Cove, Courthouse Camperdown, Cape Otway Lightstation
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

5
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Torquay: Lorne (Erskine Falls & Lorne Beach), Beeac Windmill Park (in Beeac) and Tarndie (in Warncoort). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, admire all the interesting features of Great Ocean Road, take some stellar pictures from Point Danger Lookout, and make a trip to Kennet River.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Torquay travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Torquay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lorne, Anglesea, Tarndie, Beeac Windmill Park, Kennet River
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 26:
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

6
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ballarat: Clunes Historic Streetscape/Buildings (in Clunes), Bendigo (Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo Art Gallery, & more) and Phillips Gardens (in Maryborough). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sovereign Hill, identify plant and animal life at Blackhill Reserve, stroll through Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail, and make a trip to Backspace Gallery.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballarat trip planner .

Getting from Torquay to Ballarat by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Ballarat can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bendigo, Clunes Historic Streetscape/Buildings, Mt. Elephant, Wimmera Hills Winery, Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail
Find places to stay Aug 26 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Phillips Gardens ©
Phillips Gardens
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Spas

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

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Traveling by train from Ballarat to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. September in Melbourne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Get out of town with these interesting Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park side-trips: Twelve Acre Wood (in Claude Road), Tarraleah Power Station Lookout (in Tarraleah) and Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site (in Waddamana). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchmans Cap, stroll through Crater Lake Circuit, and admire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Melbourne to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, Twelve Acre Wood, Gordon River, Mt Donaldson
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Ben Lomond Ski Resort (in Ben Lomond National Park), Loira Vines (in Sidmouth) and Bridport Walking Track (in Bridport). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, stroll around City Park, do a tasting at Delamere Vineyards, and sample the tasty concoctions at Little Rivers Brewing Co.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Launceston online road trip planner .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Launceston by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Deloraine, Ben Lomond Ski Resort, Alum Cliffs, Loira Vines, 3 Willows Vineyard
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Ben Lomond Ski Resort ©
Ben Lomond Ski Resort

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.
Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Pressing Matters (in Richmond) and Port Arthur (Port Arthur Historic Site, Mount Brown and Crescent Bay Walking Track, & more). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hobart day trip planning site .

Drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Pressing Matters, Museum of Old and New Art
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 29:
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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