8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hobart
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Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Strathgordon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Queenstown
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Hobart

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then indulge your taste buds at Cascade Brewery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally kick back and relax at Kingston Beach. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Pressing Matters and then admire the majestic nature at Lime Bay State Reserve.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hobart vacation app .

In December, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Strathgordon.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kingston Beach, Pressing Matters, Lime Bay State Reserve
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery

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Strathgordon

Strathgordon ©
You've now added Southwest National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Southwest National Park, hike along Creepy Crawly Nature Trail, then see human ingenuity at work at Gordon Dam, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Serpentine Dam.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Strathgordon trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Strathgordon takes 2.5 hours. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Strathgordon

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Southwest National Park
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Gordon Dam ©
Gordon Dam
Southwest National Park ©
Southwest National Park
Serpentine Dam ©
Serpentine Dam

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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 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls, and then take in the waterfront at Horsetail Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Queenstown trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Strathgordon to Queenstown by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Queenstown

Nature Parks Museums
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
Horsetail Falls
Horsetail Falls

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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've now added Hollybank Wilderness Adventures to your itinerary. On the 13th (Fri), sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience and then kick your exploration up a notch at Hollybank Wilderness Adventures.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Launceston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Hollybank Wilderness Adventures ©
Hollybank Wilderness Adventures
James Boag Brewery Experience ©
James Boag Brewery Experience

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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.
You've now added Wineglass Bay Cruises to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Friendly Beaches and Wineglass Bay. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay route planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Wineglass Bay Cruises ©
Wineglass Bay Cruises
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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