9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Launceston
— 1 night
2
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the galleries of Franklin House, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then make a trip to The Town Clock, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Launceston day trip planning tool .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get little chillier in Launceston: highs are around 25°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

2
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Velo Winery & Cellar Door, see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, then stop by Goaty Hill Wines, and finally examine the collection at Bass & Flinders Centre.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary maker app .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum, Moores Hill Estate, Holm Oak Vineyards, Velo Winery & Cellar Door
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): hike along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Barn Bluff, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Clair, and finally hike along Larmairremener tabelti.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park tour itinerary site .

Drive from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

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

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk ©
Shadow Lake Circuit Walk

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, stop by Wilderness Woodworks, see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then head outdoors with Henty Dunes, then take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and finally don't miss a visit to Spray Tunnel.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Strahan trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Strahan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Zeehan, Iron Blow Lookout, Frenchmans Cap
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Frenchmans Cap ©
Frenchmans Cap
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill

1
night
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 30th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lark Distillery and then take a stroll through Sullivans Cove.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planner .

Traveling by car from Strahan to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. December in Hobart sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Puddleduck Vineyard
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Helicopter Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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