9 days in Gold Coast & Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Gold Coast & Tasmania Itinerary

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9 days in Gold Coast & Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  14​h
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Hong Kong

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Step out of the city life by going to Surfer's Paradise Beach and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Get some cultural insight at Cape Byron Lighthouse and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse. Change things up with a short trip to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre in Murwillumbah (about 54 minutes away). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach and find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast route planner .

Hong Kong, China to Gold Coast is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Time (HKT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hong Kong in October: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 29°C and lows are around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Gold Coast to Port Arthur in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, things will get a bit cooler in Port Arthur: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Mona, then buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach, kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart holiday builder app .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona, Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach
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Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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