13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Exeter
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Bicheno
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h
5
Bruny Island
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h 30​min
6
Queenstown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Stanley
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Exeter

Exeter ©
For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Exeter trip itinerary website .

Melbourne to Exeter is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect Exeter to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Bicheno.

Things to do in Exeter

Wineries

Side Trip

Moores Hill Estate
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Moores Hill Estate ©
Moores Hill Estate

2
nights
Bicheno

Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bicheno vacation app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Exeter to Bicheno. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Coles Bay
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Bicheno to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. On the 14th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Hobart sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

1
night
Bruny Island

Bruny Island
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Bruny Island fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Bruny Island are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will leave for Queenstown on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Bruny Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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1
night
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
On the 17th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls, then take a leisurely stroll along Horsetail Falls, then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Queenstown trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bruny Island to Queenstown. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hogarth Falls
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
Horsetail Falls
Horsetail Falls

2
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 18th (Mon), explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Queenstown to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

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

Parks Nature
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach, then don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, and then look for gifts at The Angel's Share.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Stanley online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Stanley by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. March in Stanley sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trip

Wynyard
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

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