9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 day
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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 1 night
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Launceston
— 3 nights
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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Cradle Mountain Canyons and then explore the activities along Lake St. Clair.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip maker.

Sydney to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Hobart.

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

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
On the 24th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach, look for gifts at The Wicked Cheese Co., identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hobart Full Gospel Central Church, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Refuge, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then make a trip to Constitution Dock.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hobart vacation planning site.

Traveling by bus from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, head outdoors with Tasman Arch, then identify plant and animal life at Wild Ocean Tasmania, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul, and then steep yourself in history at Government Farm.

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Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Coles Bay tour planning website.

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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Launceston

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mole Creek Caves and Low Head Penguin Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tamar Island Wetlands and Marakoopa Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Platypus House (in Beauty Point), Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary (in Mole Creek) and Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston tour planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In December in Launceston, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Freycinet travel guide

4.5
Trails · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gift & Specialty Shops
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.

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