12 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

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12 days in Tasmania & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Launceston
Drive:  1 h
1
Low Head
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Bicheno
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Hong Kong

1
night
Low Head

Low Head ©
Low Head is a suburb of George Town, Tasmania, on a peninsula at the mouth of the Tamar River, 5 kilometres north-west of the town centre.It is a popular snorkel and scuba diving area during much of the year, with extensive wide, unspoiled beaches.The area also has a lighthouse, beaches and a colony of little penguins (Eudyptula minor). Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pipers Brook Vineyard, Bridestowe Lavender Estate and Low Head Penguin Tours. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Low Head Penguin Tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Low Head trip planning website .

Launceston to Low Head is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Low Head

Shopping Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pipers Brook Vineyard, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Lavender House The Perfumery
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Lavender House The Perfumery ©
Lavender House The Perfumery
Low Head Penguin Tours ©
Low Head Penguin Tours
Bridestowe Lavender Estate ©
Bridestowe Lavender Estate

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.
To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston online journey planner .

Drive from Low Head to Launceston in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Marion's Lookout Walk. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): hike along Marion's Lookout Walk. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Mole Creek Caves and then look for all kinds of wild species at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bicheno.

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

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Mole Creek
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Marion's Lookout Walk ©
Marion's Lookout Walk
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

1
night
Bicheno

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. Plan trip to Bicheno with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Bicheno by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In January, daytime highs in Bicheno are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for Hobart.

Things to do in Bicheno

Outdoors Parks Tours
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3
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.
To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart route planner.

You can drive from Bicheno to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Wildlife Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in February, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 5:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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