18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  5 h
1
Devonport
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Burnie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Arthur River
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Launceston
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Brisbane

4
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mole Creek (Mole Creek Caves & Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary) and Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land). There's much more to do: examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, stroll around The Tasmanian Arboretum, and relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Devonport holiday planner.

Adelaide to Devonport 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Devonport is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in April, things will get slightly colder in Devonport: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Burnie.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Latrobe, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 1:
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The Tasmanian Arboretum ©
The Tasmanian Arboretum
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot ©
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot

2
nights
Burnie

Burnie ©
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Fern Glade Reserve, stop by The Hidden Fox, take in nature's colorful creations at Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, thenadmire the sheer force of Guide Falls Reserve, and finally walk around Burnie Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Penguin Observation Centre, visit a coastal fixture at Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, thenexplore the world behind art at Makers Workshop, and finally don't miss a visit to Giant Penguin.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Burnie trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Devonport to Burnie in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Burnie

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, Giant Penguin
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
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Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden ©
Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden
Guide Falls Reserve ©
Guide Falls Reserve
Makers Workshop ©
Makers Workshop

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get great views at HA Lane Memorial Lookout, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage, thentake in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Stanley Discovery Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, look for gifts at Providore 24, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Stanley trip itinerary website.

Getting from Burnie to Stanley by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Stanley sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Arthur River.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Stanley Discovery Museum ©
Stanley Discovery Museum

1
night
Arthur River

Arthur River
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, take some stellar pictures from Sumac Lookout, thenexplore and take pictures at The Tarkine Drive, and finally don't miss a visit to Edge of the World.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Arthur River trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Stanley to Arthur River by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Arthur River

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area
Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area
Edge of the World ©
Edge of the World
Sumac Lookout ©
Sumac Lookout

2
nights
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 Cradle Country Adventures, Lake St Clair Ferry & World Heritage Cruises and Waldheim Alpine Spa. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): catch all the local highlights with Lake St Clair Ferry & World Heritage Cruises and then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Larmairremener tabelti, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at Waldheim Alpine Spa, thenadmire the sheer force of Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, and finally trot along with Cradle Country Adventures.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Drive from Arthur River to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to St Helens.

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

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:
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Cradle Country Adventures ©
Cradle Country Adventures
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle
Waldheim Alpine Spa ©
Waldheim Alpine Spa

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
On the 8th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from St Helens Point Conservation Area, kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, thencast your line with a fishing tour, and finally browse the exhibits of East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course, experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Halls Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens trip planner.

You can drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to St Helens in 4.5 hours. May in St Helens sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyengana Dairy, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Halls Falls
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy
Priory Ridge ©
Priory Ridge

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saint John Craft Beer Bar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). And it doesn't end there: stroll around City Park, get a sense of history and politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Anglican Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Launceston day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In May in Launceston, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Honey Tasmania - The Beehive
Find places to stay May 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
City Park ©
City Park
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World