24 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

24 days in Melbourne & Tasmania Itinerary

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Melbourne
— Few hours
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Devonport
— Few hours
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Launceston
— 4 nights
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
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Port Arthur
— 3 nights
7
Derwent Bridge
— 1 night
8
Strahan
— 3 nights
9
Sheffield
— 4 nights
10
Devonport
— Few hours
11
Melbourne
— Few hours

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Block Arcade and then don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip maker site.

Ourimbah to Melbourne is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Ourimbah in April, you will find days in Melbourne are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Devonport.
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:
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Block Arcade ©
Block Arcade
Flinders Street Station ©
Flinders Street Station

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Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Devonport trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Melbourne to Devonport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Melbourne in April, Devonport is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Museums

Side Trip

House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:
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House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate

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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 George Town Watch House as well as Bass & Flinders Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House), Lavender House The Perfumery (in Rowella) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, walk around City Park, do a tasting at The Pinot Shop, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Launceston sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Devonport to Launceston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

George Town, Beauty Point, Liffey Falls, Lavender House The Perfumery, Woolmers Estate
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Coles Bay

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Coles Bay side-trips: Spiky Bridge (in Swansea) and Melshell Oyster Shack (in Dolphin Sands). Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip planner.

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Spiky Bridge, Melshell Oyster Shack, Bicheno Blowhole
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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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.
You've added The Wicked Cheese Co., Salamanca Market, Richmond Gaol, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Constitution Dock, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, thenengage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hobart vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Hobart are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Richmond
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
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Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cape Raoul, Wild Ocean Tasmania, Port Arthur Ghost Tours, and other attractions you added. Step out of Port Arthur with an excursion to Tasman Arch in Eaglehawk Neck--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hike along Three Capes Track, head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Derwent Bridge.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Maria Island National Park
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:
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Wild Ocean Tasmania ©
Wild Ocean Tasmania
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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Derwent Bridge

Derwent Bridge
Derwent Bridge is a locality on the Lyell Highway at the southern edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.It is just south of Lake St Clair and the Lake St Clair visitor centre; and it is north of Lake King William and the Butlers Gorge Power Station.It is also the last inhabited location before Linda Valley in the West Coast Range - this section of the highway passes through the Wild Rivers National Park. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to King William Saddle.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Derwent Bridge online visit planner.

Drive from Port Arthur to Derwent Bridge in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Strahan.
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:

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Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Get out of town with these interesting Strahan side-trips: Zeehan (Spray Tunnel, Zeehan Rock Shop, &more), "Wee Georgie Wood" (in Tullah) and Queenstown (Mount Jukes, Eric Thomas Galley Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, stroll through Ocean Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and take some stellar pictures from Iron Blow Lookout.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Strahan day trip app.

You can drive from Derwent Bridge to Strahan in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sheffield.

Things to do in Strahan

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Zeehan, Queenstown, "Wee Georgie Wood", Iron Blow Lookout
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:
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Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan
Zeehan Rock Shop ©
Zeehan Rock Shop

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Sheffield

Sheffield ©
Sheffield is a town 23 kilometres inland from Devonport on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Your list of things to see and do now includes Mt Roland Quad Bikes, The Truffledore, Fudge 'n' Good Coffee, and other attractions. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sheffield: Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave & Mole Creek Caves), Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Crater Lake Circuit & Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls) and Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese and see human ingenuity at work at Devils Gate Dam.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sheffield trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Strahan to Sheffield in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Sheffield are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Devonport.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Barrington, Mole Creek, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Chudleigh, Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum
Find places to stay May 3 — 7:
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Crater Lake Circuit ©
Crater Lake Circuit
Mt Roland Quad Bikes ©
Mt Roland Quad Bikes

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Devonport

Devonport ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Devonport online trip builder.

Devonport is just a stone's throw from Sheffield. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Devonport

Breweries & Distilleries
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Southern Wild Distillery ©
Southern Wild Distillery

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Melbourne

Melbourne
For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Devonport to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Devonport in May since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to °C. You will leave for home on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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