16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Gold Coast
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Strathgordon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Strahan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Arthur River
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Wynyard
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Launceston
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  7​h 15​min
End: Gold Coast

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Launceston: Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, take a stroll through Design Inn, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Launceston trip maker app .

Gold Coast to Launceston is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Gold Coast in December: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 25°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Strathgordon.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Beauty Point
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Strathgordon

Strathgordon ©
On the 27th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Southwest National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Creepy Crawly Nature Trail, admire the engineering at Gordon Dam, and then admire the engineering at Serpentine Dam.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Strathgordon visit planner .

Drive from Launceston to Strathgordon in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Strathgordon

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Southwest National Park
Highlights from your plan
Gordon Dam ©
Gordon Dam
Southwest National Park ©
Southwest National Park
Serpentine Dam ©
Serpentine Dam

1
night
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tarraleah trip planner.

You can drive from Strathgordon to Tarraleah in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Tarraleah

Outdoors Golf Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Donaghys Lookout, Lawrenny Estate Distillery, Ratho Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Ratho Golf Course ©
Ratho Golf Course
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout
Lawrenny Estate Distillery ©
Lawrenny Estate Distillery

2
nights
Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, then take an in-depth tour of West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, and finally stop by Zeehan Rock Shop. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Henty Dunes and then examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Strahan holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Tarraleah to Strahan takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Arthur River.

Things to do in Strahan

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Zeehan, Eric Thomas Galley Museum
Highlights from your plan
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan ©
Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes

few
hours
Arthur River

Arthur River
For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Arthur River online trip builder .

You can drive from Wynyard to Arthur River in 2 hours. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Strahan.

Things to do in Arthur River

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Stanley Heritage Walk, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then view the masterpieces at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Providore 24, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Stanley sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from Arthur River to Stanley takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Stanley can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Wynyard.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

2
nights
Wynyard

Wynyard ©
Wynyard is a rural town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia, about 17km west of Burnie. On the 2nd (Thu), explore the world behind art at Makers Workshop, examine the collection at Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, then enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Fossil Bluff. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Lemon Tree Providore, then Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, and then make a trip to Giant Penguin.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Wynyard online travel route builder .

Getting from Stanley to Wynyard by car takes about an hour. In January, daytime highs in Wynyard are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Wynyard

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Giant Penguin, Makers Workshop, Gunns Plains Caves
Highlights from your plan
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Makers Workshop ©
Makers Workshop
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©

5
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Mole Creek (Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary & Mole Creek Caves), Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot (in Promised Land) and Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh). See some other sides of Launceston: browse the exhibits of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, and shop like a local with Bridestowe Lavender Estate.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston road trip app .

Traveling by car from Wynyard to Launceston takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mole Creek, Alum Cliffs, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Highlights from your plan
Tasmania Zoo ©
Tasmania Zoo
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
James Boag Brewery Experience ©
James Boag Brewery Experience