9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
New Norfolk
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Queenstown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Waratah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Deloraine
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Devonport
— 1 night
ferry:  11​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and then take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip planning app .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Melbourne, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Tours Historic Sites
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur day trip website .

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to New Norfolk.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
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Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

1
night
New Norfolk

New Norfolk ©
New Norfolk is a town on the Derwent River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens and then take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock Lookout.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New Norfolk tour planner .

Getting from Port Arthur to New Norfolk by car takes about 2 hours. November in New Norfolk sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in New Norfolk

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

1
night
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Nelson Falls, then enjoy breathtaking views from Iron Blow Lookout, and then see the interesting displays at Eric Thomas Galley Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Queenstown trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from New Norfolk to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Waratah.

Things to do in Queenstown

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trip

Iron Blow Lookout
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Nelson Falls ©
Nelson Falls
Iron Blow Lookout ©
Iron Blow Lookout
Spion Kop Lookout ©
Spion Kop Lookout

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night
Waratah

Waratah ©
Waratah is a town in western Tasmania adjacent to Savage River National Park. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Waratah Falls and then admire the sheer force of Philosopher Falls.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Waratah tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Queenstown to Waratah in 1.5 hours. In November in Waratah, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Wed) before leaving for Deloraine.

Things to do in Waratah

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Philosopher Falls ©
Philosopher Falls
Waratah Falls ©
Waratah Falls

1
night
Deloraine

Deloraine ©
Deloraine is a town on the Meander River, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. On the 6th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and then explore the world behind art at Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum.

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

Getting from Waratah to Deloraine by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Devonport.

Things to do in Deloraine

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Yarns Artwork in Silk ©
Yarns Artwork in Silk
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum ©

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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.
On the 7th (Thu), examine the collection at Don River Railway, get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, and then admire the engineering at Devils Gate Dam. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Giant Penguin, admire the masterpieces at Makers Workshop, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Devonport holiday builder tool .

Getting from Deloraine to Devonport by car takes about an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Makers Workshop, Devils Gate Dam, Giant Penguin, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot
Highlights from your plan
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
Makers Workshop ©
Makers Workshop

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