Start in Melbourne and travel down through Tasmania. This trip is ideal when you’re in Victoria and want to see the sights of Tasmania. Melbourne, the always vibrant city, where you'll never get bored is the perfect beginning to your holiday. In Port Arthur you can do as much as you want and enjoy the surroundings. Enjoy the beautiful scenery in Cradle Mountain and take a tour on the Woolnorth farm or take a buggy ride down to the fertile swamp in Smithon. You’ll visit Freycinet with one of Australia’s most gorgeous bays and ending your holiday in Melbourne where you can explore the diversity of cultures in one place.
||Melbourne - Launceston
||Launceston - Swansea
||Swansea - Port Arthur
||Port Arthur - Hobart
||Hobart - Strahan
||Strahan - Cradle Mountain
||Cradle Mountain - Smithton
||Smithton - Launceston
||Launceston - Melbourne
Melbourne Itinerary: Day 1
Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria, is set around the shores of Victoria's Port Phillip Bay and boasts a lively and cosmopolitan pulse, with chic boutiques, buzzing cafés and bars, immaculate gardens and festivals and popular sporting events. The city sits on the Yarra River, about five kilometres from the bay.
Melbourne Aquarium Itinerary: Day 1
The Melbourne Aquarium, discover the amazing worlds of creatures from the depths of Antarctica, Rivers and Reefs. More info
Port Arthur Itinerary: Day 5
Surfing, sea kayaking and bushwalking are popular and the coastline is spectacular. A short drive south of Port Arthur is Remarkable Cave, so called because its opening is said to resemble a map of Tasmania.
Cradle Mountain - Lake St. Clair National Park Itinerary: Day 13
Tasmania’s most recognisable landmark is the craggy profile of Cradle Mountain, at the northern gateway to the Overland Track linking Cradle Valley to Lake St Clair, four to six days walk south. On the park boundary is the visitor centre with its interpretive display, ranger station, park information, walker registration and up-to-date weather reports. Alpine weather changes rapidly always carry waterproof gear, even on summer day walks. There are many superb short walks from the centre and the Dove Lake car park, 14 kilometres further on.
Melbourne, the cultural centre of Australia
Here are the 10 most useful things you need to know about Melbourne. Melbourne has an estimated population of 4 million inhabitants and is an attractive and cosmopolitan city. By visitng Melbourne you will discover a great place for food, fine arts, shopping and a major area for sporting events.