15 days in Geelong & Tasmania Itinerary

15 days in Geelong & Tasmania Itinerary

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Geelong
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Burnie
— 2 nights
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Queenstown
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Port Arthur
— 2 nights
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Launceston
— 3 nights
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Geelong

Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Geelong trip itinerary planner.

Adelaide to Geelong is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Geelong due to the time zone difference. February in Geelong sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), you're off to Burnie.
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Burnie — 2 nights

Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Giant Penguin, let little ones run wild at Penguin Foreshore, then sample the fine beverages at Hellyers Road Distillery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Fern Glade Reserve.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Burnie trip planner.

Getting from Geelong to Burnie by car takes about 13 hours. Traveling from Geelong in February, Burnie is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Queenstown.
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Queenstown — 2 nights

The pink and grey hue of the mountains surrounding Queenstown is due to unique mineral deposits in the sediment.
On the 14th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Spion Kop Lookout, examine the collection at Eric Thomas Galley Museum, then take in the waterfront at Horsetail Falls, then admire the sheer force of Nelson Falls, and finally take some stellar pictures from Iron Blow Lookout. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Jukes, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hogarth Falls, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Queenstown trip planner.

Traveling by car from Burnie to Queenstown takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hobart.
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Hobart — 3 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. On the 18th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, look for gifts at Tasting House - Coal River Valley Wine Tours, and snap pictures at Richmond Bridge.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip website.

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Hobart takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.
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Port Arthur — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with Wild Ocean Tasmania, then appreciate the history behind Dog Line, and then trek along Three Capes Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement, and finally head outdoors with Tasman Arch.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur vacation maker site.

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Launceston.
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Launceston — 3 nights

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Paterson Monument (in George Town), Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield) and Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Launceston online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Launceston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Geelong.
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Geelong — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stop by Mind Games.

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

Traveling by flight from Launceston to Geelong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Launceston in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Geelong, with lows around 17°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Tasmania travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Mountains · Art Museums
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.
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