Two weeks in Melbourne and Tasmania

Two weeks in Melbourne and Tasmania

Combine Melbourne and Hobart with beaches, wineries and World Heritage-listed wilderness on a journey through Australia’s south-east. From Melbourne, you can meet wildlife in the wild on Phillip Island, drive along the cliff-hugging Great Ocean Road and see the Twelve Apostles. Visit vineyards in the Yarra Valley, explore golf courses, food and wine on the Mornington Peninsula. From Hobart, Tasmania’s pristine national parks are all within reach. Loop around the island, stopping for Freycinet National Park, the Bay of Fires Walk or Cradle Mountain - Lake St. Clair National Park.

1 : Week 1: Melbourne and Surrounds

Visit Federation Square and cruise down the Yarra River from nearby Southbank. Explore the city’s laneways - try Hardware Lane for alfresco dining and the alleys off Flinders Lane for jazz and wine bars, cafes and boutiques. Head to St Kilda for cake on Auckland Street or a sunset walk along the promenade. Go shopping on bohemian Brunswick Street or chic Chapel Street. Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens or catch an AFL game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Head to Phillip Island and see fairy penguins waddling home at dusk in packs and pairs on Summerland Beach. On the picturesque Mornington Peninsula, you can swim with dolphins in Sorrento and see seaside mansions in Portsea. Surf or play golf in Flinders and wander through vineyards and orchards with ocean views in Red Hill. Visit the acclaimed wineries of the Yarra Valley, then take a steam train through the mist-cloaked Dandenong Ranges.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2 : Week 2: Tasmania

Fly from Melbourne to Hobart or Launceston. Alternatively take the overnight ferry from Melbourne to Devonport. In Hobart, step back in time in Salamanca Place, home to a long row of Georgian sandstone warehouses and the bustling Salamanca Markets on Saturday. Kayak down the wide Derwent River at twilight or climb craggy Mount Wellington for sweeping views. Then you could hire a car to explore Tasmania from south to north. See the perfect curve of Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park. Swim in St Helens and do the Bay of Fires Walk in Mount William National Park. Look over Launceston from Cataract Gorge and cycle along Devonport’s waterfront. Soothe your soul in the World Heritage-listed wilderness of Cradle Mountain - Lake St. Clair National Park. Stay in Strahan and cruise the Gordon River or white water raft the furious Franklin. Walk to waterfalls and fern forests in Mount Field National Park. Arriving in the north or the south doesn’t matter – you can circle Tasmania from any direction.

Tasmania, Australia
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