Aerial view of Wineglass Bay and the surrounding mountains covered with trees at Freycinet National Park, Tasmania © Lauren Bath

Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania © Lauren Bath

Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania © Lauren Bath

12 days of fine dining, wilderness and luxury

Trip Overview

12 days
Car, plane, walk
2121km (1317mi)
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Day 1: Melbourne

Melbourne’s city centre is brimming with cutting-edge restaurants, trendy cafés and boutique hotels. Explore the city on foot and let the indulgence begin.

Day 2: Melbourne to Birregurra

3.0hrs 188km (117mi)

Today, your journey along one of Australia’s most scenic drives begins. The Great Ocean Road winds west, fringing jagged limestone cliffs, golden beaches and the rainforest wonders of the Great Otway National Park.

Day 3: Birregurra to Dunkeld

4.5hrs 323km (201mi)

Continue west for a day of natural attractions, legendary restaurants and wondrous wildlife. Your final destination today is the Grampians National Park, a craggy landscape that’s said to be over 400 million years old. 

Day 4: Dunkeld to Adelaide

5.5hrs 510km (317mi)

Continue touring the Grampians National Park this morning, exploring Aboriginal rock art, scenic hikes and unforgettable lookouts. Then pack up the car and hit the road to Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia.

Day 5: Adelaide

Choose between the many splendours of Adelaide’s surroundings today. You can visit a wine region, embark on a marine encounter or hike through beautiful bushland.

Day 6: Adelaide to Kangaroo Island

1.0hrs 124km (77mi)

Catch an early flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island, known as ‘KI’ to locals, to give yourself plenty of time to absorb the island. Cue wildlife experiences, eye-popping natural landscapes and a sensational food and drink scene.

Day 7: Kangaroo Island to Hobart

3.0hrs 1288km (800mi)

Fly to Adelaide and then onwards to Hobart, Tasmania's capital city, where marvellous museums and gastronomic gems await.

Day 8: Hobart

Today, indulge in some truly special culinary experiences. Enjoy fresh Aussie produce the way the locals do – out in nature.

Day 9: Hobart to Coles Bay

2.5hrs 193km (120mi)

Wander Hobart's waterfront and artsy Salamanca Place before driving to Tasmania's stunning east coast.

Day 10: Coles Bay

Today is all about the awe-inspiring Freycinet National Park and the unforgettable experiences it offers. Beekeeping, hiking, oyster shucking and endless views are all at your fingertips.

Day 11: Coles Bay toward Launceston

2.5hrs 183km (114mi)

Your endpoint on this trip is the town of Launceston, but first, you'll spend another day on the stunning Tasmanian east coast. Continue north along the coast to St Helens and Binalong Bay, home to the dazzling Bay of Fires.

Day 12: Launceston

Enjoy your last day in Launceston. From here, fly direct to Melbourne, Sydney or Hobart, or spend a few more days exploring the Tamar Valley Wine Route in greater depth.