Southeastern Australia Itinerary (30 Days)

This itinerary covers our second trip to Australia. This took place six months after our first trip to Australia, but unlike that first trip, this one focused on the Southeastern regions spanning the states of New South Wales (NSW), Victoria, (VIC), Australian Capital Territory (ACT), South Australia (SA), and Tasmania (TAS). Indeed, we covered a lot of real-estate on this trip, but most of our coverage was by self-driving. We definitely flew a bit less than we did on that first trip to the Northern Territory and Western Australia. This trip was further complicated by the fact that this region of Australia was particularly hard hit by a crippling multi-year drought, which especially hit the region of Victoria and South Australia particularly hard. As a result of this, there are parts of the country we'd like to have a do-over, but until then, you can see the table below which summarized what we were able to accomplish in the span of about a month.

Day Overnight Activity
1-3 Sydney, NSW
Park Regis City Centre
Travel, Sydney Harbour (Opera House, Harbour Bridge)
4 Sydney, NSW
Park Regis City Centre
Sydney Harbour (Opera House, The Rocks)
5 Katoomba, NSW
Katoomba Town Centre Motel
Carlotta Arch (Jenolan Caves), Kanangra Walls, Kalang Falls, Govett's Leap
6 Wollongong, NSW
Downtown Motel
Katoomba Falls, Gordon Falls, Wentworth Falls, Kiama Blowhole
7 Canberra, ACT
Comfort Inn Downtown Canberra
Kiama Blowhole, Little Kiama Blowhole, Minnamurra Falls, Carrington Falls, Belmore Falls, Fitzroy Falls, Twin Falls
8 Canberra, ACT
Comfort Inn Downtown Canberra
Tuross Falls, Gibraltar Falls
9 Tumut, NSW
Ashton Townhouse Motel
Parliament House, ANZAC Parade
10 Wangaratta, VIC
Quality Inn Wangaratta Motel
Paddy's River Falls, Woolshed Falls, Newtown Falls
11 Melbourne, VIC
Mercure Grand Hotel Melbourne CBD
Snobs Creek Falls, Steavenson Falls, Cora Lynn Falls, Melbourne CBD
12 Melbourne, VIC
Mercure Grand Hotel Melbourne CBD
Toorongo Falls, Cyathea Falls, Agnes Falls
13 Stawell, VIC
Town Hall Hotel
Organ Pipes, Trentham Falls, Sailors Falls
14 Hamilton, VIC
Quality Inn Grange Burn
Grampians National Park (The Balconies, Reid's Lookout), MacKenzie Falls, Silverband Falls, Wannon Falls, Nigretta Falls
15 Port Campbell, VIC
Great Ocean Road Motor Inn
Wannon Falls, Nigretta Falls Warnambool, Hopkins Falls, Bay of Islands Lookout, The Grotto Lookout, London Bridge, The Arch, Loch Ard Gorge, Blowhole and Thunder Cave, Twelve Apostles
16 Apollo Bay, VIC
Comfort Inn The International
Twelve Apostles, Triplet Falls, Beauchamp Falls, Hopetoun Falls, Carisbrook Falls, Stevenson Falls, Marriners Falls
17 Melbourne, VIC
Mercure Grand Hotel Melbourne CBD
Sheoak Falls, Erskine Falls, Lower and Upper Kalimna Falls, Phantom Falls
18 Melbourne, VIC
Mercure Grand Hotel Melbourne CBD
Strath Creek Falls, Melbourne CBD
19 Melbourne, VIC
Mercure Grand Hotel Melbourne CBD
Mt Dandenong, St Kilda Waterfront
20 Adelaide, SA
Mercure Grosvenor Hotel
Car Rental Return, Travel, Car Rental Pickup, Penfolds Winery (Barossa Valley), Adelaide CBD
21 Adelaide, SA
Mercure Grosvenor Hotel
Waterfall Gully, Magill Estate, Ingalalla Falls, Hindmarsh Falls, Morialta Waterfalls
22 Hobart, TAS
Leisure Inn Hobart
Car Rental Return, Travel, Car Rental Pickup
23 Hobart, TAS
Leisure Inn Hobart
Snug Falls, Pelverata Falls, Adamsons Falls
24 St Helens, TAS
The Bayside Inn
Lost Falls, Meetus Falls, Bicheno Blowhole, Mathinna Falls, White Knights, Evercreech Falls
25 Launceston, TAS
Comfort Inn Commodore Regent
St Columba Falls, Ralphs Falls, Lilydale Falls, Launceston CBD, Liffey Falls, Cataract Gorge (Tas Dance)
26 Devonport, TAS
Comfort Inn Sunrise
Champagne Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, Cradle Valley (Dove Lake, Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary) Devonport CBD
27 Cradle Mountain National Park, TAS
Cradle Mountain Lodge
Preston Falls, Oldaker Falls, Guide Falls, Waratah Falls, Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, Crater Falls, Cradle Valley (Dove Lake)
28 Queenstown, TAS
Chancellor Inn
Montezuma Falls, Hogarth Falls, Strahan
29 Hobart, TAS
Leisure Inn Hobart
Horsetail Falls, Nelson Falls, Victoria Valley Falls, Russell Falls, Lady Barron Falls, Hobart CBD
30 Home Tasman Peninsula (Tasman Arch, Blowhole, Dootown), Port Arthur Convict Site, Car Rental Return, Travel

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