20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Rosebud
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Bairnsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Merimbula
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Ulladulla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Bowral
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Gold Coast Hinterland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Rainbow Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Gold Coast Hinterland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Nambucca Heads
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Bathurst
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Wagga Wagga
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Rosebud

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Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale
Bairnsdale is a city in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the activities along Gippsland Lakes and then see the interesting displays at Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bairnsdale route builder site .

Rosebud to Bairnsdale is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Rosebud in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Bairnsdale. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

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Gippsland Lakes
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Merimbula

Merimbula ©
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. On the 10th (Sun), examine the collection at Killer Whale Museum, then take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk, then admire the natural beauty at Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bega Cheese Heritage Centre. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Magic Mountain, then get great views at Disaster Bay Lookout, and then make a trip to The Pinnacles.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Merimbula vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Bairnsdale to Merimbula takes 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ulladulla.

Things to do in Merimbula

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Eden, Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk, Bega Cheese Heritage Centre
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Magic Mountain ©
Magic Mountain
Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum
The Merimbula Boardwalk ©
The Merimbula Boardwalk

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Ulladulla

Ulladulla ©
Ulladulla is a coastal town in New South Wales, Australia in the City of Shoalhaven local government area. On the 12th (Tue), sample the tasty concoctions at Cupitt's, don't miss a visit to One Track for All, then make a trip to Warden Head Light, and finally get your game on at Funland Ulladulla.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ulladulla journey planner.

Traveling by car from Merimbula to Ulladulla takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ulladulla are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bowral.

Things to do in Ulladulla

#Fun & Games, #Wineries, #Breweries
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Funland Ulladulla ©
Funland Ulladulla
Warden Head Light ©
Warden Head Light

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Bowral

Bowral ©
Bowral is the largest town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, and the main business and entertainment precinct of the Wingecarribee Shire and Highlands. On the 13th (Wed), look for gifts at Heart and Soul Healing, browse for treasures at Dirty Janes Bowral, see the interesting displays at Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame, then do a tasting at Artemis Wines, and finally stop by Bendooley Estate Book Barn.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bowral trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ulladulla to Bowral in 2.5 hours. June in Bowral sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Bowral

#Shopping, #Museums, #Wineries

Side Trips

Bendooley Estate Book Barn, Artemis Wines
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Bendooley Estate Book Barn ©
Bendooley Estate Book Barn
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Artemis Wines

2
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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Waterfall Way, then don't miss a visit to Cunningham’s Big Bunch, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Korora Lookout. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic, make a trip to The Clog Barn, then pause for some photo ops at The Big Banana, and finally get great views at Forest Sky Pier.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bowral to Coffs Harbour. June in Coffs Harbour sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast Hinterland.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Scenic Drive

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Waterfall Way
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The Big Banana ©
The Big Banana
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

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Gold Coast Hinterland

Gold Coast Hinterland ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast Hinterland itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Gold Coast Hinterland takes 4 hours. June in Gold Coast Hinterland sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Gold Coast Hinterland

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Coolangatta Beach, Warner Bros. Movie World, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Burleigh Heads Beach
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Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. On the 18th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Carlo Sand Blow and then take in the waterfront activity at Carlo Point Marina. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Poona Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Barnacles Dolphin Centre, and then explore the activities along Searys Creek.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rainbow Beach travel site .

Drive from Gold Coast Hinterland to Rainbow Beach in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Barnacles Dolphin Centre
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Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Poona Lake ©
Poona Lake
Barnacles Dolphin Centre ©
Barnacles Dolphin Centre

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 20th (Wed), hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Hastings Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park and then take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip planning website .

Getting from Rainbow Beach to Noosa by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast Hinterland.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

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The Original Eumundi Markets
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets

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Gold Coast Hinterland

Gold Coast Hinterland ©
On the 22nd (Fri), find something for the whole family at Dreamworld. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach and then stroll through Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast Hinterland trip planner .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Gold Coast Hinterland takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nambucca Heads.

Things to do in Gold Coast Hinterland

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Dreamworld, Coolangatta Beach, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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Nambucca Heads

Nambucca Heads ©
Nambucca Heads is a town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia in Nambucca Shire. On the 24th (Sun), trek along Nyambagga Walking Trail and then make a trip to V-Wall.

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You can drive from Gold Coast Hinterland to Nambucca Heads in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Nambucca Heads

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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V-Wall ©
V-Wall

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Fort Scratchley, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nobbys Beach, and then go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Newcastle trip planner .

You can drive from Nambucca Heads to Newcastle in 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bathurst.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Fort Scratchley ©
Fort Scratchley

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Bathurst

Bathurst ©
Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, admire the natural beauty at Mayfield Garden, and then admire the striking features of Abercrombie House.

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Traveling by car from Newcastle to Bathurst takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In June, Bathurst is little chillier than Newcastle - with highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wagga Wagga.

Things to do in Bathurst

#Parks, #Museums

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Mayfield Garden
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Mayfield Garden ©
Mayfield Garden
Abercrombie House ©
Abercrombie House
Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum ©

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Wagga Wagga

Wagga Wagga ©
The town of Wagga Wagga has an abnormally high percentage of athletic success.
To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Wagga Wagga route planner .

Getting from Bathurst to Wagga Wagga by car takes about 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Wagga Wagga

#Museums
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Wagga Wagga Art Gallery ©
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

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