29 days in South Australia, Queensland & Western Australia Itinerary

29 days in South Australia, Queensland & Western Australia Itinerary

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29 days in South Australia, Queensland & Western Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + taxi:  27​h
1
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
2
Kuranda
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + ferry:  3​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
4
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Margaret River
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: London

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Escape the urban bustle at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Stokes Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Admirals Arch and Little Sahara. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and Head underground at Kelly Hill Caves.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip maker tool .

London, UK to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Kangaroo Island is 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuranda.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 7:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

2
nights
Kuranda

Kuranda ©
Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stop by Our Animals Our Earth.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuranda holiday planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Kuranda in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Kuranda

#Parks, #Beaches, #Nature

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Barron Falls ©
Barron Falls

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
You'll get in some beach time at Horseshoe Bay and Greys Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Heart Reef and Spas & Wellness. It doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip maker .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Kuranda to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Kuranda, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Bowen
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 13th (Sat), take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Climb, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Head National Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach and then stroll through Coolangatta Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast road trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Airlie Beach to Gold Coast. Traveling from Airlie Beach in October, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Gold Coast. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

4
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Explore hidden gems such as Broome Town Beach and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gantheaume Point. Spend the 17th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, stroll the grounds of Japanese Cemetery, and look for gifts at The Sandalwood Gallery Broome.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Broome day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gold Coast to Broome. The time zone difference when traveling from Gold Coast to Broome is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in October: high temperatures in Broome hover around 39°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 19:
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Broome Town Beach ©
Broome Town Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Step off the beaten path and head to Emu Point and Little Beach, Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve. You'll get in some beach time at Middleton Beach and Greens Pool. Change things up with a short trip to Lowlands Beach in Lowlands (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, explore the striking landscape of Cable Beach, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and admire the striking features of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Albany tour app .

Getting from Broome to Albany by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Broome in October; daily highs in Albany reach 23°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lowlands Beach, Greens Pool
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:
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The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach

5
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Explore hidden gems such as Surfers Point and Meelup Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Margaret River Mouth Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Jewel Cave in Augusta (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay, do a tasting at Heydon Estate, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River vacation planning website .

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Tours, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Wilyabrup, Redgate Wines, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Brown Hill Estate, Meelup Beach
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 28:
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

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