50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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50 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
Brisbane
— 23 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Port Macquarie
— Few hours
Drive:  14​h 30​min
Rockhampton
— 2 nights
Drive:  17​h 15​min
Sydney
— 19 nights
End: Sydney

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip planner .

Sydney to Fraser Island is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in November, you will find days in Fraser Island are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

23
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Australia Zoo (in Beerwah), Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Oxenford (Warner Bros. Movie World & Wet 'n' Wild Water World). Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. Spend the 27th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: have fun at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and stroll through Dicky Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In November, daytime highs in Brisbane are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Maleny, Buderim, Oxenford
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

few
hours
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie journey planning website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Port Macquarie in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in December, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rockhampton.

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#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk

2
nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Rockhampton Heritage Village, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Wreck Point Scenic Lookout, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Etna Caves National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rockhampton online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Rockhampton takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rockhampton, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Rockhampton

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Yeppoon
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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Mount Etna Caves National Park ©
Mount Etna Caves National Park

19
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Blackheath (Gallery Blackheath, Day FIne Art, & more), The Australiana Pioneer Village (in Wilberforce) and Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Wentworth Falls). Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. Dedicate the 18th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a memorable tour with Tours, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Austria, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Blackheath, Katoomba, The National Pass, Shelly Beach, The Australiana Pioneer Village
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

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