50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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50 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  26​h
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
Esperance
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  12​h
Newcastle
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Jervis Bay
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Coonawarra
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
McLaren Vale
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
London

5
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Surfers Point and Yallingup Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Heydon Estate and Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door. Venture out of the city with trips to Dunsborough (Bunker Bay & Meelup Beach), Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Busselton Jetty (in Busselton). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamelin Bay, Head underground at Lake Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Margaret River trip itinerary maker app .

London, UK to Margaret River is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Margaret River. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Augusta, Surfers Point, Mammoth Cave, Heydon Estate
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Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

4
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Anvil Beach, Nullaki Peninsula and Cheynes Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rising Star Winery and National Anzac Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Denmark (Greens Pool & Ocean Beach), Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands) and Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, examine the collection at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, tour the pleasant surroundings at Misery Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Albany trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach, Cheynes Beach, Lowlands Beach
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Anvil Beach ©
Anvil Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach

4
days
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Esperance Stonehenge and Esperance Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Salmon Beach and Hellfire Bay. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Blue Haven Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Thistle Cove.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Esperance itinerary builder .

You can drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Esperance are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Newcastle.

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Hellfire Bay ©
Hellfire Bay
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

4
days
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cellito Beach and Tomaree Head. Get outdoors at Bennetts Beach and Jimmy's Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle side-trips: Winda Woppa Reserve (in Hawks Nest), Elizabeth Beach (in Blueys Beach) and Fingal Bay Beach (in Fingal Bay). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach and stroll through Box Beach.

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Getting from Esperance to Newcastle by combination of flight and train takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Esperance to Newcastle is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Esperance in January since evenings lows in Newcastle dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Newcastle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Shoal Bay, Hawks Nest, Fingal Bay Beach, Elizabeth Beach, Redhead Beach
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Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach

3
days
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Step out of the city life by going to Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie and Koala Hospital. You'll get in some beach time at Scotts Head Beach and Pilot Beach. Step out of Port Macquarie to go to Old Bar and see Saltwater National Park, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Coastal walk and enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Macquarie online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Port Macquarie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Newcastle in January, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Saltwater National Park, Pilot Beach, Scotts Head Beach
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Pilot Beach ©
Pilot Beach

4
days
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seven Mile Beach and Sullivans Cove. Get a sense of the local culture at Battery Point and Cascades Female Factory Historic Site. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). On the 23rd (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hobart online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Hobart takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Port Macquarie in January since evenings lows in Hobart dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

#Tours, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tahune Forest AirWalk, Richmond Bridge, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Sullivans Cove ©
Sullivans Cove

3
days
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and East Coast Natureworld. Escape the urban bustle at Freycinet Marine Farm and Honeymoon Bay. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

3
days
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Relax by the water at Bendalong Beach and Hyams Beach. Get outdoors at Callala Beach and Greenfield Beach. When in Jervis Bay, make a side trip to see Malua Bay Beach in Malua Bay, approximately 1h 50 min away.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jervis Bay day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coles Bay to Jervis Bay. January in Jervis Bay sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will leave for Coonawarra on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Jervis Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Malua Bay Beach, Bendalong Beach, Cabbage Beach, Callala Beach
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach

4
days
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Get outdoors at Robe Beach and Umpherston Sinkhole. Get a sense of the local culture at Penley Estate and Rymill Coonawarra. Venture out of the city with trips to Beachport Surf Beach (in Beachport), Wangolina (Wangolina & Ralph Fowler Wines) and The Blue Lake (in Mount Gambier). There's more to do: Head underground at Naracoorte Caves National Park and learn about winemaking at Raidis Estate.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Coonawarra road trip site .

Explore your travel options from Jervis Bay to Coonawarra with the Route module. Expect slightly colder evenings in Coonawarra when traveling from Jervis Bay in February, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Coonawarra

#Parks, #Wineries, #Nature

Side Trips

Penola, Wangolina, Mount Gambier, Naracoorte Caves National Park, Robe Beach
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate
DiGiorgio Family Wines ©
DiGiorgio Family Wines

3
days
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bay of Islands and Apostle Whey Cheese. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Johanna Beach and Childer's Cove. Take a break from Port Campbell with a short trip to Mait's Rest in Apollo Bay, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps, explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, get great views at Twelve Apostles, and look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Ard Gorge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Coonawarra to Port Campbell takes 4 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Childer's Cove, Johanna Beach, Mait's Rest, Twelve Apostles, Bay of Islands
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Bay of Islands ©
Bay of Islands
Johanna Beach ©
Johanna Beach
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

5
days
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Shingleback Wine Cellar Door and McLaren Vale III Associates are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Blowhole Beach and Carrickalinga Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from McLaren Vale: Granite Island (in Victor Harbor), Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis) and Cleland Wildlife Park (in Crafers). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Brighton Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Goolwa Beach, identify plant and animal life at Deep Creek Conservation Park, and do a tasting at K1 by Geoff Hardy.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read McLaren Vale road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to McLaren Vale takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Delamere, Port Elliot, Carrickalinga Beach, Port Noarlunga Reef, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

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