58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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58 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kununurra
Drive:  43​h
1
Esperance
— 7 nights
Drive:  44​h
2
Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 5 nights
+4
Drive + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 30​min
7
McLaren Vale
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​h
8
Albany
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Margaret River
— 6 nights
Drive:  41​h
End: Kununurra

7
nights
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. Get in touch with nature at Thistle Cove and Blue Haven Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Section Glass Gallery and Esperance Stonehenge. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Bay, stroll through Salmon Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Lucky Bay Brewing, and don't miss a visit to Esperance Whale Tail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Esperance travel planner.

Kununurra to Esperance is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kununurra in January, expect Esperance to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Esperance

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Take a break from the city and head to Noosa Main Beach and Marcoola Beach. Shop till you drop at The Real McCaul and Kawana Shoppingworld. Change things up with these side-trips from Noosa: Mooloolaba (Point Cartwright & Mooloolaba Beach) and Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim). And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tewantin National Park, take a stroll through Hastings Street, and stop by Belmondos Organic Market.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Noosa tour app .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Esperance to Noosa takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Esperance to Noosa, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trips

Eumundi, Mooloolaba, Kawana Shoppingworld, Buderim Forest Park, Marcoola Beach
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and You and Bamboo. Visiting Burleigh Head National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to Lennox Head Beach in Lennox Head, about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach and buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast journey tool .

Drive from Noosa to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

You and Bamboo, Lennox Head Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

5
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Mona and Puddleduck Vineyard. Get in touch with nature at Tahune Forest AirWalk and Maria Island National Park. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton--about 30 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Seven Mile Beach, look for gifts at The Sensory Tasmania, and kick back and relax at Kingston Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Hobart takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In January, Hobart is a bit cooler than Gold Coast - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, Mona, Tahune Forest AirWalk, Kingston Beach, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:
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Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

5
nights
Coles Bay

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery and Waubs Bay Gallery. Gala Estate Vineyard and Milton Vineyard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coles Bay: St Columba Waterfall (in St Helens), St Columba Falls Reserve (in Pyengana) and East Coast Natureworld (in Bicheno). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, admire all the interesting features of Wineglass Bay Lookout, and do a tasting at Spring Vale Wines.

To find where to stay, photos, and more 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cranbrook, Eureka Farm, Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, St Columba Waterfall
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

5
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake St. Clair and Turners Beach Berry Patch. Escape the urban bustle at Lillico Beach Conservation Area and Henty Dunes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: The Emporium (in Sheffield), Preston Falls (in Ulverstone) and Coles Beach (in Devonport). There's much more to do: trek along Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, stop by Zeehan Rock Shop, examine the collection at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and take some stellar pictures from Tarraleah Power Station Lookout.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online road trip planner .

Drive from Coles Bay to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Strahan, Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, Zeehan Rock Shop, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Preston Falls
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:
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Coles Beach ©
Coles Beach
Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair

5
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Horseshoe Bay and Deep Creek Conservation Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carrickalinga Beach and Boomer Beach. Explore McLaren Vale's surroundings by going to Ingalalla Falls (in Normanville), Second Valley Beach (in Second Valley) and Goolwa Animal Farm (in Goolwa). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hallett Cove Conservation Park and learn about winemaking at Gemtree Wines.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the McLaren Vale road trip website .

Do a combination of car, flight, and ferry from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to McLaren Vale in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Port Elliot, Ingalalla Falls, Gemtree Wines, Deep Creek Conservation Park, Goolwa Animal Farm
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Hallett Cove Conservation Park ©
Hallett Cove Conservation Park
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Boomer Beach ©
Boomer Beach

7
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at South Coast WoodWorks Gallery and Bartholomews Meadery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cheynes Beach and Nanarup Beach. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup), Granite Skywalk (in Porongurup National Park) and Denmark (Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud, Elephant Rocks, & more). It doesn't end there: stop by Yilgarnia Wines and Wildflowers and admire the striking features of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Albany trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from McLaren Vale to Albany takes 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from McLaren Vale in February; daily highs in Albany reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Granite Skywalk, Nanarup Beach, South Coast WoodWorks Gallery, Cheynes Beach
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 18:
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Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Anvil Beach ©
Anvil Beach
Shelley Beach ©
Shelley Beach

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Brookwood Estate and Knotting Hill Estate Vineyard. Get outdoors at Gnarabup Beach and Injidup Beach. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Cape Naturaliste (Sugarloaf Rock & Bunker Bay). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Surfers Point, do a tasting at Vasse Felix Winery, stroll through Margaret River Mouth Beach, and look for gifts at Candy Cow.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Cape Naturaliste, Knotting Hill Estate Vineyard, Surfers Point, Injidup Beach
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 24:
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Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay

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