60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
Alice Springs
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
Darwin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
Exmouth
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  16​h 15​min
Port Campbell
— 5 nights
+4
bus + train + bus + Fly + ferry:  12​h 15​min
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Cairns
— 5 nights
+3
bus + Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h
Cape Tribulation
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Noosa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Visiting Raptor Domain and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Stokes Beach and Browns Beach. Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Island Beach and look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island itinerary website .

Brisbane to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

5
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Trephina Gorge Nature Park. Get in touch with nature at The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve. Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs online day trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Alice Springs in 5 hours. June in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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Side Trip

Red Centre
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Trephina Gorge Nature Park ©
Trephina Gorge Nature Park

5
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Get in touch with nature at Territory Wildlife Park and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Speed Boats Tours and Litchfield National Park. Spend the 14th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Darwin holiday builder .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Darwin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Darwin, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

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Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Territory Wildlife Park
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Speed Boats Tours
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Broome Town Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Broome Bird Observatory, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Cable Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Broome day trip tool .

Fly from Darwin to Broome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Darwin in June since evenings lows in Broome dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Margaret River.

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Meelup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ngilgi Cave. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Jewel Cave (in Augusta), Smiths Beach (in Yallingup) and Meelup Reserve Trail (in Dunsborough). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, do a tasting at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, enjoy the sand and surf at Redgate Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowaramup Bay.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Margaret River tour itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Yallingup, Cowaramup Bay, Wyalup-Rocky Point, Surfers Point
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

5
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Yardie Creek and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. Relax by the water at Turquoise Bay and Bundegi Beach. Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Mandu Mandu Gorge. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in breathtaking views at Shothole Canyon, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll through Osprey Bay.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Exmouth day trip tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Exmouth in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Exmouth are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Exmouth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Osprey Bay ©
Osprey Bay
Shark Diving

5
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lorne Beach and Johanna Beach. Visiting Mait's Rest and London Bridge will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Campbell: Childer's Cove (in The Cove) and Thunder point Coastal Reserve (in Warrnambool). Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Port Campbell journey site .

Getting from Exmouth to Port Campbell by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Exmouth to Port Campbell, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lorne Beach, Mait's Rest, Twelve Apostles, Childer's Cove, Johanna Beach
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Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Horseshoe Bay and Whitehaven Beach. Relax by the water at Grays Bay and Airlie Beach Lagoon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Airlie Beach: Finch Hatton Gorge (in Finch Hatton) and Cedar Creek Falls (in Proserpine). There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, and tour the water at your own pace with Whitsunday Boat Hire.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach attractions planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, flight, and ferry from Port Campbell to Airlie Beach takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

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Side Trips

Bowen, Finch Hatton Gorge, Cedar Creek Falls
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Kayaking & Canoeing
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

5
nights
Cairns

Cairns ©
A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Atherton Tablelands and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Cathedral Fig Tree (in Yungaburra), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Paronella Park (in Mena Creek). There's much more to do: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

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Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Paronella Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Cathedral Fig Tree, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
River Rafting & Tubing
Cathedral Fig Tree ©
Cathedral Fig Tree

5
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Relax by the water at Cow Bay Beach and Finch Bay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Daintree National Park and Great Northern Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Bloomfield Waterfall (in Bloomfield) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, kick back and relax at Myall Beach, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and stroll through Thornton Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation route maker .

Traveling by combination of bus, car, and ferry from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, car, and ferry; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Cooktown, Queensland, Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

2
nights
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel and then see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel

2
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.
Get outdoors at Kirra Beach and Whian Whian State Conservation Area. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Head National Park and Coolangatta Beach. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Byron Bay and see Cape Byron Walking Track, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online tour planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in July; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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Side Trips

Whian Whian State Conservation Area, Cape Byron Walking Track
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kings Beach and Mooloolaba Beach. Visiting Maroochydore Beach and Peregian Beach will get you outdoors. Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River, explore the striking landscape of Tewantin National Park, and stroll through Noosa Main Beach.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Noosa online road trip planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Noosa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Maroochydore Beach, Mooloolaba Beach, Kings Beach
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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