11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  3​h
1
Shepparton
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Bermagui
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kiama
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
5
Coffs Harbour
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Shepparton

Shepparton ©
Shepparton is a city located on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in northern Victoria, Australia, approximately 181km north-northeast of Melbourne. Venture out of the city with trips to Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk (in Seymour), Echuca (Bandicoot Brewing Pty Ltd, The Great Aussie Beer Shed, & more) and Longleat Estate (in Murchison). It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Park Lake and see the interesting displays at Shepparton Motor Museum.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Shepparton planning website .

Melbourne to Shepparton is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In March, daily temperatures in Shepparton can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Shepparton

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Echuca, Longleat Estate, Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk
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The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre
Victoria Park Lake ©
Victoria Park Lake

1
night
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. On the 15th (Sun), walk around Nyerimilang Heritage Park, then putt your heart out at Footbridge Mini Golf, Icecream & Lolly Shop, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lakes Entrance Beach, and finally snap pictures at The Entrance Walk.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lakes Entrance online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Shepparton to Lakes Entrance in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Shepparton, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lakes Entrance, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Bermagui.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nyerimilang Heritage Park ©
Nyerimilang Heritage Park
The Entrance Walk ©
The Entrance Walk

2
nights
Bermagui

Bermagui is a small and vibrant coastal town that offers boutique services and attractions, many unique to this area.
On the 16th (Mon), look for gifts at Abc Cheese Factory Central Tilba, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then kick back and relax at Blue Pool. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Tathra Beach, get great views at Bar Rock Lookout and Australia Rock, and then stroll through Camel Rock.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Bermagui vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Lakes Entrance to Bermagui takes 4.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kiama.

Things to do in Bermagui

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Narooma, Tathra Beach, Abc Cheese Factory Central Tilba
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tathra Beach ©
Tathra Beach
Bar Rock Lookout and Australia Rock ©

2
nights
Kiama

Kiama ©
The name Kiama comes from the Aboriginal word Kiaram-a, which allegedly means 'where the sea makes a noise'.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the activities along Kiama Harbour, get engrossed in the history at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, then look for gifts at Starfish Education Centre, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kiama Blowhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Fitzroy Falls, then admire the sheer force of Minnamurra Falls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Saddleback Mountain Lookout.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kiama trip planning site .

Getting from Bermagui to Kiama by car takes about 3.5 hours. In March in Kiama, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Kiama

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Minnamurra Falls, Fitzroy Falls, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
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Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society ©
Minnamurra Falls ©
Minnamurra Falls

3
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Venture out of the city with trips to Trial Bay Gaol (in South West Rocks) and Parque Nacional de Dorrigo (in Dorrigo). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Park Beach, don't miss a visit to The Big Banana Fun Park, and identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Coffs Harbour online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kiama to Coffs Harbour in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Coffs Harbour can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Parque Nacional de Dorrigo, Trial Bay Gaol
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

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