11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bondi
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Nowra
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Eden
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Bairnsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Foster
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Torquay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Melbourne
— 2 nights
End: Melbourne

1
night
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get great views at Govetts Leap and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, stroll through The Giant Stairway, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then take in breathtaking views at Lincoln's Rock, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Wentworth Falls Lake.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba trip itinerary builder site .

Bondi to Katoomba is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Nowra.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Govetts Leap, Wentworth Falls Lake, Lincoln's Rock
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

1
night
Nowra

Nowra
Nowra is a town in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nowra itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Katoomba to Nowra in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll set off for Eden on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Nowra

Parks Outdoors Nature
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1
night
Eden

Eden
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Panboola Wetlands, then kick back and relax at Short Point Recreation Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pambula Beach.

For reviews and tourist information, go to the Eden attractions app .

Drive from Nowra to Eden in 4 hours. When traveling from Nowra in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Eden: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Eden

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Panboola Wetlands, Pambula Beach, Short Point Recreation Reserve
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1
night
Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale ©
Head to Bairnsdale at any time of year to discover a busy regional centre from which to explore the vast Gippsland Lakes and spectacular Ninety Mile Beach, or the alpine highlights of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.
On the 5th (Sat), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bullant Brewery and then step off the mainland to explore The Lakes National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bairnsdale tour planning tool .

Getting from Eden to Bairnsdale by car takes about 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Bairnsdale can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Foster.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

The Lakes National Park, Bullant Brewery
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The Lakes National Park ©
The Lakes National Park
Bullant Brewery ©
Bullant Brewery

1
night
Foster

Foster ©
Once a bustling gold mining town, Foster is the gateway to Gippsland's spectacular natural attractions.
On the 6th (Sun), grab your bike and head to Great Southern Rail Trail, then do a tasting at Waratah Hills Vineyard, then relax in the rural setting at Toora Wind Farm, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Agnes Falls.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Foster visit planner.

Drive from Bairnsdale to Foster in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Foster

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Toora, Waratah Hills Vineyard, Agnes Falls
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Agnes Falls ©
Agnes Falls
Waratah Hills Vineyard ©
Waratah Hills Vineyard
Toora Wind Farm ©
Toora Wind Farm

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night
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
On the 7th (Mon), stroll through Fisherman's Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve, and then admire the sheer force of Sheoak Falls. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Point Addis Marine National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Torquay trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Foster to Torquay in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Torquay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Anglesea, Sheoak Falls
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Sheoak Falls ©
Sheoak Falls
Point Addis Marine National Park ©
Point Addis Marine National Park

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs, then get outside with The Arch, and then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's extreme beauty at Simpson Desert, then make a trip to Gibsons Steps, and then kick back and relax at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore.

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Traveling by car from Torquay to Port Campbell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Simpson Desert, Bay of Martyrs
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Simpson Desert ©
Simpson Desert

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 11th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Oldis Gardens, identify plant and animal life at St Kilda beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Rothwell Conservation and Research Centre. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalang Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dandenong Ranges National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mount Rothwell Conservation and Research Centre, Kalang Park, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Oldis Gardens
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
St Kilda beach ©
St Kilda beach
Kalang Park ©
Kalang Park

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