12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toowoomba
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Charters Towers
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Chillagoe
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ravenshoe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Atherton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
6
Biloela
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Toowoomba

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night
Charters Towers

Charters Towers ©
Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Buckland's Hill.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Charters Towers online day trip planner .

Toowoomba to Charters Towers is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Chillagoe.

Things to do in Charters Towers

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Towers Hill Lookout and Amphitheatre ©
Leahton Park ©
Leahton Park
Zara Clark Museum ©
Zara Clark Museum

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Chillagoe

Chillagoe ©
Chillagoe is a town and locality in northern Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): make a trip to Chillagoe Smelters, explore the striking landscape at Balancing Rock, then explore the fascinating underground world of Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Chillagoe Court House Heritage Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chillagoe visit planner.

Getting from Charters Towers to Chillagoe by car takes about 8 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Ravenshoe.

Things to do in Chillagoe

Parks Nature Museums
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Balancing Rock ©
Balancing Rock
Chillagoe Smelters ©
Chillagoe Smelters

1
night
Ravenshoe

Ravenshoe ©
Ravenshoe is a town and locality in the Tablelands Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 11th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Millstream Falls National Park.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ravenshoe trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Chillagoe to Ravenshoe takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Atherton.

Things to do in Ravenshoe

Parks Nature
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Millstream Falls National Park ©
Millstream Falls National Park

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night
Atherton

Atherton ©
Atherton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tablelands within the Tablelands Region, Far North Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): indulge your taste buds at Humpy Nut World, then look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tableland, then contemplate the long history of Historic Village Herberton, and finally get answers to all your questions at The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Atherton road trip app .

Drive from Ravenshoe to Atherton in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Atherton can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Atherton

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Atherton Tableland, Historic Village Herberton
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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nights
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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling, Safaris, & more). Spend the 18th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns travel planner .

You can drive from Atherton to Cairns in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Biloela.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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Biloela

Biloela ©
Biloela is a rural town and locality in Shire of Banana, Central Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Queensland Heritage Park, admire all the interesting features of Kroombit Park, and then admire the engineering at Callide Dam.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Biloela online sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cairns to Biloela. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in July; daily highs in Biloela reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Biloela

Parks Museums
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Queensland Heritage Park ©
Queensland Heritage Park
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