12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Warrnambool
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h
2
Broken Hill
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 30​min
3
Lightning Ridge
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h
4
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah), Port Campbell (The Grotto, London Bridge, & more) and Twelve Apostles (in Princetown). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Cape Otway Lightstation, admire the striking features of Warrnambool Breakwater, see the interesting displays at Allansford Cheese World and Museum, and walk around Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool travel planning app .

Melbourne to Warrnambool is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Cape Otway Lightstation, Allansford Cheese World and Museum, Twelve Apostles, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

1
night
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Pro Hart Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, then make a trip to Broken Hill Miner's Memorial, and finally see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum, see the interesting displays at Silverton Gaol Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Mundi Mundi Lookout, and finally steep yourself in history at Day Dream Mine.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Warrnambool to Broken Hill takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. July in Broken Hill sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Silverton
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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery
Broken Hill Miner's Memorial ©
Broken Hill Miner's Memorial

1
night
Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge is a town in north-western New South Wales, Australia, in Walgett Shire, near the southern border of Queensland, about six kilometres east of the Castlereagh Highway, and is served in commercial activities by the town of Walgett, some 75 km to the south. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Bevans Cactus Nursery, take in the exciting artwork at John Murray Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Opal Bin, then take in the exciting artwork at Chambers of The Black Hand, and finally see the interesting displays at Kangaroo Hill Complex. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Artesian Baths, then contemplate the long history of Lightning Ridge, and then step into the grandiose world of Amigos Castle.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lightning Ridge online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broken Hill to Lightning Ridge in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge
Chambers of The Black Hand ©
Chambers of The Black Hand
John Murray Art Gallery ©
John Murray Art Gallery

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Spend the 9th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill, don't miss a visit to Riverway, identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary, and step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Townsville planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Lightning Ridge to Townsville in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. In July, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Castle Hill
Castle Hill
The Strand ©
The Strand
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary

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