12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cairns
Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Winton
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hughenden
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Charters Towers
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Freshwater
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Cairns

2
nights
Winton

Winton ©
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, see the interesting displays at Waltzing Matilda Centre, and then examine the collection at Qantilda Museum. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Corfield & Fitzmaurice General Merchants and then explore the striking landscape of Bladensburg National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Winton online tour planner .

Brisbane to Winton is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Winton

Museums Nature Parks
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Australian Age of Dinosaurs ©
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Qantilda Museum ©
Qantilda Museum
Waltzing Matilda Centre ©
Waltzing Matilda Centre

1
night
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town and locality in the Shire of Richmond in western Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Richmond Fossil Hunting Sites, gain insight at Cambridge Downs Heritage Display Centre, and then see the interesting displays at Kronosaurus Korner.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Richmond trip planner.

You can drive from Winton to Richmond in 4 hours. September in Richmond sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hughenden.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums
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Kronosaurus Korner ©
Kronosaurus Korner

1
night
Hughenden

Hughenden ©
Hughenden is a town and locality in the Shire of Flinders, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Porcupine Gorge National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hughenden trip planning site .

You can drive from Richmond to Hughenden in 1.5 hours. September in Hughenden sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Charters Towers.

Things to do in Hughenden

Nature Parks
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Porcupine Gorge National Park ©
Porcupine Gorge National Park

3
nights
Charters Towers

Charters Towers ©
Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Charters Towers Venus Gold Battery and Stock Exchange Arcade will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and Assay Room and Mining Museum. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, see the interesting displays at The Miner's Cottage, steep yourself in history at Towers Hill Lookout and Amphitheatre, and get engrossed in the history at Zara Clark Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Charters Towers online vacation builder .

Getting from Hughenden to Charters Towers by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Freshwater.

Things to do in Charters Towers

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Queensland
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Charters Towers Venus Gold Battery ©
Charters Towers Venus Gold Battery
Stock Exchange Arcade ©
Stock Exchange Arcade
The Miner's Cottage ©
The Miner's Cottage

2
nights
Freshwater

Freshwater ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Berowra Valley National Park and Terrey Hills Par 3 Golf. Go for a jaunt from Freshwater to Dural to see Fagan Park about 50 minutes away.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Freshwater trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Charters Towers to Freshwater. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Freshwater

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hornsby, Baha'i House of Worship, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Terrey Hills Par 3 Golf, Fagan Park
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Baha'i House of Worship ©
Baha'i House of Worship
Berowra Valley National Park ©
Berowra Valley National Park
Terrey Hills Par 3 Golf ©
Terrey Hills Par 3 Golf

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