13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Mildura
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Dubbo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Parkes
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Narrabri
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Goondiwindi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Tenterfield
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Apple Tree Creek
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Mildura

Mildura ©
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Inflatable World.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mildura trip app .

Sydney to Mildura is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Mildura. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Mildura

Breweries & Distilleries Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Buronga
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Inflatable World ©
Inflatable World
Lock 11 ©
Lock 11
Orange World ©
Orange World

2
nights
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, and then get lost in a book at Macquarie Regional Library. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine, don't miss a visit to Western Plains Cultural Centre, and then admire the natural beauty at Shoyoen Japanese Garden.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dubbo trip planning tool .

You can fly from Mildura to Dubbo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Parkes.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Shoyoen Japanese Garden ©
Shoyoen Japanese Garden

4
nights
Parkes

Parkes ©
Parkes is a town in New South Wales, Australia. Explore Parkes' surroundings by going to The Age of Fishes Museum (in Canowindra), 'Banjo Paterson ... more than a Poet' Exhibition (in Yeoval) and Cowra (Bellevue Hill Reserve and Lookout, Cowra Japanese Garden, & more). Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, go deep underground at Peak Hill Open Cut Experience, look for all kinds of wild species at Memorial Hill Lookout, and see the interesting displays at McFeeters Motor Museum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Parkes driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Dubbo to Parkes in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Narrabri.

Things to do in Parkes

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cowra, Forbes, Peak Hill, 'Banjo Paterson ... more than a Poet' Exhibition, The Age of Fishes Museum
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Cowra Japanese Garden ©
Cowra Japanese Garden
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope ©
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope
The Henry Parkes Centre ©
The Henry Parkes Centre

1
night
Narrabri

Narrabri ©
Narrabri is a town and seat of Narrabri Shire local government area in the North West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia on the Namoi River, 521km northwest of Sydney. On the 28th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Narrabri Fish Farm and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sawn Rocks.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Narrabri online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Parkes to Narrabri takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Narrabri can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Goondiwindi.

Things to do in Narrabri

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Sawn Rocks ©
Sawn Rocks
Narrabri Fish Farm ©
Narrabri Fish Farm

1
night
Goondiwindi

Goondiwindi
→←Goondiwindi is a town and a locality in the Goondiwindi Region, Queensland, Australia.. On the 29th (Thu), make a splash at Goondiwindi Natural Heritage & Water Park, make a trip to Gunsynd The Goondiwindi Grey, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Goondiwindi online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Narrabri to Goondiwindi takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tenterfield.

Things to do in Goondiwindi

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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2
nights
Tenterfield

Tenterfield ©
Tenterfield is a town in New South Wales, Australia. On the 30th (Fri), examine the collection at Tenterfield Railway Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Girraween National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bald Rock National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tenterfield trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Goondiwindi to Tenterfield in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Apple Tree Creek.

Things to do in Tenterfield

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Girraween National Park
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Girraween National Park ©
Girraween National Park
Bald Rock National Park ©
Bald Rock National Park
Tenterfield Railway Museum ©
Tenterfield Railway Museum

1
night
Apple Tree Creek

Apple Tree Creek ©
On the 1st (Sun), learn about winemaking at Vintner's Secret Vineyard and then meet the residents at Flying High Bird Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Apple Tree Creek trip maker .

Traveling by car from Tenterfield to Apple Tree Creek takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Apple Tree Creek

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wineries

Side Trip

Vintner's Secret Vineyard
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Flying High Bird Sanctuary ©
Flying High Bird Sanctuary

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