14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hervey Bay
Fly:  5​h
1
Canberra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Wollongong
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Muswellbrook
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Pokolbin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Nelson Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Hervey Bay

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Canberra is known for museums, childrens museums, nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, take in nature's colorful creations at National Arboretum Canberra, and identify plant and animal life at Floriade.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra online route builder .

Hervey Bay to Canberra is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, Canberra is a bit cooler than Hervey Bay - with highs of 15°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wollongong.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

4
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Wollongong side-trips: Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura), Katoomba (Blue Mountains, The Three Sisters, & more) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, take a peaceful walk through Illawarra Grevillea Park, head outdoors with Mount Keira, and make a trip to Day FIne Art.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Wollongong online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Wollongong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in August: high temperatures in Wollongong hover around 21°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Muswellbrook.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Jenolan Caves, Lennox Bridge, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

1
night
Muswellbrook

Muswellbrook ©
Muswellbrook is a town in the Upper Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia, about 243km north of Sydney and 127km north-west of Newcastle.Geologically, Muswellbrook is situated in the northern parts of the Sydney basin, bordering the New England region.The area is predominantly known for coal mining and horse breeding, but has also developed a reputation for gourmet food and wine production. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Royal National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Muswellbrook trip maker app .

You can drive from Wollongong to Muswellbrook in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Muswellbrook

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mount Royal National Park ©
Mount Royal National Park

4
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pokolbin: Newcastle (Newcastle Memorial Walk, Fort Scratchley, & more), Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company & Hillbilly Cider) and Speers Point Park (in Speers Point). It doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Hunter Valley Gardens and learn about winemaking at Harkham Wines.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pokolbin trip planning app .

Drive from Muswellbrook to Pokolbin in 1.5 hours. August in Pokolbin sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Newcastle, Bilpin, Lucy's Run Wines, Ernest Hill Wines, Speers Point Park
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Hunter Valley Gardens ©
Hunter Valley Gardens
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk

1
night
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 24th (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head, and then stroll around Barry Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nelson Bay trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Pokolbin to Nelson Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Nelson Bay are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Tomaree Head, Barry Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Barry Park ©
Barry Park

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