15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Innamincka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Birdsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Quilpie
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Thargomindah
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Cunnamulla
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
St George
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Thallon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Warialda
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Nambucca Heads
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

1
day
Innamincka

Innamincka
Innamincka is a small settlement in north-east South Australia, with a population of only 12. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Cullymurra Waterhole.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Innamincka trip planner .

Sydney to Innamincka is an approximately 22.5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Birdsville.

Things to do in Innamincka

Wildlife Parks
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2
nights
Birdsville

Birdsville ©
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): head outdoors with Birdsville Races and then explore the fascinating landscape at Big Red Sand Dune. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Munga-Thirri (Simpson Desert) National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Birdsville online travel planner .

Getting from Innamincka to Birdsville by car takes about 16 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Quilpie.

Things to do in Birdsville

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Big Red Sand Dune ©
Big Red Sand Dune
Birdsville Races ©
Birdsville Races

1
day
Quilpie

Quilpie
Quilpie is a town and a locality situated in the Channel Country of South West Queensland, Australia. On the 10th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Sunriseopal Mines and then take an in-depth tour of Quilpie Visitor Infomation Centre Museum and Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Quilpie trip planning site .

You can drive from Birdsville to Quilpie in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Thargomindah.

Things to do in Quilpie

Museums Shopping
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2
nights
Thargomindah

Thargomindah ©
Thargomindah is a town in South West Queensland, Australia on the Adventure Way, approximately 1100km west of the state capital, Brisbane, 200km west of the town of Cunnamulla. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Burke and Wills Tree and then head outdoors with Kilcowera Station. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Bindegolly National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Thargomindah trip builder .

Traveling by car from Quilpie to Thargomindah takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cunnamulla.

Things to do in Thargomindah

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Burke and Wills Tree ©
Burke and Wills Tree
Kilcowera Station ©
Kilcowera Station
Lake Bindegolly National Park ©
Lake Bindegolly National Park

1
night
Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla ©
Cunnamulla is a small town that lies on the Warrego River in South West Queensland, Australia, 206km south of Charleville, and approximately 750km west of the state capital, Brisbane.Cunnamulla is situated at the intersection of the Mitchell Highway and the Balonne Highway. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Cunnamulla Fella Centre Art Gallery and Museum, then don't miss a visit to Neil Spencer Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bowra Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cunnamulla trip planner .

Getting from Thargomindah to Cunnamulla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to St George.

Things to do in Cunnamulla

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Bowra Sanctuary ©
Bowra Sanctuary
Neil Spencer Gallery ©
Neil Spencer Gallery

1
day
St George

St George ©
On the 14th (Sun), do a tasting at Riversands Winery, explore the galleries of The Unique Egg, and then admire the engineering at EJ Beardmore Dam.

Discover how to plan a St George trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Cunnamulla to St George in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Thallon.

Things to do in St George

Wineries Museums Shopping
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The Unique Egg ©
The Unique Egg
Riversands Winery ©
Riversands Winery

1
night
Thallon

Thallon
Thallon is a town and locality in the Shire of Balonne, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Grain Silos.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Thallon trip planner.

Getting from St George to Thallon by car takes about an hour. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Warialda.
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

1
night
Warialda

Warialda ©
Warialda is a town in the Northwest Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia, in Gwydir Shire. On the 16th (Tue), make a trip to The Bikini Tree and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cranky Rock Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Warialda trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Thallon to Warialda takes 3 hours. In July in Warialda, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nambucca Heads.

Things to do in Warialda

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Cranky Rock Nature Reserve ©
Cranky Rock Nature Reserve

4
nights
Nambucca Heads

Nambucca Heads ©
Nambucca Heads is a town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia in Nambucca Shire. Change things up with these side-trips from Nambucca Heads: Bellingen (Old Butter Factory & The Bellingen Brewery), Dorrigo (Dorrigo National Park & Dangar Falls) and South West Rocks (Trial Bay Gaol, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along The Boardwalk, do a tasting at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, get great views at Captain Cook's Lookout, and don't miss a visit to V-Wall.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nambucca Heads tour planner.

You can drive from Warialda to Nambucca Heads in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Warialda in July, Nambucca Heads is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nambucca Heads

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Urunga, Dorrigo, Bellingen, The Slim Dusty Centre
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V-Wall ©
V-Wall
Dorrigo National Park ©
Dorrigo National Park
The Boardwalk ©
The Boardwalk

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