15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Mackay
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Seventeen Seventy
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): look for gifts at Let the Children Play Toyshop, then cool off at Bluewater Lagoon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lamberts Beach, and finally get great views at Lamberts Lookout.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mackay trip planner .

Sydney to Mackay is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Mackay dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mackay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Smalleys Beach
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Lamberts Beach ©
Lamberts Beach
Bluewater Lagoon ©
Bluewater Lagoon
Town Beach ©
Town Beach

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Attractions like Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek make great kid-friendly stops.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island route planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mackay to Fraser Island. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mackay in January since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

1
night
Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy
Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): go for a walk through Paperbark Forest Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chinamans Beach, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally kick back and relax at Agnes Water Main Beach. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Joseph Banks Regional Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seventeen Seventy online trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Seventeen Seventy. In January, daily temperatures in Seventeen Seventy can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Agnes Water
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7
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Surfer's Paradise Beach and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. You'll get in some beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kings Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Pelican Feeding (in Labrador) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). Pack the 23rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seventeen Seventy to Brisbane. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra, Australia Zoo, Mooloolaba Beach
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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