16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Tumut
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
2
Shepparton
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ballarat
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Port Augusta
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Streaky Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Port Lincoln
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Broken Hill
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
9
Cobar
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Dubbo
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Sydney

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Tumut

Tumut ©
Tumut or is a town in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia, situated on the banks of the Tumut River.Tumut sits on the north-west foothills of the Snowy Mountains and is referred to as the gateway to the Snowy Mountains Scheme. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get some fabulous bargains at Tumut Broom Factory and then admire the engineering at Blowering Dam.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tumut trip app .

Sydney to Tumut is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get slightly colder in Tumut: highs are around 17°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Shepparton.

Things to do in Tumut

Parks Shopping
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Tumut Broom Factory ©
Tumut Broom Factory

1
night
Shepparton

Shepparton ©
Shepparton is a city located on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in northern Victoria, Australia, approximately 181km north-northeast of Melbourne. On the 2nd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Shepparton Motor Museum, explore and take pictures at Belstack Strawberry Farm, then examine the collection at Tatura Irrigation and Wartime Camps Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cheeky Grog Co..

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Shepparton online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Tumut to Shepparton takes 4 hours. August in Shepparton sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Shepparton

Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Tatura Irrigation and Wartime Camps Museum, Cheeky Grog Co., Belstack Strawberry Farm
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Shepparton Motor Museum ©
Shepparton Motor Museum
Belstack Strawberry Farm ©
Belstack Strawberry Farm

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nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): browse the exhibits of Sovereign Hill, don't miss a visit to Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, and then don't miss a visit to Arch of Victory. On the next day, explore the activities along Lake Wendouree, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Daylesford, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ballarat vacation website .

Getting from Shepparton to Ballarat by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in August, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lake Daylesford
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree

1
day
Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Homestead Gardens, view the masterpieces at Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, get great views at Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout, then take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, and finally take some stellar pictures from Water Tower Lookout.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Augusta sightseeing planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ballarat to Port Augusta. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ballarat in August: highs in Port Augusta hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Streaky Bay.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Museums Shopping
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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout ©
Water Tower Lookout ©
Water Tower Lookout

1
day
Streaky Bay

Streaky Bay ©
Streaky Bay is a coastal town on the western side of the Eyre Peninsula, in South Australia just off the Flinders Highway 303 km north west of Port Lincoln and 727 km by road from Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Great White Shark Replica, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Streaky Bay Islands Caravan Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Point Labatt.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Streaky Bay online trip maker .

Drive from Port Augusta to Streaky Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Streaky Bay

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Point Labatt ©
Point Labatt
Islands Caravan Park ©
Islands Caravan Park

1
night
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Lincoln planner .

Drive from Streaky Bay to Port Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Shark Diving

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Dedicate the 9th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, learn about winemaking at National Wine Centre of Australia, and hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Adelaide are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Museums Parks
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

1
night
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Pro Hart Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, and finally make a trip to Broken Hill Miner's Memorial.

To plan Broken Hill vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Adelaide to Broken Hill by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in August, Broken Hill is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cobar.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery
Broken Hill Miner's Memorial ©
Broken Hill Miner's Memorial

1
day
Cobar

Cobar ©
Cobar is a town in central western New South Wales, Australia. On the 13th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cobar Miners Heritage Park, take an in-depth tour of Great Cobar Heritage Centre, then get great views at Fort Bourke Hill Lookout, Peak Gold Mines, and finally head outdoors with Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Cobar road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Broken Hill to Cobar takes 5 hours. Traveling from Broken Hill in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cobar, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Cobar

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Great Cobar Heritage Centre ©
Great Cobar Heritage Centre
Cobar Miners Heritage Park ©
Cobar Miners Heritage Park

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Wed), meet the residents at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, and then get lost in a book at Macquarie Regional Library.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Dubbo trip planner .

Drive from Cobar to Dubbo in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Macquarie Regional Library ©
Macquarie Regional Library

2
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach, then admire all the interesting features of Fort Scratchley, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Bathers Way Coastal Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Hunter Valley Gardens, learn about winemaking at Ivanhoe Wines, do a tasting at Harkham Wines, then do a tasting at Ernest Hill Wines, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Nobbys Head.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Newcastle holiday tool .

You can fly from Dubbo to Newcastle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dubbo in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Newcastle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Ernest Hill Wines
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Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Hunter Valley Gardens ©
Hunter Valley Gardens

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