16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Wodonga
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Goulburn
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Bingara
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Tenterfield
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Dubbo
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Wodonga

Wodonga ©
Wodonga is a city on the Victorian side of the border with New South Wales, 300km north-east of Melbourne, Australia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cheeky Peak Brewery and then stop by Beechworth Honey Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Gallery 294, do a tasting at Pfeiffer Wines, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Belvoir Park, and finally learn about all things military at Military Memorobilia Display.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Wodonga trip itinerary builder site .

Sydney to Wodonga is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Wodonga, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Goulburn.

Things to do in Wodonga

Shopping Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Beechworth Honey Experience, Pfeiffer Wines, Gallery 294
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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Cheeky Peak Brewery ©
Cheeky Peak Brewery
Pfeiffer Wines ©
Pfeiffer Wines
Belvoir Park ©
Belvoir Park

3
nights
Goulburn

Goulburn ©
Goulburn is a regional city in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia approximately 195km south-west of Sydney, Australia, and 90km north-east of Canberra. Kids will enjoy Jenolan Caves and Minnamurra Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Ginninderra Village (in Nicholls), Cockington Green (in Nicholls) and Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Blenheim Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Goulburn Brewery, stroll through Murrays Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saints Peter and Paul's Old Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Goulburn road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wodonga to Goulburn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Wodonga in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Goulburn: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Bingara.

Things to do in Goulburn

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Canberra, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, Minnamurra Falls, Jenolan Caves, Blenheim Beach
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Minnamurra Falls ©
Minnamurra Falls
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach

1
day
Bingara

Bingara ©
Bingara is a small town on the Gwydir River in Murchison County in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Walk and then get outside with Jackaroo Jillaroo Downunder.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bingara online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Goulburn to Bingara in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Goulburn in December, things will get a bit warmer in Bingara: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tenterfield.

Things to do in Bingara

Tours Outdoors
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Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Walk ©
Myall Creek Massacre Memorial Walk

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night
Tenterfield

Tenterfield ©
Tenterfield is a town in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Bald Rock National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tenterfield tour planner.

Traveling by car from Bingara to Tenterfield takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Tenterfield

Nature Parks
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Bald Rock National Park ©
Bald Rock National Park

2
nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic, then don't miss a visit to The Big Banana, then take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Diggers beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dorrigo National Park, and then make a trip to Cunningham’s Big Bunch.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour journey builder site .

You can drive from Tenterfield to Coffs Harbour in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Dorrigo
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Diggers Beach ©
Diggers Beach
The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park ©
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Dreamworld (in Coomera). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Coffs Harbour to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Brisbane

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Australia Zoo
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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 5th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, and then don't miss a visit to Terramungamine Reserve and Rock Grooves.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Dubbo holiday builder app .

Getting from Brisbane to Dubbo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in January, expect nights in Dubbo to be a bit cooler, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubbo

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

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