16 days in Pakenham & Longreach Itinerary

16 days in Pakenham & Longreach Itinerary

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16 days in Pakenham & Longreach Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Pakenham
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Longreach
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

10
nights
Pakenham

Pakenham ©
Pakenham is a satellite suburb of Melbourne on the edge of the West Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia, 56km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Cardinia local government area. Get out of town with these interesting Pakenham side-trips: Korumburra (Korumburra Botanic Park & Coal Creek Community Park and Museum), Loch (Bass Valley Estate Winery, Loch Suspension Bridge, & more) and Poowong Sculpture Park (in Poowong). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, snap pictures at Noojee Trestle Bridge, make a trip to Ada Tree, and walk around Lakeside Recreation Reserve.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Pakenham trip maker tool .

Sydney to Pakenham is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for little chillier days in Pakenham, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Pakenham

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Loch, Noojee, Tynong, Korumburra, Gembrook
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Coal Creek Community Park and Museum ©
Noojee Trestle Bridge ©
Noojee Trestle Bridge

4
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Explore Longreach's surroundings by going to Outer Barcoo Interpretation Centre (in Isisford) and Ilfracombe (Langenbaker House & Wellshot Centre). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, steep yourself in history at Longreach, head outdoors with Spirit of the Outback, and make a trip to Captain Starlight of Starlight's Lookout.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Longreach online journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pakenham to Longreach. When traveling from Pakenham in August, plan for much hotter days in Longreach, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Longreach, Outer Barcoo Interpretation Centre
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