17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bendigo
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Bowral
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Kangaroo Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Nowra
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Jervis Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Otford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Royal National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
7
Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
South West Rocks
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
9
Nambucca Heads
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
10
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
11
Mount Warning
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Tamborine Mountain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
13
Beerwah
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
14
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

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night
Bowral

Bowral ©
Bowral is the largest town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, and the main business and entertainment precinct of the Wingecarribee Shire and Highlands. To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Bowral journey planner .

Bendigo to Bowral is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kangaroo Valley.

Things to do in Bowral

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Fitzroy Falls
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Fitzroy Falls ©
Fitzroy Falls

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Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley ©
Kangaroo Valley is a river valley along the Kangaroo River in the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales, Australia, located west of the seaside in the City of Shoalhaven. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hampden Bridge as well as Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area and then take in the views from Hampden Bridge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kangaroo Valley online attractions planner .

Getting from Bowral to Kangaroo Valley by car takes about an hour. In June, daytime highs in Kangaroo Valley are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nowra.

Things to do in Kangaroo Valley

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Hampden Bridge ©
Hampden Bridge

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hours
Nowra

Nowra ©
Nowra is a town in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nowra trip itinerary tool .

Nowra is just a stone's throw from Kangaroo Valley. In June, daytime highs in Nowra are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jervis Bay.
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Minnamurra Rainforest Centre ©
Minnamurra Rainforest Centre

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night
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
On the 9th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Point Perpendicular Lightstation.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jervis Bay travel route planner .

You can drive from Nowra to Jervis Bay in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Otford.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Point Perpendicular Lightstation
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Point Perpendicular Lightstation ©

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Otford

Otford ©
Otford is a former village, now satellite housing in the Otford Valley just 60 km to the south of the Sydney metropolitan area and north of the Illawarra and Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Otford lookout, then make a trip to Sea Cliff Bridge, and then take some stellar pictures from Sublime Point Lookout.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Otford day trip site .

Traveling by car from Jervis Bay to Otford takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Royal National Park.
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Sea Cliff Bridge ©
Sea Cliff Bridge
Otford lookout ©
Otford lookout

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hours
Royal National Park

Royal National Park
You've now added Figure 8 Pools to your itinerary.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Royal National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Royal National Park is very close to Otford. In June, daily temperatures in Royal National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Royal National Park

Beaches Outdoors Nature
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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Newcastle trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Royal National Park to Newcastle in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Newcastle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to South West Rocks.
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Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk

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night
South West Rocks

South West Rocks ©
On the 12th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Smoky Cape Lighthouse and then steep yourself in history at Trial Bay Gaol.

Make your South West Rocks itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Newcastle to South West Rocks by car takes about 3.5 hours. In June in South West Rocks, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in South West Rocks

Historic Sites
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Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

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hours
Nambucca Heads

Nambucca Heads ©
Nambucca Heads is a town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia in Nambucca Shire. To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nambucca Heads route maker tool .

Traveling by car from South West Rocks to Nambucca Heads takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Nambucca Heads can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Coffs Harbour.
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V-Wall ©
V-Wall

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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get great views at Forest Sky Pier, then don't miss a visit to The Clog Barn, and then take a peaceful walk through Korora Lookout.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Coffs Harbour trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Nambucca Heads to Coffs Harbour in an hour. June in Coffs Harbour sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mount Warning.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Dolphin Marine Conservation Park ©
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier
Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout

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nights
Mount Warning

Mount Warning ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mount Warning Summit Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get impressive views of Mount Warning and then hike along Mount Warning Summit Trail.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Warning trip planner.

Getting from Coffs Harbour to Mount Warning by car takes about 4 hours. In June in Mount Warning, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Mount Warning

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Warning, Springbrook National Park
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Mount Warning ©
Mount Warning
Springbrook National Park ©
Springbrook National Park

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nights
Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fudge Heaven, Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, Tank Ride, and other attractions you added.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tamborine Mountain trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Tamborine Mountain takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Tamborine Mountain are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will leave for Gold Coast on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens ©
Curtis Falls ©
Curtis Falls
Tamborine Mountain Distillery ©
Tamborine Mountain Distillery

2
nights
Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Glass House Mountains National Park and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ngungun.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Beerwah online vacation maker .

Getting from Tamborine Mountain to Beerwah by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll set off for Gold Coast on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Beerwah

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mount Ngungun, Glass House Mountains National Park
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Mount Ngungun ©
Mount Ngungun
Glass House Mountains National Park ©

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Australian Outback Spectacular. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the dining and entertainment at Australian Outback Spectacular.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast journey planner.

Traveling by car from Beerwah to Gold Coast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Nightlife
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Australian Outback Spectacular ©
Australian Outback Spectacular

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