16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Ballina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Dorrigo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Scotts Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Armidale
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Warwick
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

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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.
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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Brisbane. In May, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 13th (Mon), you're off toBallina.

Things to do in Brisbane

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Ballina

Ballina ©
Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area. On the 13th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, and then take a peaceful walk through Victoria Park Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ballina day trip app .

You can drive from Brisbane to Ballina in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ballina, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dorrigo.

Things to do in Ballina

Spas Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Broken Head Nature Reserve, Spas, Victoria Park Nature Reserve
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Victoria Park Nature Reserve ©
Victoria Park Nature Reserve
Broken Head Nature Reserve ©
Broken Head Nature Reserve

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Dorrigo

Dorrigo ©
Dorrigo, a small town on the Waterfall Way, is located on the Northern Tablelands, in northern New South Wales, Australia. Bellingen Court House and Theblackhole are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting New England National Park and Cathedral Rock National Park will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Dorrigo to Bellingen to see The Woodcraft Gallery about 38 minutes away.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dorrigo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ballina to Dorrigo takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Scotts Head.

Things to do in Dorrigo

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellingen, Cathedral Rock National Park
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Cathedral Rock National Park ©
Cathedral Rock National Park
Theblackhole ©
Theblackhole
The Woodcraft Gallery ©
The Woodcraft Gallery

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Scotts Head

Scotts Head ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Trial Bay Gaol and Arakoon National Park. You'll explore and learn at Frank Partridge VC Military Museum and Maritime Museum South West Rocks. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Scotts Head: Bowraville Folk Museum (in Bowraville), German Monument (in South West Rocks) and Korogoro Walking Track (in Hat Head).

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Scotts Head online road trip planner .

You can drive from Dorrigo to Scotts Head in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Scotts Head

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Bowraville, Korogoro Walking Track, Valley of the Mist
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Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol
Frank Partridge VC Military Museum ©
Frank Partridge VC Military Museum
Bowraville Folk Museum ©
Bowraville Folk Museum

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 20th (Mon), walk around Rocks Ferry Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at The Slim Dusty Centre, explore the activities along Hastings River, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mrs York's Garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip builder website .

You can drive from Scotts Head to Port Macquarie in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Scotts Head in May, plan for slightly colder days in Port Macquarie, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Armidale.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Rocks Ferry Reserve, The Slim Dusty Centre
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Port Macquarie Museum ©
Port Macquarie Museum
The Slim Dusty Centre ©
The Slim Dusty Centre
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum ©
Mid North Coast Maritime Museum

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Armidale

Armidale ©
Armidale is a city in the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Armidale Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place and Natural History Museum. Get outdoors at Dangars Falls and Armidale Pine Forest. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Antiquities, pick up some local products at Armidale Farmers' Market, take some stellar pictures from Drummond Apex Lookout, and steep yourself in history at Booloominbah Historic House.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Armidale trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Armidale in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Warwick.

Things to do in Armidale

Nature Parks Museums
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Armidale Pine Forest ©
Armidale Pine Forest
Museum of Antiquities ©
Museum of Antiquities

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Warwick

Warwick ©
Warwick is a town and locality in southeast Queensland, Australia, lying 130km south-west of Brisbane. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Glengallan Homestead & Heritage Centre, appreciate the history behind Cunningham's Monument, and then see the interesting displays at The Warwick and District Historical Society Inc - Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Warwick Rodeo and Campdraft and then explore and take pictures at Morgan Park Raceway.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Warwick vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Armidale to Warwick takes 3.5 hours. May in Warwick sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Warwick

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Cunningham's Monument
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