18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  30​min
1
Ringwood
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Nagambie
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Forbes
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Moree
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Coolum Beach
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Ringwood

Ringwood ©
Ringwood is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 23km east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Get outdoors at Dandenong Ranges National Park and Frankston Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ringwood: Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm (in Rhyll), Forrest Caves (in Newhaven) and The Nobbies Centre (in Summerlands). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, learn about winemaking at Phillip Island Winery, admire the natural beauty at National Rhododendron Gardens, and grab your bike and head to Mullum Mullum Creek Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ringwood day trip site .

Melbourne to Ringwood is an approximately half hour car ride. In July in Ringwood, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nagambie.

Things to do in Ringwood

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cowes, National Rhododendron Gardens, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm, Forrest Caves
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

3
nights
Nagambie

Nagambie ©
Nagambie is a town in Victoria, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Nagambie and Whroo Gold Fields. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nagambie: Sedona Estate (in Murrindindi), Yea Winery Cidery and Brewery (in Yea) and Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk (in Seymour). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Tahbilk Winery, Cafe & Wetlands, snap pictures at Kirwans Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Black Caviar Statue.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nagambie trip maker website .

You can drive from Ringwood to Nagambie in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Forbes.

Things to do in Nagambie

Wineries Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk, Yea Winery Cidery and Brewery, Tahbilk Winery, Cafe & Wetlands, Sedona Estate, Sanguine Estate
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
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Mitchelton Wines ©
Mitchelton Wines
Sedona Estate ©
Sedona Estate
Sanguine Estate ©
Sanguine Estate

4
nights
Forbes

Forbes ©
Forbes is a town in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia, located on the Newell Highway between Parkes and West Wyalong. Get outdoors at Gum Bend Lake and Memorial Hill Lookout. Venture out of the city with trips to Grove Estate (in Young), Parkes (CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope & War Memorial) and Cowra (Cowra Prisoner of War Camp, Cowra Japanese Garden, & more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at McFeeters Motor Museum, take an in-depth tour of Forbes Historical Museum, go for a walk through Gum Swamp & Bird Hide, and stroll the grounds of Forbes Cemetery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Forbes trip maker app .

Getting from Nagambie to Forbes by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Moree.

Things to do in Forbes

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cowra, Parkes, Grove Estate, Gum Bend Lake
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:
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McFeeters Motor Museum ©
McFeeters Motor Museum
Gum Bend Lake ©
Gum Bend Lake
Memorial Hill Lookout ©
Memorial Hill Lookout

1
night
Moree

Moree ©
Moree is a large town in Moree Plains Shire in northern New South Wales, Australia. On the 23rd (Tue), explore the galleries of Bank Art Museum Moree and then explore the striking landscape at Waa Gorge.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Moree trip planner .

You can drive from Forbes to Moree in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Coolum Beach.

Things to do in Moree

Nature Outdoors Trails
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Waa Gorge ©
Waa Gorge
Bank Art Museum Moree ©
Bank Art Museum Moree

5
nights
Coolum Beach

Coolum Beach ©
Coolum Beach is a beachside town on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and is also the beach around which the town is based.HistoryThe name is derived from the local Undumbi word gulum or guloom, meaning "blunt" or "headless", referring to the shape of Mount Coolum, which has no peak.According to Aboriginal legend, Ninderry knocked off Coolum's head and it fell into the ocean and is now Mudjimba Island.The Coolum district was the traditional land of the Inabara or Yinneburra clan of the Undanbi Tribe. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Coolum and Marcoola Beach. Explore Coolum Beach's surroundings by going to Kondalilla Falls (in Montville) and Noosa Horses (in Noosa North Shore). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Oz Ski Resort, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emu Mountain, get your game on at Palmersaurus, and tee off at Palmer Coolum Resort Golf Course.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Coolum Beach tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Moree to Coolum Beach with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Coolum Beach when traveling from Moree in July, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coolum Beach

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Eumundi, Buderim Forest Park, Marcoola Beach, Twin Waters Golf Club, Noosa Horses
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:
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Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum
Kondalilla Falls ©
Kondalilla Falls
Buderim Forest Park ©
Buderim Forest Park