18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Charters Towers
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Mount Isa
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Winton
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Longreach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Barcaldine
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Charleville
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
8
Undara Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Charters Towers

Charters Towers ©
Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Buckland's Hill, wander the wide-open spaces of Leahton Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Towers Hill Lookout and Amphitheatre.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Charters Towers trip itinerary site .

Sydney to Charters Towers is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Mount Isa.

Things to do in Charters Towers

Historic Sites Museums
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Charters Towers Venus Gold Battery ©
Charters Towers Venus Gold Battery
Stock Exchange Arcade ©
Stock Exchange Arcade
Leahton Park ©
Leahton Park

3
nights
Mount Isa

Mount Isa ©
Mount Isa is known for museums, outdoors, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Outback at Isa, head outdoors with Lake Moondarra, have fun at Mount Isa Family Fun Park, and go deep underground at Hard Times Mine.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Isa holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Charters Towers to Mount Isa with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Mount Isa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Mount Isa

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Lake Moondarra ©
Lake Moondarra
Outback at Isa ©
Outback at Isa
Mount Isa City Lookout ©
Mount Isa City Lookout

1
night
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town and locality in the Shire of Richmond in western Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Richmond Fossil Hunting Sites, then deepen your understanding at Cambridge Downs Heritage Display Centre, and then examine the collection at Kronosaurus Korner.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Richmond route planning site .

You can drive from Mount Isa to Richmond in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Winton.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums
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Kronosaurus Korner ©
Kronosaurus Korner

2
nights
Winton

Winton ©
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Waltzing Matilda Centre, then examine the collection at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, and then make a trip to Arno's Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Qantilda Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Bladensburg National Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Winton online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Richmond to Winton takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Winton

Museums Nature Parks
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Australian Age of Dinosaurs ©
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Waltzing Matilda Centre ©
Waltzing Matilda Centre
Arno's Wall ©
Arno's Wall

3
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Go for a jaunt from Longreach to Ilfracombe to see Langenbaker House about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, make a trip to Captain Starlight of Starlight's Lookout, look for gifts at Spinifex Collections, and head outdoors with Spirit of the Outback.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Longreach trip planner .

Traveling by car from Winton to Longreach takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Barcaldine.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Ilfracombe
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1
night
Barcaldine

Barcaldine ©
Barcaldine is a small town and locality in the Barcaldine Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Barcaldine Botanical Walk, then pause for some photo ops at The Great Shearer's Strike Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of Australian Workers Heritage Centre, and finally appreciate the history behind Tree of Knowledge Memorial.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Barcaldine trip maker website .

Drive from Longreach to Barcaldine in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Charleville.

Things to do in Barcaldine

Museums Parks
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Australian Workers Heritage Centre ©
Tree of Knowledge Memorial ©
Tree of Knowledge Memorial

2
nights
Charleville

Charleville ©
Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Historic House and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Charleville Bilby Experience, then see the sky in a new way at Charleville Cosmos Centre & Observatory, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Outback Native Timber Walk.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Charleville road trip planner.

You can drive from Barcaldine to Charleville in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August in Charleville, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleville

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Historic House and Museum ©
Historic House and Museum

1
night
Undara Volcanic National Park

Undara Volcanic National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Undara Volcanic National Park and then Head underground at Undarra Lava Tubes. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Mount Surprise Gems - The Gem Den.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Undara Volcanic National Park trip builder site .

You can drive from Charleville to Undara Volcanic National Park in 16 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Undara Volcanic National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Undara Volcanic National Park, Mount Surprise Gems - The Gem Den
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Undara Volcanic National Park ©
Undara Volcanic National Park