19 days in Canberra & Rockhampton Itinerary

19 days in Canberra & Rockhampton Itinerary

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19 days in Canberra & Rockhampton Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Canberra
— 10 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Rockhampton
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Brisbane

10
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Australian War Memorial and National Gallery of Australia. Head to Bungendore Wood Works Gallery and Canberra Glassworksfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Tootsie (in Yass), Gundog Cork Street Cellar (in Gundaroo) and Murrumbateman (Dionysus Winery, Shaw Wines Cellar Door, & more). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Morton National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Floriade, engage your brain at Questacon, hike along ANZAC Parade Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Canberra road trip planning app .

Brisbane to Canberra is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in August, things will get slightly colder in Canberra: highs are around 15°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Murrumbateman, Gundaroo, Morton National Park, Tootsie, Tortured Gum Brewery
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 22:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

7
nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
For shopping fun, head to Rockhampton Art Gallery or Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum. Visiting Capricorn Caves and Yeppoon Lagoon will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rockhampton: Byfield (Byfield National Park, Five Rocks, & more), Emu Park Art Gallery (in Emu Park) and Yeppoon (Farnborough Beach, Yeppoon Main Beach, & more). Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Mount Archer National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get out on two wheels at Alkoomi Adventure Farm, hike along Zamia Walk, explore the striking landscape of Mount Etna Caves National Park, and pause for some photo ops at Rod Laver.

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You can fly from Canberra to Rockhampton in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in August: highs in Rockhampton hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Yeppoon, Byfield, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Emu Park Art Gallery
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 30:
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Byfield National Park ©
Byfield National Park
Alkoomi Adventure Farm ©
Alkoomi Adventure Farm

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