20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  6​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
2
Newman
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Karijini National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Coral Bay
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Queenstown

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
On the 3rd (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take a stroll through The Rocks, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Sydney holiday planner .

Queenstown, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Newman.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Newman

Newman ©
Newman, originally named Mount Newman until 1981, is a town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Radio Hill Lookout.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Newman trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sydney to Newman. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Newman. When traveling from Sydney in December, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Newman: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 28°C at night. You'll set off for Karijini National Park on the 5th (Thu).
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Radio Hill Lookout ©
Radio Hill Lookout

3
nights
Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park ©
On the 6th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Kalamina Gorge. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nameless and then take in the dramatic natural features at Karijini National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Karijini National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Newman to Karijini National Park takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You will leave for Coral Bay on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Karijini National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mount Nameless
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Karijini National Park ©
Karijini National Park
Kalamina Gorge ©
Kalamina Gorge
Mount Nameless ©
Mount Nameless

5
nights
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ningaloo Marine Park and The Coral Bay Shark Nursery. There's more to do: get outside with Aqua Rush.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Coral Bay trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Karijini National Park to Coral Bay takes 7 hours. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ningaloo Marine Park ©
Ningaloo Marine Park

6
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kirra Beach and Kurrawa Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Byron Bay (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking & Canoeing), Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head) and Broken Head Nature Reserve (in Broken Head). Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Springbrook National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Hops Brewing, and stroll around Evandale Park.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip site .

Getting from Coral Bay to Gold Coast by combination of bus and flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 2 hours. December in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Lennox Head Beach, Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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