22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Bairnsdale
— Few hours
Drive:  9​h
2
Cobar
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bourke
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Charleville
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
5
Longreach
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Rockhampton
— 1 day
train:  3​h 15​min
7
Bundaberg
— 1 night
train + taxi:  1​h 15​min
8
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
13
Wollongong
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
14
Merimbula
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale ©
Head to Bairnsdale at any time of year to discover a busy regional centre from which to explore the vast Gippsland Lakes and spectacular Ninety Mile Beach, or the alpine highlights of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, look for gifts at Tasters Wine and Foods, and then let the kids burn off some steam at East Gippsland All Abilities Playground.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Bairnsdale trip planner.

Melbourne to Bairnsdale is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In June, daytime highs in Bairnsdale are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cobar.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
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St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church
Tasters Wine and Foods ©
Tasters Wine and Foods

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Cobar

Cobar ©
Cobar is a town in central western New South Wales, Australia. On the 2nd (Sun), get outside with Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool, then take some stellar pictures from Fort Bourke Hill Lookout, Peak Gold Mines, then take an in-depth tour of Great Cobar Heritage Centre, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cobar Miners Heritage Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cobar trip planner.

You can drive from Bairnsdale to Cobar in 11.5 hours. In June in Cobar, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bourke.

Things to do in Cobar

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool ©
Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool
Great Cobar Heritage Centre ©
Great Cobar Heritage Centre

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Bourke

Bourke ©
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre, then browse the exhibits of Back O' Bourke Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Bourke Historic Cemetery, and finally admire all the interesting features of Louth Races.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Bourke trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Cobar to Bourke by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Charleville.

Things to do in Bourke

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Back O' Bourke Gallery
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Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre ©
Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre
Bourke Historic Cemetery ©
Bourke Historic Cemetery
Back O' Bourke Gallery ©
Back O' Bourke Gallery

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Charleville

Charleville ©
Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Historic House and Museum, look and learn at Charleville Cosmos Centre & Observatory, then identify plant and animal life at Outback Native Timber Walk, and finally identify plant and animal life at Charleville Bilby Experience.

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Traveling by car from Bourke to Charleville takes 5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Charleville can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Charleville

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Charleville Bilby Experience ©
Charleville Bilby Experience
Historic House and Museum ©
Historic House and Museum

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Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then steep yourself in history at Longreach.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Longreach holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Charleville to Longreach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Charleville in June, expect Longreach to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longreach
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Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): have fun and explore at FLOW Visitors Centre, then meet the residents at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rockhampton online travel planner .

Getting from Longreach to Rockhampton by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Rockhampton are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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FLOW Visitors Centre ©
FLOW Visitors Centre
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

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Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, then see the interesting displays at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, then admire the natural beauty at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bundaberg online day trip planner .

Take a train from Rockhampton to Bundaberg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Bundaberg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Museums
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Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Hinkler Hall of Aviation ©
Hinkler Hall of Aviation
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens ©
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): let little ones run wild at Point Dayman Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then look for gifts at Mind, Body and Soul.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay holiday website .

Do a combination of train and taxi from Bundaberg to Hervey Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Hervey Bay sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden (in Tanawha), Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Maleny (Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World & McCarthy's Lookout). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, get great views at Laguna Lookout, and stroll through Noosa Main Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Noosa trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Hervey Bay to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Maleny, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Australia Zoo
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©

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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.
Step out of Brisbane to go to Oxenford and see Warner Bros. Movie World, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Brisbane travel route planner.

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Movie World
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along The Boardwalk, then don't miss a visit to The Big Banana Fun Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Newcastle.
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The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park
The Boardwalk ©
The Boardwalk
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): do a tasting at Harkham Wines, learn about winemaking at Leogate Estate Wines, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hunter Valley Gardens, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the waterfront at Nobbys Head.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Newcastle travel planner .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Newcastle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Newcastle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Wollongong.

Things to do in Newcastle

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Tomaree Head, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk
Hunter Valley Gardens ©
Hunter Valley Gardens

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Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath), Katoomba (The Three Sisters, The Giant Stairway, & more) and Leura (Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Fortress Rock, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, contemplate the long history of Lennox Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple, and take some stellar pictures from Sublime Point Lookout.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wollongong day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Newcastle to Wollongong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Newcastle in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Wollongong, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Sublime Point Lookout, Lincoln's Rock, Gallery Blackheath
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Nan Tien Temple ©
Nan Tien Temple
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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Merimbula

Merimbula ©
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk, then go for a walk through Rotary Walk, then get outside with Imlay Oyster Producers, and finally examine the collection at Killer Whale Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Merimbula trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Wollongong to Merimbula takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Merimbula can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Merimbula

Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Killer Whale Museum, Imlay Oyster Producers
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Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum

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