23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Albert Park
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
3
St Kilda
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Pokolbin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Nelson Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Agnes Water
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
12
Seventeen Seventy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Gladstone
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
14
Longreach
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h 15​min
15
Bourke
— 1 day
Drive:  10​h 15​min
16
Bairnsdale
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
17
Merimbula
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, and browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip maker app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Albert Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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Albert Park

Albert Park ©
Albert Park is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 3 km south of Melbourne's central business district. On the 4th (Tue), take in the waterfront at Princes Pier, then look for all kinds of wild species at Newport Lakes Reserve, then examine the collection at Scienceworks, and finally enjoy some diversion at Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Albert Park trip builder tool .

Albert Park is just a short distance from Melbourne. In June, daily temperatures in Albert Park can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Albert Park

Museums Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Scienceworks, Princes Pier, Newport Lakes Reserve
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Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks
Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre ©
Newport Lakes Reserve ©
Newport Lakes Reserve

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St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. On the 5th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Jewish Holocaust Centre, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and then meet the residents at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): head outdoors with Cheap AZ Travel, then get outside with Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park, and then stroll through Windsor Siding.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our St Kilda holiday planner .

St Kilda is just a short distance from Albert Park. In June, daytime highs in St Kilda are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in St Kilda

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Jewish Holocaust Centre, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Windsor Siding, Trees Adventure - Glen Harrow Park
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Jewish Holocaust Centre ©
Jewish Holocaust Centre

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Blackbutt Reserve, stroll through Speers Point Park, and then take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Newcastle holiday planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from St Kilda to Newcastle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. When traveling from St Kilda in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Newcastle: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Speers Point Park
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Speers Point Park ©
Speers Point Park
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk

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Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
On the 8th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Ivanhoe Wines, learn about winemaking at Harkham Wines, then learn about winemaking at Leogate Estate Wines, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hunter Valley Gardens, and finally look for gifts at Hunter Belle Cheese Room.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pokolbin trip planner .

Getting from Newcastle to Pokolbin by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Pokolbin are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Parks Shopping
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Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Leogate Estate Wines ©
Leogate Estate Wines
Ivanhoe Wines ©
Ivanhoe Wines

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Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Gan Gan Lookout, take some stellar pictures from Barry Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head, and finally enjoy the sea views from Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nelson Bay day trip planning tool .

Drive from Pokolbin to Nelson Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Nelson Bay are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tomaree Head, Barry Park
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Barry Park ©
Barry Park
Gan Gan Lookout ©
Gan Gan 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 10th (Mon): get great views at Forest Sky Pier, then pause for some photo ops at The Big Banana Fun Park, and then take in the waterfront at The Boardwalk.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Nelson Bay to Coffs Harbour takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In June in Coffs Harbour, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.
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The Boardwalk ©
The Boardwalk
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier
The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park

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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 still lots to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane.

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Traveling by flight from Coffs Harbour to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

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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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park and then get great views at Laguna Lookout. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden and then meet the residents at Australia Zoo.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden, Australia Zoo
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for gifts at Mind, Body and Soul, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Point Dayman Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hervey Bay trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Agnes Water.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Agnes Water

Agnes Water
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Deepwater National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Agnes Water route builder .

Getting from Hervey Bay to Agnes Water by car takes about 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Agnes Water are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Agnes Water

Parks Nature
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Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy
Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Joseph Banks Regional Park.

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Seventeen Seventy is very close to Agnes Water. In June, daytime highs in Seventeen Seventy are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gladstone.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Gladstone

Gladstone ©
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 19th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Tondoon Botanic Gardens, then stroll through Canoe Point Beach and Parklands, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spinnaker Park, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at East Shores Water Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gladstone trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Seventeen Seventy to Gladstone by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Gladstone

Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Canoe Point Beach and Parklands
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Spinnaker Park ©
Spinnaker Park
Tondoon Botanic Gardens ©
Tondoon Botanic Gardens

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Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 20th (Thu), see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, then examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then contemplate the long history of Longreach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Longreach sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gladstone to Longreach. Traveling from Gladstone in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Longreach, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bourke.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longreach
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Bourke

Bourke ©
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Mulgowan (Yapa) Aboriginal Rock Art Site, contemplate the long history of Bourke Historic Cemetery, and then see the interesting displays at Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bourke day trip planning site .

You can drive from Longreach to Bourke in 10.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Bourke

Historic Sites Museums
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Bourke Historic Cemetery ©
Bourke Historic Cemetery
Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre ©
Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre

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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 22nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church, stop by Tasters Wine and Foods, then let the kids burn off some steam at East Gippsland All Abilities Playground, then make a trip to Mitchell River Silt Jetties, and finally go for a walk through Paynesville Sunset Cove Walking Track.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bairnsdale trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bourke to Bairnsdale takes 13 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Fun & Games Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mitchell River Silt Jetties, Paynesville Sunset Cove Walking Track
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East Gippsland All Abilities Playground ©
Mitchell River Silt Jetties ©
Mitchell River Silt Jetties
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church

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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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along The Merimbula Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Rotary Walk, then get outside with Imlay Oyster Producers, and finally examine the collection at Killer Whale Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Merimbula tour planner.

Drive from Bairnsdale to Merimbula in 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) 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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