23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Nadi, Viti Levu
Fly:  6​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Rainbow Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Mooloolaba
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
Gosford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Wollongong
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Mudgee
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
11
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Nadi, Viti Levu

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. On the next day, try out the rides at Wheel of Brisbane and then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brisbane journey builder .

Nadi, Fiji to Brisbane is an approximately 6-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nadi to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nadi in May: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 74°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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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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Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): browse the collection at Bundaberg Regional Libraries, get your game on at Bundy Bowl and Leisure Complex, stroll around Baldwin Swamp Environment Park, then admire the natural beauty at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, and finally see the interesting displays at Bundaberg Railway Museum. Keep things going the next day: walk around Alexandra Park, see the interesting displays at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, sample the fine beverages at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, then explore the activities along The Basin, then take some stellar pictures from Hummock Lookout, and finally take a stroll through Bundaberg CBD.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bundaberg day trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Bundaberg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May in Bundaberg, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

The Basin
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Baldwin Swamp Environment Park ©
Baldwin Swamp Environment Park
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Hinkler Hall of Aviation ©
Hinkler Hall of Aviation

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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 17th (Fri): let the kids burn off some steam at Point Dayman Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then let the kids burn off some steam at Queens Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Mary Poppins Statue. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Burrum Heads Beach, trot along with Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort, then admire the striking features of Maryborough City Hall, and finally take an in-depth tour of Palace Backpackers Memorial.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hervey Bay road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Bundaberg to Hervey Bay in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Maryborough, Palace Backpackers Memorial, Burrum Heads Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Queens Park ©
Queens Park

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Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the activities along Searys Creek, explore the activities along Poona Lake, visit a coastal fixture at Double Island Point Lighthouse, then explore the striking landscape at Carlo Sand Blow, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Carlo Point Marina.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rainbow Beach holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Hervey Bay to Rainbow Beach takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Double Island Point Lighthouse
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Poona Lake ©
Poona Lake
Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Carlo Point Marina ©
Carlo Point Marina

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Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
On the 20th (Mon), kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, browse the exhibits of Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, then admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally don't miss a visit to HMAS Brisbane. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Buderim Forest Park, kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Point Cartwright, and finally cool off at Sea Life Sunshine Coast.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mooloolaba online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Rainbow Beach to Mooloolaba by car takes about 2 hours. May in Mooloolaba sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Spas, Buderim Forest Park, Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, Marcoola Beach, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
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Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Point Cartwright ©
Point Cartwright
Spas

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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.
Surfers Paradise Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, and then find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast.

You can plan Gold Coast trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Mooloolaba to Gold Coast in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Gosford.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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Gosford

Gosford ©
Gosford is a suburb located on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, about 76 km north of the Sydney central business district. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): meet the residents at Australian Reptile Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillery Botanica, then enjoy the sand and surf at Terrigal Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Captain Cook Lookout, and finally go for a walk through Crackneck Lookout Coast Walk.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gosford trip maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gold Coast to Gosford. Traveling from Gold Coast in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Gosford, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gosford

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Crackneck Lookout Coast Walk, Distillery Botanica, Captain Cook Lookout, Terrigal Beach
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:
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Australian Reptile Park ©
Australian Reptile Park
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Crackneck Lookout Coast Walk ©
Crackneck Lookout Coast Walk

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kirribilli Markets. Explore hidden gems such as Wentworth Falls and Govetts Leap. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & The Giant Stairway), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gosford to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Gosford in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 54°F in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Wollongong.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Govetts Leap, Lincoln's Rock, Shelly Beach
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Wollongong Head Lighthouse and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Alexandra Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Kiama Blowhole, then hike along Kiama Coastal Walk, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Moona Moona Creek.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Wollongong journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Wollongong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect little chillier with lows of 44°F in Wollongong. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mudgee.

Things to do in Wollongong

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mittagong, Kiama, Sublime Point Lookout, Moona Moona Creek, Bald Hill Lookout
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Kiama Coastal Walk ©
Kiama Coastal Walk
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse

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Mudgee

Mudgee ©
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Distillery Tours and SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Mudgee: Orange (Lake Canobolas & Mortimers Wines Cellar Door). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Lowe Wines, don't miss a visit to Fairview ArtSpace, admire all the interesting features of Mudgee Honey Haven, and identify plant and animal life at The Drip Gorge.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mudgee trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Wollongong to Mudgee in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Wollongong in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Mudgee, with highs around 58°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries Parks Tours

Side Trips

Orange, Logan Wines
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Burnbrae Wines ©
Burnbrae Wines
Distillery Tours
Lowe Wines ©
Lowe Wines

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Brisbane

Brisbane
To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mudgee to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mudgee in June; daily highs in Brisbane reach 70°F and lows reach 53°F. On the 4th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Brisbane

Tours Outdoors Parks
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