23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Broken Hill
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
2
Ballarat
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Warrnambool
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Torquay
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
5
Gosford
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum and Day Dream Mine. Silverton Gaol Museum and Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Silverton (Silverton Photography gallery & Silverton School and Educational Museum). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Mutawintji National Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Mad Max Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist, and explore the galleries of John Dynon Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Broken Hill sightseeing tool .

Sydney to Broken Hill is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, you will find days in Broken Hill are slightly colder (18°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Silverton
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6
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Museum-lovers will get to explore J Ward Museum Complex and The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Main Street and The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion. Explore Ballarat's surroundings by going to Best's Wines Great Western (in Great Western), Castlemaine Art Museum (in Castlemaine) and Ararat (Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre & Langi Morgala Museum). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bendigo Joss House Temple, view the masterpieces at Post Office Gallery (Bendigo Art Gallery), and admire the landmark architecture of St Patrick's Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ballarat trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Broken Hill to Ballarat takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Broken Hill in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ballarat, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bendigo, Ararat, Geelong, Best's Wines Great Western, Stony Creek Gallery
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
J Ward Museum Complex ©
J Ward Museum Complex
Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre ©
Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre

3
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Gibsons Steps and Blarney Books and Art. Visit Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and Logan's Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Griffiths Island Lighthouse (in Port Fairy) and Port Campbell (The Grotto & Loch Ard Gorge). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Thunder point Coastal Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Foreshore Promenade, examine the collection at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and stroll the grounds of Tower Hill Cemetery.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Warrnambool trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Ballarat to Warrnambool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Port Fairy
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Thunder point Coastal Reserve ©
Thunder point Coastal Reserve
Tower Hill Cemetery ©
Tower Hill Cemetery

4
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Split Point Lighthouse and Barwon Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Lorne Beach and Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road, identify plant and animal life at Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bells Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Surfing Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Torquay trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Warrnambool to Torquay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Torquay sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Gosford.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Barwon Heads, Barwon Park, Split Point Lighthouse, Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve, Lorne Beach
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Barwon Park ©
Barwon Park

3
nights
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Norah Head Lighthouse and The Entrance Heritage Walk. Relax by the water at Bouddi National Park and Terrigal Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gosford: Munmorah State Conservation Area (in Lake Munmorah) and MacKenzie Reserve (in Budgewoi). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Gosford Classic Car Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Microlight Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, and browse the exhibits of Gosford Regional Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gosford trip itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Torquay to Gosford. Traveling from Torquay in September, expect nights in Gosford to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gosford

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

MacKenzie Reserve, Munmorah State Conservation Area, Firescreek Fruit Wines, Terrigal Beach, Norah Head Lighthouse
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Gosford Regional Gallery ©
Gosford Regional Gallery
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park ©
Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
Norah Head Lighthouse ©
Norah Head Lighthouse

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