23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Gosford
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 15​min
2
Cowes
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Port Fairy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Ballarat
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Bendigo
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Broken Hill
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney


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1
night
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 (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Norah Head Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Morisset Park, then get to know the fascinating history of The Entrance Heritage Walk, and finally do a tasting at Firescreek Fruit Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): examine the collection at Gosford Classic Car Museum, then explore the galleries of Gosford Regional Gallery, then take some stellar pictures from Marie Byles Lookout, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Whale Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gosford driving holiday app .

Sydney to Gosford is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Sydney in August, Gosford is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Gosford

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Whale Beach, Firescreek Fruit Wines, Marie Byles Lookout, Morisset Park, The Entrance Heritage Walk
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Norah Head Lighthouse ©
Norah Head Lighthouse
Whale Beach ©
Whale Beach
Gosford Regional Gallery ©
Gosford Regional Gallery

1
day
Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then browse the exhibits of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and finally learn about winemaking at Phillip Island Winery.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cowes travel route website .

Explore your travel options from Gosford to Cowes with the Route module. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Gosford in August: highs in Cowes hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Cowes

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ventnor, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
Phillip Island Winery ©
Phillip Island Winery
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Barwon Park and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Anglican Church, Barwon Heads.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Torquay trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cowes to Torquay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in August, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Torquay

Wildlife Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Barwon Heads, Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve, Barwon Park
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Barwon Park ©
Barwon Park

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at The Arch and Red Rock. Explore hidden gems such as Port Campbell precinct and foreshore and The Razorback. Take a break from Port Campbell with a short trip to Red Rock Theatre and Gallery in Cororooke, about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Port Campbell National Park. There's more to do: get great views at Loch Ard Gorge.

To find photos and tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell trip builder site .

You can drive from Torquay to Port Campbell in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Red Rock Theatre and Gallery, Red Rock
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
The Arch ©
The Arch
Port Campbell precinct and foreshore ©

3
nights
Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Blarney Books and Art and World War II Memorial Lookout. Discover out-of-the-way places like Petrified Forest and Blowholes and Pierrepoint Wines. Explore Port Fairy's surroundings by going to Hamilton (Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum & Hamilton Gallery). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse, contemplate the long history of Port Fairy Historical Society, head off the coast to Griffiths Island, and take in the exciting artwork at Whale Bone Studio Arts.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Fairy vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Port Fairy takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hamilton, Petrified Forest and Blowholes, World War II Memorial Lookout, Pierrepoint Wines
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Petrified Forest and Blowholes ©
Petrified Forest and Blowholes
World War II Memorial Lookout ©
World War II Memorial Lookout

5
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Get outdoors at Geelong Adventure Specialists and Lake Wendouree. Let the collections at J Ward Museum Complex and Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Ballarat: Taltarni Vineyards (in Moonambel), Great Western (Grampians Estate Cellar Door, Grampians Estate, & more) and Ararat (Ararat Gallery TAMA & Soldiers Memorial Park). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, look for gifts at Geelong Vintage Market, sample the tasty concoctions at Red Duck Micro-Brewery, and do a tasting at Mount Avoca.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ballarat journey builder site .

You can drive from Port Fairy to Ballarat in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Ballarat

Wineries Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ararat, Great Western, Geelong, Avoca, Taltarni Vineyards
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
J Ward Museum Complex ©
J Ward Museum Complex
Best's Wines Great Western ©
Best's Wines Great Western

4
nights
Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Get some historical perspective at Main Street and St Paul's Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Shepparton Motor Museum and The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bendigo: GrainCorp Silos in Rochester Victoria (in Rochester) and Echuca (The Great Aussie Beer Shed & Echuca Historical Society Museum). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bendigo Joss House Temple, explore the world behind art at Bendigo Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Kilian's Church, and learn about all things military at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bendigo tour website .

Drive from Ballarat to Bendigo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Echuca, Shepparton Motor Museum, Bress Winery, GrainCorp Silos in Rochester Victoria, Main Street
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Confectionery Capers ©
Confectionery Capers
Shepparton Motor Museum ©
Shepparton Motor Museum

2
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Escape the urban bustle at Mutawintji National Park and The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum and Silverton Gaol Museum. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, examine the collection at Whites Minerals and Mining Museum, take in the exciting artwork at John Dynon Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Howard Steer Art - Flying Doctor Artist.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Broken Hill trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of train and flight from Bendigo to Broken Hill in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Broken Hill are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Silverton
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