24 days in Townsville, Bundaberg & Brisbane Itinerary

24 days in Townsville, Bundaberg & Brisbane Itinerary

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24 days in Townsville, Bundaberg & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Townsville
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Bundaberg
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Sydney

8
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Townsville is known for beaches, wildlife, nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Hill, head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, and delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest.

Start your trip to Townsville by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Sydney to Townsville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Townsville at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Queensland, Willows Rotary Markets, Copperfield Gorge
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Scuba & Snorkeling
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

8
nights
Bundaberg

Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Bundaberg: Hervey Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mary Ryan's, & more). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, see the interesting displays at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, get your game on at Bundy Bowl and Leisure Complex, and do a tasting at Ohana Cider House & Tropical Winery.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bundaberg travel route builder app .

Getting from Townsville to Bundaberg by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Townsville in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bundaberg, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Hervey Bay
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Hinkler Hall of Aviation ©
Hinkler Hall of Aviation

7
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Surfers Paradise (Infinity Attraction & Surfers Paradise Beach) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, make a trip to City Hall, and take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane attractions planner.

Getting from Bundaberg to Brisbane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Brisbane are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Australia Zoo
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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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