25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Gosford
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Agnes Water
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Yeppoon
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Mackay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
8
Rockhampton
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Maleny
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Gosford
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
12
Bribie Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Gosford


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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Port Macquarie online road trip planner .

Gosford to Port Macquarie is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. While traveling from Gosford, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 18°C. On the 7th (Sun), you're off toByron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally look for gifts at Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to The Byron Bay Book Exchange, then let little ones run wild at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, then take in the exciting artwork at Jules Hunt Studio Gallery, and finally get your game on at Circus Arts Byron Bay.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Byron Bay online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Port Macquarie in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Byron Bay, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Circus Arts Byron Bay ©
Circus Arts Byron Bay
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

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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 9th (Tue): find something for the whole family at The Ginger Factory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Tinbeerwah. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Noosa trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Noosa in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Agnes Water.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

The Ginger Factory
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
The Ginger Factory ©
The Ginger Factory
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park

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Agnes Water

Agnes Water ©
On the 11th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Joseph Banks Regional Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary, step off the mainland to explore Lady Musgrave Island, then appreciate the history behind Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Paperbark Forest Walk.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Agnes Water planner .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Agnes Water takes 4.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Agnes Water are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for Yeppoon.

Things to do in Agnes Water

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Seventeen Seventy, Lady Musgrave Island
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Lady Musgrave Island ©
Lady Musgrave Island
Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
Horizons Kangaroo Sanctuary
Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn ©

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Yeppoon

Yeppoon ©
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Farnborough Beach and Yeppoon Main Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Keppel Kraken, get outside with Yeppoon Lagoon, stroll through Koorana Crocodile Farm, and meet the residents at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yeppoon holiday planning app .

Drive from Agnes Water to Yeppoon in 3.5 hours. In April in Yeppoon, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Emu Park, Stony Creek, Koorana Crocodile Farm
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Koorana Crocodile Farm ©
Koorana Crocodile Farm
Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Yeppoon Main Beach ©
Yeppoon Main Beach

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Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, then cool off at Bluewater Lagoon, and then cool off at Mackay Aqua Park. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Cape Hillsborough National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mackay sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Yeppoon to Mackay in 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Mackay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Cape Hillsborough National Park
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Cape Hillsborough National Park ©
Cape Hillsborough National Park
Bluewater Lagoon ©
Bluewater Lagoon
Mackay Aqua Park ©
Mackay Aqua Park

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nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Airlie Beach Lagoon. On the 21st (Sun), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's still lots to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mackay to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
On the 22nd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves, then stroll through Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, and then explore the engaging exhibits at FLOW Visitors Centre.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rockhampton day trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Rockhampton in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Airlie Beach in April, Rockhampton is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
FLOW Visitors Centre ©
FLOW Visitors Centre
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves

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Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Family-friendly places like Australia Zoo and Big Kart Track will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Glass House Mountains National Park in Glass House Mountains (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Maleny Dairies, admire the sheer force of Gardners Falls, and take some stellar pictures from McCarthy's Lookout.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Maleny trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Rockhampton to Maleny takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rockhampton in April, expect nights in Maleny to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glass House Mountains National Park, Australia Zoo, Big Kart Track
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Big Kart Track ©
Big Kart Track
Maleny Dairies ©
Maleny Dairies

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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.
On the 26th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, then don't miss a visit to The Big Banana Fun Park, and then take in the waterfront at Coffs Harbour Jetty. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier, make a trip to The Clog Barn, then walk around Dorrigo National Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Cunningham’s Big Bunch.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Maleny to Coffs Harbour takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gosford.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Dorrigo
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

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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. On the 27th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Staples Lookout and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Australian Reptile Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gosford tour itinerary maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coffs Harbour to Gosford. Traveling from Coffs Harbour in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Gosford, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gosford

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bongaree Beach and then get to know the resident critters at Brisbane's Alma Park Zoo. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Woorim Beach, then head outdoors with Settlement Cove, and then pause for some photo ops at Bee Gees Way.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Bribie Island trip itinerary tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gosford to Bribie Island. Traveling from Gosford in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Bribie Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Redcliffe, Brisbane's Alma Park Zoo
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Bribie Island Seaside Museum ©
Bribie Island Seaside Museum
Bee Gees Way ©
Bee Gees Way
Bribie Island Community Arts Centre ©

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