26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  3​h
1
Shepparton
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Narrandera
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Forbes
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dubbo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Coonabarabran
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Moree
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Goondiwindi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Toowoomba
— 5 nights
End: Toowoomba

3
nights
Shepparton

Shepparton ©
Shepparton is a city located on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in northern Victoria, Australia, approximately 181km north-northeast of Melbourne. Visiting Great Victorian Rail Trail and Lake Benalla Walking Track will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Cornelia Creek Wines and Benalla Botanic Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shepparton: Echuca Chocolate Company (in Echuca), Tallis Wine Cellar Door (in Dookie) and Monichino Wines (in Katunga).

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Shepparton trip itinerary planning tool .

Melbourne to Shepparton is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Shepparton when traveling from Melbourne in April, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Narrandera.

Things to do in Shepparton

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Benalla, Monichino Wines, Great Victorian Rail Trail, Tallis Wine Cellar Door, Echuca Chocolate Company
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Lake Benalla Walking Track ©
Lake Benalla Walking Track
Cornelia Creek Wines ©
Cornelia Creek Wines
Benalla Botanic Gardens ©
Benalla Botanic Gardens

3
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Narrandera

Narrandera ©
Narrandera until around 1949 also spelled "Narandera", is a town located in the Riverina region of southern New South Wales, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lillypilly Estate and Lake Talbot Swimming Park. Get outdoors at Narrandera Visitor Information Centre and Lake Talbot. Venture out of the city with trips to Lockhart (Pastoral Shadows of Brookong, Lockhart Farm Art Sculpture Trail, & more) and Lake Centenary, Temora, NSW (in Temora). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Royal Doulton Hankinson Memorial Fountain and get engrossed in the history at Tiger Moth Memorial.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Narrandera attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Shepparton to Narrandera takes 3 hours. Traveling from Shepparton in April, Narrandera is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Forbes.

Things to do in Narrandera

Nature Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Lockhart, Lillypilly Estate, Lake Centenary, Temora, NSW
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Lake Centenary, Temora, NSW ©
Lake Centenary, Temora, NSW
Pastoral Shadows of Brookong ©
Pastoral Shadows of Brookong
Narrandera Visitor Information Centre ©

3
nights
Forbes

Forbes ©
Forbes is a town in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia, located on the Newell Highway between Parkes and West Wyalong. Take a break from the city and head to Weddin Mountains National Park and Memorial Hill Lookout. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nangar National Park and Balloon Rides. When in Forbes, make a side trip to see War Memorial in Parkes, approximately 56 minutes away.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Forbes trip planner.

You can drive from Narrandera to Forbes in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Forbes

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Parkes, Canowindra, Weddin Mountains National Park
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Weddin Mountains National Park ©
Weddin Mountains National Park
Memorial Hill Lookout ©
Memorial Hill Lookout
Nangar National Park ©
Nangar National Park

3
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Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Step off the beaten path and head to Burrendong Arboretum and Macquarie Regional Library. Venture out of the city with trips to Narromine Aviation Museum (in Narromine), Cameron Park (in Wellington) and Peak Hill (The Big Fish Fossil Hut & Peak Hill Open Cut Experience). There's more to do: do a tasting at Red Earth Estate and explore the activities along Maquarie River.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dubbo planner .

Drive from Forbes to Dubbo in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Dubbo are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coonabarabran.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Peak Hill, Burrendong Arboretum, Narromine Aviation Museum, Cameron Park
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Cameron Park ©
Cameron Park
Red Earth Estate ©
Red Earth Estate
Macquarie Regional Library ©
Macquarie Regional Library

3
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Coonabarabran

Coonabarabran
Surrounded by lovely, largely unpopulated countryside, Coonabarabran is notable for the number of small churches in the area.
On the 25th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pilliga National Park. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sculptures in the Scrub Trail and then get outside with Dandry Gorge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Coonabarabran road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Dubbo to Coonabarabran takes 2 hours. While traveling from Dubbo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Coonabarabran, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Moree.

Things to do in Coonabarabran

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sculptures in the Scrub Trail
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3
nights
Moree

Moree ©
Moree is a large town in Moree Plains Shire in northern New South Wales, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Waa Gorge and Bank Art Museum Moree. Step out of Moree with an excursion to Carinda House Community Cultural Centre in Warialda--about 1h 25 min away.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Moree trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Coonabarabran to Moree takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Coonabarabran in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Moree, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. You will leave for Goondiwindi on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Moree

Outdoors Nature Trails

Side Trip

Carinda House Community Cultural Centre
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Waa Gorge ©
Waa Gorge

2
nights
Goondiwindi

Goondiwindi ©
→←Goondiwindi is a town and a locality in the Goondiwindi Region, Queensland, Australia.. Goondiwindi is known for parks, theme parks, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Customs House Museum, make a splash at Goondiwindi Natural Heritage & Water Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Goondiwindi Botanic Gardens of the Western Woodlands, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Goondiwindi trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Moree to Goondiwindi in 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Toowoomba on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Goondiwindi

Theme Parks Parks Museums
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Customs House Museum ©
Customs House Museum

5
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Toowoomba

Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Take a break from the city and head to Fordsdale horseback Adventures and Main Range National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount French National Park and Preston Peak Winery Function Centre. Take a break from Toowoomba with a short trip to Scenic Rim Brewery in Mount Alford, about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Spring Bluff, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at St Luke's Anglican Church, and examine the collection at DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Toowoomba trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Goondiwindi to Toowoomba by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Toowoomba are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Spring Bluff, Preston Peak Winery Function Centre, Scenic Rim Brewery, Fordsdale horseback Adventures, Mount French National Park
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Spas
Main Range National Park ©
Main Range National Park
Mount French National Park
Mount French National Park

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