28 days in Australia Itinerary

28 days in Australia Itinerary

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28 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kyneton
Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Bourke
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Cunnamulla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Charleville
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
4
Charters Towers
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Kuranda
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  26​h 30​min
7
Cape York
— 11 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
8
Laura
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Kuranda
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
10
Emerald
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
11
Lightning Ridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
Dubbo
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Kyneton

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night
Bourke

Bourke ©
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Bourke Historic Cemetery.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bourke attractions tool .

Kyneton to Bourke is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cunnamulla.

Things to do in Bourke

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:
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Bourke Historic Wharf ©
Bourke Historic Wharf

1
night
Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla
Cunnamulla is a small town that lies on the Warrego River in South West Queensland, Australia, 206km south of Charleville, and approximately 750km west of the state capital, Brisbane.Cunnamulla is situated at the intersection of the Mitchell Highway and the Balonne Highway. For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cunnamulla travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bourke to Cunnamulla. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Charleville.

Things to do in Cunnamulla

Museums
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:

1
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Charleville

Charleville ©
Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Charleville Bilby Experience, look for all kinds of wild species at Outback Native Timber Walk, then see the sky in a new way at Charleville Cosmos Centre & Observatory, and finally take an in-depth tour of Royal Flying Doctor Hangar Visitor Centre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Charleville trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Cunnamulla to Charleville with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Charleville can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Charters Towers.

Things to do in Charleville

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:
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1
night
Charters Towers

Charters Towers ©
Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Charters Towers trip itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Charleville to Charters Towers. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuranda.

Things to do in Charters Towers

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:
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Stock Exchange Arcade ©
Stock Exchange Arcade

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hours
Kuranda

Kuranda ©
Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kuranda tour site .

Explore your travel options from Charters Towers to Kuranda with the Route module. April in Kuranda sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Kuranda

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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nights
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 29th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and finally look for gifts at With Sugar. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Kuranda to Port Douglas takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Cape York.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
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Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

11
nights
Cape York

Cape York ©
You've now added Jardine River National Park to your itinerary.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Cape York online driving holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Douglas to Cape York. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Laura.

Things to do in Cape York

Nature Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay May 2 — 13:
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Jardine River National Park ©
Jardine River National Park

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night
Laura

Laura
Laura is a small town and locality in Cook Shire, Cape York Peninsula in northern Queensland, Australia. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Laura fast, fun, and easy.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape York to Laura. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kuranda.
Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

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night
Kuranda

Kuranda ©
On the 14th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Birdworld Kuranda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and then get a new perspective on nature at Emu Ridge Gallery.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuranda road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Laura to Kuranda. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Emerald.

Things to do in Kuranda

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Holloways Beach Markets, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Emu Ridge Gallery ©
Emu Ridge Gallery

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night
Emerald

Emerald
Emerald has massive rainfall and floods every year, but it's also a place where you can drink local wine while you peruse a display of locally mined gemstones in the town's quiet center.
To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Emerald online trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kuranda to Emerald. Expect little chillier evenings in Emerald when traveling from Kuranda in May, with lows around 17°C. On the 16th (Thu), you're off toLightning Ridge.

Things to do in Emerald

Shopping Parks Tours
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

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nights
Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge is a town in north-western New South Wales, Australia, in Walgett Shire, near the southern border of Queensland, about six kilometres east of the Castlereagh Highway, and is served in commercial activities by the town of Walgett, some 75 km to the south. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chambers of The Black Hand and Lost Sea Opals. John Murray Art Gallery and Lightning Ridge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Lightning Ridge to Cumborah to see Grawin Opal Miners Sports and Recreation Club Ltd about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Kangaroo Hill Complex, don't miss a visit to Stanley the Emu, witness a stunning natural landmark at Artesian Baths, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lightning Ridge trip builder site .

Explore your travel options from Emerald to Lightning Ridge with the Route module. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dubbo.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Grawin Opal Miners Sports and Recreation Club Ltd
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
John Murray Art Gallery ©
John Murray Art Gallery
Chambers of The Black Hand ©
Chambers of The Black Hand
Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Shoyoen Japanese Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): meet the residents at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, and then browse the collection at Macquarie Regional Library.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dubbo planner .

You can drive from Lightning Ridge to Dubbo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Macquarie Regional Library ©
Macquarie Regional Library

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