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:  9​h 45​min
4
Charters Towers
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Kuranda
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  26​h 15​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 15​min
11
Lightning Ridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
Dubbo
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Kyneton

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night
Bourke

Bourke ©
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. On the 24th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Bourke Historic Cemetery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bourke day trip planning tool .

Kyneton to Bourke is an approximately 10-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
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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 more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Cunnamulla tour planner .

Traveling by car from Bourke to Cunnamulla takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Charleville.

Things to do in Cunnamulla

Museums
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night
Charleville

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

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Charleville route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cunnamulla to Charleville takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Charters Towers.

Things to do in Charleville

Wildlife Museums Parks
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1
night
Charters Towers

Charters Towers ©
Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Charters Towers online journey builder .

Drive from Charleville to Charters Towers in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuranda.

Things to do in Charters Towers

Historic Sites
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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. 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.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kuranda vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Charters Towers to Kuranda. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Kuranda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Des Spencer Galleries, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and finally stop by With Sugar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Kuranda to Port Douglas in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape York.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for gifts at Free Bird Arts and Craft.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cape York road trip planning tool .

Getting from Lightning Ridge to Cape York by car takes about 46 hours. Other options: fly. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Cape York

Wildlife Nature Parks
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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. To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Laura tour planner .

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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Kuranda

Kuranda ©
On the 14th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Birdworld Kuranda, then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then get a new perspective on nature at Emu Ridge Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kuranda travel route builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Laura to Kuranda. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for Emerald.

Things to do in Kuranda

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Holloways Beach Markets
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:
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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.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Emerald vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kuranda to Emerald. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Emerald when traveling from Kuranda in May, with lows around 17°C. On the 16th (Thu), you'll travel to Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in Emerald

Shopping Parks Outdoors
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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. Escape the urban bustle at Artesian Baths and Grawin Opal Miners Sports and Recreation Club Ltd. You'll explore and learn at Chambers of The Black Hand and Kangaroo Hill Complex. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at John Murray Art Gallery, stop by Lost Sea Opals, step into the grandiose world of Amigos Castle, and don't miss a visit to Lightning Ridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lightning Ridge day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Emerald to Lightning Ridge takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling 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): admire the natural beauty at Shoyoen Japanese Garden. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, and then browse the collection at Macquarie Regional Library.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dubbo travel route planning app .

Getting from Lightning Ridge to Dubbo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Dubbo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

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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