29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dunedin
Fly:  10​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
East Maitland
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h
3
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Coffs Harbour
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
8
Rockhampton
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Sarina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Airlie Beach
— Few hours
ferry:  1​h
11
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 30​min
12
Townsville
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
13
Mission Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
14
Atherton
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
15
Kuranda
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
16
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Dunedin

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Sydney

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for Photography. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Dunedin, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dunedin to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In June in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to East Maitland.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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East Maitland

East Maitland ©
On the 6th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Maitland Gaol and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Morpeth Brewery & Beer.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the East Maitland trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Sydney to East Maitland takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in East Maitland are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in East Maitland

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Morpeth Brewery & Beer
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Maitland Gaol ©
Maitland Gaol

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Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 7th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Anglican Church, admire the masterpieces at The Slim Dusty Centre, then learn about winemaking at Long Point Vineyard, and finally identify plant and animal life at Rocks Ferry Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then examine the collection at Port Macquarie Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Mrs York's Garden, and finally make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Port Macquarie online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from East Maitland to Port Macquarie by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from East Maitland in June, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Museums Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocks Ferry Reserve, The Slim Dusty Centre
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Port Macquarie Museum ©
Port Macquarie Museum
St Thomas Anglican Church ©
St Thomas Anglican Church

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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.
For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour online holiday maker .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Coffs Harbour, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. You will leave for Brisbane on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Nature
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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.
You've now added Tweed Heads Visitor Information Centre to your itinerary. Queensland Art Gallery and The Henderson Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Wynnum Esplanade and St. John's Anglican Cathedral. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take a stroll through West End, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and kick back and relax at Shorncliffe Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Coffs Harbour to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Wynnum Esplanade, Tweed Heads Visitor Information Centre
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Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall
Queensland Maritime Museum ©
Queensland Maritime Museum

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Buderim Forest Park, stroll through Marcoola Beach, and then kick back and relax at Peregian Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Noosa trip website .

Getting from Brisbane to Noosa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Buderim Forest Park, Marcoola Beach
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Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 16th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum, contemplate the long history of Mary Ann Steam Locomotive, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burrum Heads Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Hervey Bay online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Maryborough, Burrum Heads Beach
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Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum ©

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Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
On the 17th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Archer Park Rail Museum, identify plant and animal life at Capricorn Caves, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yeppoon Main Beach. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Rockhampton Art Gallery, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Rockhampton Zoo, and then meet the residents at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rockhampton trip maker .

Take a train from Hervey Bay to Rockhampton in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Rockhampton are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sarina.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Yeppoon Main Beach
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Archer Park Rail Museum ©
Archer Park Rail Museum
Rockhampton Art Gallery ©
Rockhampton Art Gallery

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Sarina

Sarina ©
Sarina is a town and locality in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 19th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Cape Palmerston National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarina trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Rockhampton to Sarina takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Sarina can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Sarina

Outdoors Nature Trails

Side Trip

Cape Palmerston National Park
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Cape Palmerston National Park ©
Cape Palmerston National Park
Big Cane Toad ©
Big Cane Toad

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Airlie Beach

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.
To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach online route planner .

You can drive from Sarina to Airlie Beach in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sarina in June, Airlie Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Shopping Museums
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Above & Below Photography Gallery ©
Above & Below Photography Gallery

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Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Hamilton Island Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach, and then head outdoors with Jetryder.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hamilton Island travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island by ferry takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Hamilton Island can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery

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Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Townsville planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Hamilton Island to Townsville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hamilton Island in June: highs in Townsville hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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The Strand ©
The Strand

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Mission Beach

Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then get engrossed in the history at Australian Sugar Industry Museum, and then stop by The Pocket. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Mission Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Helen Wiltshire Gallery, and then learn about winemaking at Murdering Point Winery.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mission Beach tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Townsville to Mission Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Atherton.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Murdering Point Winery, Fishing Charters & Tours, The Pocket, Australian Sugar Industry Museum
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Murdering Point Winery ©
Murdering Point Winery

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Atherton

Atherton
Atherton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tablelands within the Tablelands Region, Far North Queensland, Australia. For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Atherton vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Mission Beach to Atherton takes 2 hours. June in Atherton sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to Kuranda.

Things to do in Atherton

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kuranda

Kuranda ©
Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. On the 26th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, explore the galleries of Peter Jarver Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then get a new perspective on nature at Emu Ridge Gallery, and finally explore the galleries of Village Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuranda road trip app .

Drive from Atherton to Kuranda in an hour. June in Kuranda sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Kuranda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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Cairns

Cairns ©
A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Josephine Falls. Get a sense of the local culture at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and KickArts Contemporary Arts. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, admire the masterpieces at Cairns Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairns trip maker tool .

Cairns is very close to Kuranda. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Yorkeys Knob Beach, Red Arrow Walk, Crystal Cascades
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:
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Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades

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