30 days in Australia Itinerary

30 days in Australia Itinerary

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30 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Exeter
train + Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
King Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Dunkeld
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Halls Gap
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Natimuk
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
6
Flinders Ranges National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  33​h
End: Exeter


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5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll get in some beach time at Eastern Beach Reserve and Ocean Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bells Beach and 13th Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Mount Martha Beach (in Mt Martha), Ballarat (Kryal Castle & Ballarat Wildlife Park) and Dandenong Ranges National Park (in Dandenong). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Sorrento Back Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Enchanted Adventure Garden, and make a trip to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route planner.

Exeter, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Exeter to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to King Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballarat, The Enchanted Adventure Garden, Sorrento Back Beach, Point Leo Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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13th Beach ©
13th Beach
Sorrento Back Beach ©
Sorrento Back Beach
Mount Martha Beach ©
Mount Martha Beach

2
nights
King Island

King Island ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at King Island Rambles, enjoy the sea views from Cape Wickham Lighthouse, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Wickham Links. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore by horseback at King Island Trail Rides, then take in the exciting artwork at King Island Cultural Centre, and then relax in the rural setting at King Island Farm Tours - Meat Your Beef.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read King Island online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Melbourne to King Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Dunkeld.

Things to do in King Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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King Island Rambles ©
King Island Rambles
King Island Trail Rides ©
King Island Trail Rides
Cape Wickham Lighthouse ©
Cape Wickham Lighthouse

2
nights
Dunkeld

Dunkeld ©
Dunkeld is a town in Victoria, Australia at the southern end of the Grampians National Park, in the Shire of Southern Grampians. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Sturgeon and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Picaninny (Bainggug). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Abrupt and then admire the sheer force of MacKenzie Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dunkeld online road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from King Island to Dunkeld with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Dunkeld

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

MacKenzie Falls
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Mt Sturgeon ©
Mt Sturgeon
MacKenzie Falls ©
MacKenzie Falls
The Picaninny (Bainggug) ©
The Picaninny (Bainggug)

5
nights
Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Explore hidden gems such as The Pinnacle and Grampians National Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Halls Gap Zoo and Chatauqua Peak. And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at Grampians Adventure Golf, trek along Venus Baths Loop, stroll through Wonderland Loop Hike, and take in the dramatic scenery at MacKenzie Falls.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Halls Gap trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dunkeld to Halls Gap takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Natimuk.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Victoria
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Grampians National Park ©
Grampians National Park
Climbing Tours
MacKenzie Falls ©
MacKenzie Falls

2
nights
Natimuk

Natimuk ©
Natimuk is a town in Western Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Arapiles and then immerse yourself in nature at Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Mitre Rock and then trek along Horsham Weir to Baillie Street River Walk.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Natimuk itinerary planner.

You can drive from Halls Gap to Natimuk in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Flinders Ranges National Park.

Things to do in Natimuk

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Horsham Weir to Baillie Street River Walk, Mount Arapiles
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Mount Arapiles ©
Mount Arapiles
Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park ©
Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park
Mitre Rock ©
Mitre Rock

2
nights
Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park ©
Get in touch with nature at Wilpena Pound and Brachina Gorge Geological Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Flinders Ranges National Park and Bunyeroo Gorge. Change things up with a short trip to Wangara Lookout in Wilpena (about 1h 20 min away).

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Flinders Ranges National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Natimuk to Flinders Ranges National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Flinders Ranges National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Wangara Lookout, Flinders Ranges National Park
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Bunyeroo Gorge ©
Bunyeroo Gorge
Wilpena Pound ©
Wilpena Pound
Wangara Lookout ©
Wangara Lookout

6
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Blowhole Beach and Morgan Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Carrickalinga Beach and Aldinga Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Waitpinga Beach (in Waitpinga), Beerenberg Farm (in Hahndorf) and Second Valley Beach (in Second Valley). There's still lots to do: stroll through Horseshoe Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Boomer Beach, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, and do a tasting at Shingleback Wine Cellar Door.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Flinders Ranges National Park to Adelaide takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Flinders Ranges National Park in January, with highs in Adelaide at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Port Elliot, Victor Harbor, Aldinga Beach, Winter Wonderland Glenelg Ice skating and Toboganning- July annually, Shingleback Wine
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Second Valley Beach ©
Second Valley Beach
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach

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