31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Townsville
Drive:  4​h
1
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mackay
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Rubyvale
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Carnarvon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Roma
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
St George
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Lightning Ridge
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Narrabri
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Baradine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Wellington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Orange
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Canberra

4
nights
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.
You've added Conway National Park, Whitsunday Stand Up Paddle and Kayak, Sundowner Sunset Cruises, and other attractions to your itinerary. Relax by the water at Airlie Beach Lagoon and Boathaven Beach. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Lions Airlie Beach Markets.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip itinerary planner.

Townsville to Airlie Beach is an approximately 4-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Townsville in August, plan for little chillier days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Mackay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Boathaven Beach ©
Boathaven Beach
Whitsunday Stand Up Paddle and Kayak ©
Salty Dog Sea Kayaking - Day Tours ©

4
nights
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lamberts Beach, Orchid Display House and Finch Hatton Gorge. Explore hidden gems such as Bluewater Trail and Melba House. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Town Beach.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mackay holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Mackay takes 2 hours. Traveling from Airlie Beach in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mackay, with lows of 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Rubyvale.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Finch Hatton Gorge, Melba House
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Town Beach ©
Town Beach
Finch Hatton Gorge ©
Finch Hatton Gorge
Melba House ©
Melba House

3
nights
Rubyvale

Rubyvale ©
Rubyvale is a town in the Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bobby Dazzler Sapphire Mine Tours, Fascination Gems & Crystals and Rubyvale Gem Gallery. Appreciate the collections at Miners Heritage and Rubyvale Observatory.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rubyvale road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mackay to Rubyvale takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mackay in September, Rubyvale is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Carnarvon National Park.

Things to do in Rubyvale

Shopping Outdoors Tours
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Miners Heritage ©
Miners Heritage
Rubyvale Gem Gallery ©
Rubyvale Gem Gallery

5
nights
Carnarvon National Park

Carnarvon National Park
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Carnarvon Gorge as well as Australian Nature Guides.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Carnarvon National Park day trip planner .

Getting from Rubyvale to Carnarvon National Park by car takes about 10.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Roma.

Things to do in Carnarvon National Park

Nightlife Wildlife Outdoors
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1
night
Roma

Roma
Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Roma trip planner .

Traveling by car from Carnarvon National Park to Roma takes 7 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for St George.

Things to do in Roma

Historic Sites
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1
night
St George

St George ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at The Unique Egg.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read St George visit planner .

Drive from Roma to St George in 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in St George

Shopping Museums
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The Unique Egg ©
The Unique Egg

4
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lightning Ridge Visitor Information Centre as well as Cooper's Cottage. Get a sense of the local culture at Chambers of The Black Hand and Australian Opal Centre. Popular historic sites such as Amigos Castle and 3 mile Heritage opal mines are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Artesian Baths, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Lightning Ridge Heritage Cottage Hospital Gallery, and make a trip to Stanley the Emu.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lightning Ridge travel website .

Getting from St George to Lightning Ridge by car takes about 3 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Narrabri.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Chambers of The Black Hand ©
Chambers of The Black Hand
Amigos Castle ©
Amigos Castle
Australian Opal Centre ©
Australian Opal Centre

2
nights
Narrabri

Narrabri ©
Narrabri is a town and seat of Narrabri Shire local government area in the North West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia on the Namoi River, 521km northwest of Sydney. On the 19th (Thu), see the sky in a new way at The Australia Telescope Compact Array. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Sawn Rocks.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Narrabri trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Lightning Ridge to Narrabri takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Narrabri are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Baradine.

Things to do in Narrabri

Nature Parks Childrens Museums
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Sawn Rocks ©
Sawn Rocks
The Australia Telescope Compact Array ©

2
nights
Baradine

Baradine ©
The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get all the information you need at The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Sculptures in the Scrub Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Baradine itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Narrabri to Baradine in 2 hours. When traveling from Narrabri in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Baradine, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. You will leave for Wellington on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Baradine

Outdoors Trails Parks
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The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre ©

2
nights
Wellington

Wellington ©
Wellington is a town in inland New South Wales, Australia, located at the junction of the Macquarie and Bell Rivers. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Wellington Caves & Phosphate Mine and then admire the natural beauty at Osawano Japanese Garden.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Wellington online road trip planner .

You can drive from Baradine to Wellington in 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Baradine in September since evenings lows in Wellington dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Orange.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Nature
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Osawano Japanese Garden ©
Osawano Japanese Garden

2
nights
Orange

Orange
Orange is a city in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Orange vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Yeoval to Orange takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Orange

Parks Tours Outdoors
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