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 45​min
9
Tooraweenah
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
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 Whitsunday Stand Up Paddle and Kayak, Sundowner Sunset Cruises, Salty Dog Sea Kayaking - Day Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Boathaven Beach and Lions Airlie Beach Markets. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip site .

Townsville to Airlie Beach is an approximately 4-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Townsville in August, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be a bit warmer, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°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

Melba House, Finch Hatton Gorge
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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 Fascination Gems & Crystals, Rubyvale Gem Gallery and Bobby Dazzler Sapphire Mine Tours. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Miners Heritage.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rubyvale planner .

Traveling by car from Mackay to Rubyvale takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mackay in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rubyvale, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Carnarvon National Park.

Things to do in Rubyvale

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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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 Tours
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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 Coonabarabran.

Things to do in Narrabri

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

4
nights
Tooraweenah

Tooraweenah ©
Tooraweenah is a small village just off the Newell Highway about 44km north east of Gilgandra in the central west of New South Wales, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sandstone Caves, Sculptures in the Scrub Trail and Warrumbungle National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tooraweenah driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Narrabri to Tooraweenah takes 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Orange.

Things to do in Tooraweenah

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Coonabarabran, Sculptures in the Scrub Trail
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Warrumbungle National Park ©
Warrumbungle National Park
Sandstone Caves ©
Sandstone Caves

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 Coonabarabran to Orange takes 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Coonabarabran in September since evenings lows in Orange dip to 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Orange

Parks Tours Outdoors
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