31 days in Victoria, New South Wales & Queensland Itinerary

31 days in Victoria, New South Wales & Queensland Itinerary

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31 days in Victoria, New South Wales & Queensland Itinerary

Start: Perth
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  12​h 30​min
1
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
taxi + train:  15​h
2
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Forster
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Newcastle
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
6
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
8
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + bus:  3​h
9
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Perth

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 2nd (Fri), explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and then make a trip to Gibsons Steps. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Campbell itinerary planner.

Perth to Port Campbell is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Port Campbell. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

3
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Get outdoors at Bendalong Beach and Nelson Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Callala Beach and Seven Mile Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jervis Bay trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Port Campbell to Jervis Bay by combination of taxi and train takes about 15 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Jervis Bay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Forster.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Bendalong Beach, Callala Beach
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach

3
nights
Forster

Forster ©
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Elizabeth Beach, then kick back and relax at Cellito Beach, and then play a few rounds at Forster Tuncurry Golf Driving Range & Water Golf.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Forster day trip tool .

You can drive from Jervis Bay to Forster in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In November, daily temperatures in Forster can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Forster

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Elizabeth Beach, Cellito Beach, Saltwater National Park, Forster Tuncurry Golf Driving Range & Water Golf
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Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Saltwater National Park ©
Saltwater National Park

4
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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Get some historical perspective at Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Trial Bay Gaol. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie. Get out of town with these interesting Port Macquarie side-trips: Korogoro Walking Track (in Hat Head) and Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, admire the striking features of Port Macquarie Historic Court House, look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, and try for a hole-in-one at Port Macquarie Driving Range and Mini Golf.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Forster to Port Macquarie by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Forster, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Korogoro Walking Track, Scotts Head Beach
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Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

3
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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tomaree Head and Bennetts Beach. Relax by the water at Jimmy's Beach and Zenith Beach. Step out of Newcastle to go to Swansea and see Caves Beach, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's more to do: stroll through Redhead Beach and contemplate the long history of Watt Street Wharf.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Newcastle trip builder app .

Getting from Port Macquarie to Newcastle by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in November: highs in Newcastle hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Newcastle

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Shoal Bay, Hawks Nest, Caves Beach, Redhead Beach
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach

3
nights
Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll through Broken Head Beach, then kick back and relax at Wategos Beach, and then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then look for all kinds of wild species at Whian Whian State Conservation Area.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Byron Bay day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Newcastle to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. November in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Whian Whian State Conservation Area, Broken Head Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Whian Whian State Conservation Area ©

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, and then stroll through Kirra Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Escape the urban bustle at Daintree National Park and Alexandra Bay Waterfall. Explore hidden gems such as Wonga Beach and Cow Bay Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay (about 34 minutes away).

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Gold Coast to Cape Tribulation in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in November; daily highs in Cape Tribulation reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Wonga Beach
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre

5
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda), Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas) and Davies Creek National Park (in Mareeba). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Village Herberton, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, experience rural life at Gallo DairyLand, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planning site .

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Cairns by combination of car, ferry, and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach, Historic Village Herberton
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
River Rafting & Tubing

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