32 days in Australia Itinerary

32 days in Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Coffs Harbour
Drive:  6​h
1
Marcoola
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Yeppoon
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Townsville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 8 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Port Douglas
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Townsville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Yeppoon
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
11
Marcoola
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Coffs Harbour

2
nights
Marcoola

Marcoola ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stroll around Wirreanda Park, get great views at Lows Lookout, then see the interesting displays at Yandina Historic House, and finally admire the engineering at Wappa Dam.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Marcoola trip app .

Coffs Harbour to Marcoola is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In July in Marcoola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Marcoola

Parks Museums

Side Trips

Yandina, Lows Lookout, Wirreanda Park
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Wappa Dam ©
Wappa Dam
Yandina Historic House ©
Yandina Historic House
Wirreanda Park ©
Wirreanda Park

2
nights
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 14th (Sun), look for gifts at World Bazaar, take in the exciting artwork at Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts, let little ones run wild at Point Dayman Park, then don't miss a visit to Australiana Cottage Crafts, and finally stroll around Wook-Koo Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Hervey Bay Go Kart Track, take in nature's colorful creations at Bamboo Land Nursery & Parklands, then do a tasting at Lychee Divine, and finally visit the horses at Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort.

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Getting from Marcoola to Hervey Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Bamboo Land Nursery & Parklands, Wook-Koo Park, Lychee Divine
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Hervey Bay Go Kart Track ©
Hervey Bay Go Kart Track
Bamboo Land Nursery & Parklands ©
Bamboo Land Nursery & Parklands

2
nights
Yeppoon

Yeppoon ©
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. On the 17th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Byfield National Park.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yeppoon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hervey Bay to Yeppoon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. July in Yeppoon sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Byfield
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Byfield National Park ©
Byfield National Park
Stony Creek ©
Stony Creek

2
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.
On the 19th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Shute Harbour, then go for a stroll along the water at Abell Point Marina, and then go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, trek along Whitsunday Great Walk, and then head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Yeppoon to Airlie Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yeppoon in July since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands
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Abell Point Marina ©
Abell Point Marina
Bicentennial Walkway ©
Bicentennial Walkway
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

1
night
Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Bowling Green Bay National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Townsville road trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Airlie Beach in July: highs in Townsville hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bowling Green Bay National Park
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8
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rail Tours and Figtree Playground. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Granite Gorge Nature Park (in Mareeba), Millaa Millaa Falls (in Millaa Millaa) and The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre (in Atherton). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Mt. Hypipamee National Park. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, make a trip to The Afghanistan Avenue of Honour, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Curtain Fig National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Townsville to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Yungaburra, Mt. Hypipamee National Park, Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park, Granite Gorge Nature Park, The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 29:
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Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls
Curtain Fig National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park

8
nights
Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Explore hidden gems such as Marrdja Botanical Walk and Photography Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Tranquility Falls (in Daintree), Dubuji Boardwalk (in Cape Tribulation) and Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay). Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Mowbray National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, get outside with Port Douglas Microlights, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

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You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 6:
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Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course ©
Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Townsville

Townsville
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Bowling Green Bay National Park.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Townsville trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Townsville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bowling Green Bay National Park
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2
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
On the 8th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, see the interesting displays at Proserpine Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Conway National Park, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Colour Me Crazy and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hydeaway Bay Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach day trip website .

You can take a bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Townsville in August, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Proserpine, Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park, Hydeaway Bay Beach
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:
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Conway National Park ©
Conway National Park
Proserpine Museum ©
Proserpine Museum
Colour Me Crazy ©
Colour Me Crazy

1
night
Yeppoon

Yeppoon ©
On the 10th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Fan Rock Lookout, then walk around Yeppoon Skate Park, and then kick back and relax at Farnborough Beach.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Yeppoon travel planner .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Yeppoon by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Airlie Beach in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yeppoon: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marcoola.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yeppoon Skate Park ©
Yeppoon Skate Park
Fan Rock Lookout ©
Fan Rock Lookout

2
nights
Marcoola

Marcoola ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): trek along Mount Cooroora, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ninderry, and then experience rural life at McMartin's Farm.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marcoola driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Yeppoon to Marcoola with the Route module. Traveling from Yeppoon in August, you will find days in Marcoola are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marcoola

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bli Bli, Mount Ninderry, Mount Cooroora, Wirreanda Park
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
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Mount Cooroora ©
Mount Cooroora
McMartin's Farm ©
McMartin's Farm
Wirreanda Park ©
Wirreanda Park

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