33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Wyndham Vale
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Wyndham Vale
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h 30​min
2
Goondiwindi
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Yeppoon
— 2 nights
car:  3​h
4
Great Keppel Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
5
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
train:  10​h 30​min
7
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 30​min
8
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
9
Mackay
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Maroochydore
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Macleay Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
14
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
15
Coffs Harbour
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Wyndham Vale

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Wyndham Vale

Wyndham Vale ©
Wyndham Vale is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 31 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stop by Rubble & Riches Market.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Wyndham Vale trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Wyndham Vale. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Goondiwindi.

Things to do in Wyndham Vale

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Rubble & Riches Market, Mount Rothwell Conservation and Research Centre
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
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Presidents Park ©
Presidents Park

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Goondiwindi

Goondiwindi
→←Goondiwindi is a town and a locality in the Goondiwindi Region, Queensland, Australia.. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Goondiwindi Botanic Gardens of the Western Woodlands, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, and then don't miss a visit to Gunsynd The Goondiwindi Grey.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Goondiwindi trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wyndham Vale to Goondiwindi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Goondiwindi

Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:

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Yeppoon

Yeppoon ©
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stroll through Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the activities along Stony Creek, and then head outdoors with Yeppoon Lagoon. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Byfield National Park.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Yeppoon holiday builder website .

Drive from Goondiwindi to Yeppoon in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Great Keppel Island.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Byfield
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
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Stony Creek ©
Stony Creek
Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Byfield National Park ©
Byfield National Park

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Great Keppel Island

Great Keppel Island
On the 6th (Wed), kick back and relax at Shelving Beach, kick back and relax at Wreck Beach, and then kick back and relax at Monkey Beach.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Great Keppel Island travel route builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yeppoon to Great Keppel Island. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Great Keppel Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bowling Green Bay National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Townsville trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Keppel Island to Townsville. In November in Townsville, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Bowling Green Bay National Park
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cairns Aquarium and Michaelmas Cay. Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns route website .

Fly from Townsville to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Safaris
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Safaris

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 13th (Wed), head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Whitsunday Island trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Whitsunday Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Whitsunday Island when traveling from Cairns in November, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, get outside with Jetryder, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach, and then have some family-friendly fun at Sports Club.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hamilton Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Explore your travel options from Whitsunday Island to Hamilton Island with the Route module. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hamilton Island, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track
Sports Club ©
Sports Club

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Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. On the 17th (Sun), explore the activities along Pioneer River, kick back and relax at Smalleys Beach, and then cool off at Mackay Aqua Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Hillsborough National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mackay route planner.

Explore your travel options from Hamilton Island to Mackay with the Route module. In November, daytime highs in Mackay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cape Hillsborough
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
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Pioneer River ©
Pioneer River
Cape Hillsborough National Park ©
Cape Hillsborough National Park

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): let the kids burn off some steam at Queens Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let little ones run wild at Point Dayman Park, then make a splash at WetSide Water Park, and then kick back and relax at Burrum Heads Beach.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mackay to Hervey Bay. Traveling from Mackay in November, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Hervey Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Maroochydore.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Burrum Heads Beach, Queens Park
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
 WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park
Queens Park ©
Queens Park

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Maroochydore

Maroochydore ©
Maroochydore is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Kids will enjoy Mooloolaba Beach and Buderim Forest Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Aqua Park Bli Bli and Marcoola Beach. Take a break from Maroochydore with a short trip to SunJet Simulations in Mooloolaba, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a tour of HMAS Brisbane, and cool off at Sea Life Sunshine Coast.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Maroochydore trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Hervey Bay to Maroochydore by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Macleay Island.

Things to do in Maroochydore

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Aqua Fun Park, Marcoola Beach, Buderim Forest Park, Aqua Park Bli Bli
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

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Macleay Island

Macleay Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Kara-Mia's Mosaics, take in the exciting artwork at Macleay Island Art Complex, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dalpura Beach.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Macleay Island route planning site .

You can drive from Maroochydore to Macleay Island in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Macleay Island

Museums Shopping Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:
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Kara-Mia's Mosaics ©
Kara-Mia's Mosaics

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Natural Bridge and Timezone Surfers Paradise. Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Burleigh Head National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Macleay Island to Gold Coast in 3 hours. While traveling from Macleay Island, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Gold Coast, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Theme Parks
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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Byron Bay

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking & Canoeing. Kids will enjoy Wategos Beach and Circus Arts Byron Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Byron Bay: Hastings Point Headland (in Hastings Point) and Big Prawn (in Ballina). The adventure continues: stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, get great views at Pat Morton Lookout, and explore the activities along Lake Ainsworth.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Big Prawn, Hastings Point Headland
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Coffs Harbour

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scotts Head Beach and Diggers Beach. Bring the kids along to Solitary Islands Coastal Walk and The Clog Barn. Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, get interesting insight from Tours, step off the mainland to explore South Solitary Island, and explore the activities along Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour driving holiday planner.

Drive from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Byron Bay in November, plan for slightly colder days in Coffs Harbour, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk, Scotts Head Beach
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Diggers Beach ©
Diggers Beach
Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout

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