33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dunedin
fly:  10​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Wollongong
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Batemans Bay
— 4 nights
bus:  4​h
4
Eden
— 4 nights
bus:  5​h
5
Bairnsdale
— 4 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Dunedin

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair, enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, then wander the streets of The Rocks, then make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney vacation maker .

Dunedin, New Zealand to Sydney is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dunedin to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 24th (Sat), you're off toWollongong.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

5
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Head to Little Hand-Stirred Jam Shop and Sturt Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moona Moona Creek and White Sands Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wollongong: Bass Point Reserve (in Shellharbour), Kiama Coastal Walk (in Kiama) and The Milk Factory Gallery and Exhibition Space (in Bowral). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Wollongong Head Lighthouse, examine the collection at HARS Aviation Museum, take some stellar pictures from Sublime Point Lookout, and steep yourself in history at Cape St George Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wollongong trip builder app .

You can drive from Sydney to Wollongong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Wollongong. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Jervis Bay, Shellharbour, Kiama Coastal Walk, The Milk Factory Gallery and Exhibition Space, Sturt Gallery
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Kiama Coastal Walk ©
Kiama Coastal Walk
Wollongong Head Lighthouse ©
Wollongong Head Lighthouse
Moona Moona Creek ©
Moona Moona Creek

4
nights
Batemans Bay

A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Broulee Beach. Head to Juela Mogo and Andrew Carter Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Explore Batemans Bay's surroundings by going to Feeding Wild Rainbow Lorrikeets (in Burrill Lake), Anglican Parish of Bodalla and Narooma (in Bodalla) and Cupitts Winery (in Ulladulla). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Tomakin Beach, try for a hole-in-one at Batemans Bay Mini Golf, and trek along Broulee Island Walk.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Batemans Bay trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Wollongong to Batemans Bay in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Eden.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mogo, Broulee, Anglican Parish of Bodalla and Narooma, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Feeding Wild Rainbow Lorrikeets
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tomakin Beach ©
Tomakin Beach
Broulee Beach ©
Broulee Beach

4
nights
Eden

Eden ©
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
Explore hidden gems such as Killer Whale Museum and Pambula Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Short Point Recreation Reserve and Camel Rock. Explore Eden's surroundings by going to Mimosa Rocks National Park (in Tanja) and Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk (in Tathra). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Panboola Wetlands, get great views at Disaster Bay Lookout, and take a leisurely stroll along The Merimbula Boardwalk.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Eden online holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Batemans Bay to Eden takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Eden can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Eden

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Merimbula, Pambula Beach, Panboola Wetlands, Mimosa Rocks National Park, Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk
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Mimosa Rocks National Park ©
Mimosa Rocks National Park
Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum
Camel Rock ©
Camel Rock

4
nights
Bairnsdale

Bairnsdale ©
Head to Bairnsdale at any time of year to discover a busy regional centre from which to explore the vast Gippsland Lakes and spectacular Ninety Mile Beach, or the alpine highlights of Omeo, Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board and Snowy River Marlo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Lakes National Park and Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bairnsdale: Cape Conran Nature Trail (in Cape Conran), Lakes Entrance (Dove and Lyre Exceptional Fossils And Crystals & Lakes Entrance Mini Golf and Trampolines) and Lake Tyers State Park (in Tyers). There's more to do: head outdoors with Anderson Inlet and examine the collection at Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bairnsdale day trip planning website .

Drive from Eden to Bairnsdale in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lakes Entrance, Anderson Inlet, The Lakes National Park, Lake Tyers State Park, Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board
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The Lakes National Park ©
The Lakes National Park
Lake Tyers State Park ©
Lake Tyers State Park

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral. Let the collections at Art Gallery of Ballarat and Melbourne Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Daylesford (The Mill Markets & Stony Creek Gallery) and Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens & Ballarat Wildlife Park). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Bairnsdale to Melbourne by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ballarat, Daylesford
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

6
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage and Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd. Step out of the city life by going to Gorge Wildlife Park and Glenelg Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: National Motor Museum (in Birdwood), Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach) and Hahndorf Fruit and Veg Market (in Hahndorf). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, take a stroll through North Terrace, stroll through Monarto Zoo, and explore the world behind art at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Adelaide trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, Hahndorf Fruit and Veg Market, National Motor Museum, Gorge Wildlife Park, Aldinga Beach
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

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