34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
1
Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Caloundra
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Rockhampton
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
9
Townsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Cooktown
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h
13
Mackay
— 2 nights
Drive:  18​h
End: Newcastle

1
night
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nobbys Beach, then kick back and relax at Newcastle Beach, and then take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Newcastle holiday maker app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Newcastle. In October, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tomaree Head
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:
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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Newcastle Beach ©
Newcastle Beach
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk

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 22nd (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast. On your second day here, meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip tool .

You can fly from Newcastle to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Newcastle in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gold Coast, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

4
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Step out of the city life by going to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and King Island. There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip site .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Caloundra.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

King Island
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River

3
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mooloolaba Beach and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Get in touch with nature at Kings Beach and Buderim Forest Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Caloundra day trip planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Caloundra in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Caloundra are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Caloundra

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Buderim Forest Park
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Relax by the water at Noosa Main Beach and Peregian Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Noosa National Park and Noosa River. When in Noosa, make a side trip to see Mount Coolum in Coolum Beach, approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Hastings Street and get great views at Laguna Lookout.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Noosa day trip site .

Drive from Caloundra to Noosa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Coolum
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum

1
night
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): cool off at WetSide Water Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burrum Heads Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hervey Bay online trip planner .

Getting from Noosa to Hervey Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Burrum Heads Beach
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach
 WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park

1
night
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, look for all kinds of wild species at Mon Repos, and then admire the natural beauty at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bundaberg trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Hervey Bay to Bundaberg in an hour. Another option is to drive. November in Bundaberg sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Wildlife Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens ©
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery

2
nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
On the 5th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens, then kick back and relax at Farnborough Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rockhampton online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Bundaberg to Rockhampton takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Rockhampton are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Farnborough Beach
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Archer Park Rail Museum ©
Archer Park Rail Museum

2
nights
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 7th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary, then enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St James Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Townsville trip site .

You can fly from Rockhampton to Townsville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Strand ©
The Strand

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Attractions like Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 12th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns tour app .

Fly from Townsville to Cairns in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

5
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Family-friendly places like Safaris and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Tribulation (Cape Tribulation Beach & Daintree National Park). There's more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

1
night
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Cooktown History Centre, enjoy the sea views from Grassy Hill, then take an in-depth tour of James Cook Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Finch Bay.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cooktown vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cooktown takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Cooktown

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay
James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum

2
nights
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bucasia Beach, make a splash at Mackay Aqua Park, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bluewater Trail. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Harbour Beach and then make a splash at Bluewater Lagoon.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackay trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cooktown to Mackay. November in Mackay sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Bucasia Beach ©
Bucasia Beach
Bluewater Lagoon ©
Bluewater Lagoon
Mackay Aqua Park ©
Mackay Aqua Park

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