36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Beaudesert
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Gympie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Mooloolaba
— 4 nights
bus:  15​min
6
Caloundra
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Redcliffe
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
8
Mackay
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Townsville
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Rockhampton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Gladstone
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Brisbane

7
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Queensland Art Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Newstead House and Victoria Bridge Abutment are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Robina Town Shopping Centre (in Robina), Surfers Paradise (Infinity Attraction & Surfer's Paradise Beach) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and explore the world behind art at GOMA.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brisbane road trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Brisbane. In May in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Beaudesert.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Gold Coast
Find places to stay May 21 — 28:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

2
nights
Beaudesert

Beaudesert
Beaudesert is a town and locality in the Scenic Rim Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 28th (Mon), admire the engineering at Wyaralong Dam. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Fingal Head Lighthouse and then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Beaudesert trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Beaudesert takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Gympie.

Things to do in Beaudesert

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Burleigh Heads Beach, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
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Wyaralong Dam
Wyaralong Dam
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

1
night
Gympie

Gympie ©
Gympie is a regional city in the Wide Bay-Burnett region of Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): stop by Farmer and Sun, stroll through Lake Alford Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gympie sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Beaudesert to Gympie takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Gympie

Parks Museums Shopping
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:
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Lake Alford Park ©
Lake Alford Park

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hastings Street and Belmondos Organic Market. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Noosa Main Beach and Peregian Beach. When in Noosa, make a side trip to see Kenilworth Dairies in Kenilworth, approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, get great views at Laguna Lookout, contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River, and choose your vessel at Jetty 17 Boat & Kayak Hire.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Noosa trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Gympie to Noosa takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Kenilworth Dairies
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Hastings Street ©
Hastings Street

4
nights
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Artisans Gallery and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage will appeal to museum buffs. We've included these beaches for you: Mooloolaba Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Mooloolaba side-trips: The Real McCaul (in Eumundi), Mount Ninderry (in Yandina) and Montville (Montville Art Gallery & Fudgyboombahs). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sunshine Castle, kick back and relax at Marcoola Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chenrezig Institute, and browse the different shops at Kawana Shoppingworld.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Mooloolaba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Caloundra.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Montville, Maroochydore, Eumundi, Buderim, Marcoola Beach
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

5
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art on Cairncross and Caloundra Regional Art Gallery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kings Beach and Bulcock Beach. When in Caloundra, make a side trip to see Maleny Cheese in Maleny, approximately 32 minutes away.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read Caloundra route tool .

Caloundra is just a stone's throw from Mooloolaba. In June, daily temperatures in Caloundra can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Redcliffe.

Things to do in Caloundra

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Maleny, Landsborough Museum, Australia Zoo, Opals Down Under
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach

1
night
Redcliffe

Redcliffe ©
Redcliffe is a residential suburb of the Brisbane metropolitan area located within Moreton Bay Region LGA in the east north-east of the Redcliffe peninsula, approximately 28km north-north-east of the Brisbane CBD. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Redcliffe Botanic Gardens and then appreciate the history behind Bee Gees Way.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Redcliffe tour builder website .

You can drive from Caloundra to Redcliffe in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Redcliffe can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Redcliffe

Parks
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 15:
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Redcliffe Botanic Gardens ©
Redcliffe Botanic Gardens
Bee Gees Way ©
Bee Gees Way

3
nights
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. You'll get in some beach time at Town Beach and Harbour Beach. Take a break from Mackay with a short trip to Smalleys Beach in Cape Hillsborough, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lamberts Beach, make a splash at Bluewater Lagoon, view the masterpieces at Artspace Mackay, and look for gifts at Fredericks Showcase Space.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mackay trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redcliffe to Mackay. Traveling from Redcliffe in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mackay, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Mackay

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Smalleys Beach
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:
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Town Beach ©
Town Beach
Lamberts Beach ©
Lamberts Beach

4
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.
Townsville is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through The Strand, pause for some serene contemplation at St James Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary, and step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Townsville trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mackay to Townsville. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Drill Hall Studio ©
The Drill Hall Studio

2
nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
On the 22nd (Fri), learn about all things military at C.Q. Military & Artifacts Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Capricorn Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Mount Etna Caves National Park and then stroll through Rockhampton Botanic Gardens.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rockhampton travel planning app .

You can fly from Townsville to Rockhampton in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rockhampton when traveling from Townsville in June, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gladstone.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
C.Q. Military & Artifacts Museum ©
C.Q. Military & Artifacts Museum
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

1
night
Gladstone

Gladstone ©
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): let little ones run wild at East Shores Water Park, get great views at Auckland Hill Lookout, and then stroll through Spinnaker Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, then explore the activities along Lake Awoonga, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gladstone travel route planning website .

You can drive from Rockhampton to Gladstone in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gladstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Awoonga
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Awoonga ©
Lake Awoonga
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum ©
Spinnaker Park ©
Spinnaker Park

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