40 days in New South Wales & Queensland Itinerary

40 days in New South Wales & Queensland Itinerary

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40 days in New South Wales & Queensland Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mudgee
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Forster
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Narooma
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
8
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 30​min
10
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+4
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle + bus:  9​h 45​min
11
Cape Tribulation
— 6 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  30​h
End: Stockholm

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shelly Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. There's much more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, explore the activities along Watson's Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove.

To see reviews and more tourist information, go to the Sydney travel website .

Stockholm, Sweden to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Sydney is 9 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in January, things will get warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Mudgee.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Mudgee

Mudgee ©
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lowe Wines and Broombee Organic Wines - Cellar Door. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery and Burnbrae Wines. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Logan Wines.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mudgee trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Mudgee takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Mudgee dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Mudgee

Wineries

Side Trip

Apple Tree Flat
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Burnbrae Wines ©
Burnbrae Wines
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery ©
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery
Lowe Wines ©
Lowe Wines

3
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Step out of the city life by going to Coastal walk and Scotts Head Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tacking Point Lighthouse and Korogoro Walking Track. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Pilot Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Port Macquarie Historic Court House, learn about winemaking at Rose's Vineyard At Innes View, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Macquarie trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Mudgee to Port Macquarie in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Mudgee in January, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be a bit warmer, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Forster.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Scotts Head Beach, Pilot Beach, Korogoro Walking Track
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Pilot Beach ©
Pilot Beach

3
nights
Forster

Forster ©
Forster is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north-north-east of Sydney. Explore hidden gems such as Cellito Beach and Jimmy's Beach. Visit Elizabeth Beach and Bennetts Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Forster: Shoal Bay (Zenith Beach & Tomaree Head). There's more to do: enjoy some diversion at Forster Tuncurry Golf Driving Range & Water Golf.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Forster vacation maker app .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Forster in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in January: highs in Forster hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Forster

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Shoal Bay, Elizabeth Beach, Cellito Beach, Forster Tuncurry Golf Driving Range & Water Golf
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:
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Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach

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nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Step out of the city life by going to Bendalong Beach and Callala Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hyams Beach and Nelson Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Blenheim Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Murrays Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape St George Lighthouse.

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You can drive from Forster to Jervis Bay in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Narooma.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bendalong Beach, Callala Beach
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Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach

3
nights
Narooma

Narooma ©
Narooma is a town in the Australian state of New South Wales on the far south coast. Relax by the water at Short Point Recreation Reserve and Tomakin Beach. Get in touch with nature at Mogo Zoo and Bar Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Narooma: Malua Bay Beach (in Malua Bay), Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk (in Tathra) and Broulee Island Walk (in Broulee). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Anglican Parish of Bodalla and Narooma.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Narooma trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Jervis Bay to Narooma in 3 hours. February in Narooma sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Narooma

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk, Short Point Recreation Reserve, Anglican Parish of Bodalla and Narooma, Mogo Zoo, Malua Bay Beach
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:
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Bar Beach ©
Bar Beach
Tomakin Beach ©
Tomakin Beach
Malua Bay Beach ©
Malua Bay Beach

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night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fraser Island itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Narooma to Fraser Island. In February, Fraser Island is somewhat warmer than Narooma - with highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Burleigh Head National Park and Coolangatta Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kirra Beach and Infinity Attraction. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach, examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Gold Coast takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lennox Head Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Broken Head Beach. When in Byron Bay, make a side trip to see Whian Whian State Conservation Area in Whian Whian, approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, and stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Byron Bay online trip planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head, Whian Whian State Conservation Area, Lighthouse Beach, Lennox Head Beach
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:
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Lennox Head Beach ©
Lennox Head Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Step off the beaten path and head to Horseshoe Bay and Grays Bay. Go for a jaunt from Airlie Beach to Bowen to see Mother Beddock Rock about 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and kick back and relax at Boathaven Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Airlie Beach takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in February, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Bowen
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Grays Bay ©
Grays Bay

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nights
Cape Tribulation

A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Escape the urban bustle at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Agincourt Reef. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trinity Beach and Myall Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Tribulation: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation online travel route builder .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and car from Airlie Beach to Cape Tribulation takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. In February, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Daintree Discovery Centre, Mossman Gorge Centre
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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