42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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42 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Jindabyne
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Buchan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bairnsdale
— 12 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Rosebud
— 17 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

9
nights
Jindabyne

Jindabyne ©
Jindabyne is a town in south-east New South Wales, Australia that overlooks Lake Jindabyne near the Snowy Mountains, in Snowy Monaro Regional Council. Get a sense of the local culture at Man from Snowy River Museum and Pioneer Women’s Hut. Get out of town with these interesting Jindabyne side-trips: Adaminaby (Snowy Scheme Museum & Lake Eucumbene), Thredbo Village (Kosciuszko National Park & Thredbo Alpine Village) and Cooma (Corrective Services NSW Museum, Cooma Court House, & more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Jindabyne, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Wildbrumby Thredbo Valley Distillery, fly down the slopes at Snowy Mountains, and learn about winemaking at Shut the Gate Wines.

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Sydney to Jindabyne is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, plan for little chillier nights in Jindabyne, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Buchan.

Things to do in Jindabyne

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Cooma, Tumbarumba, Thredbo Village, New South Wales, Adaminaby
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Lake Jindabyne ©
Lake Jindabyne
Man from Snowy River Museum ©
Man from Snowy River Museum
Corrective Services NSW Museum ©
Corrective Services NSW Museum

3
nights
Buchan

Buchan ©
Buchan is a town in the east Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buchan: Ensay Winery (in Ensay), Lake Tyers State Park (in Tyers) and Stony Creek Trestle Bridge (in Nowa Nowa). Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Snowy River National Park. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Buchan Caves.

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You can drive from Jindabyne to Buchan in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bairnsdale.

Things to do in Buchan

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Snowy River National Park, Ensay Winery, Lake Tyers State Park, Stony Creek Trestle Bridge
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Buchan Caves ©
Buchan Caves
Ensay Winery ©
Ensay Winery
Stony Creek Trestle Bridge ©
Stony Creek Trestle Bridge

12
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.
Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine and St Mary's Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Walhalla Tramline Walkway and La Trobe Swing Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Maffra (Gippsland Vehicle Collection, Avon Ridge Vineyard, & more), Sale (St Pauls Cathedral, Sale Common State Game Refuge, & more) and Walhalla (Old Walhalla Post Office Museum, Walhalla Cemetery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Raymond Island, explore the ancient world of Trinculo Shipwreck, steep yourself in history at Omeo Historic Park & Museum, and learn about winemaking at Wyanga Park Winery.

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Traveling by car from Buchan to Bairnsdale takes an hour. In February, daytime highs in Bairnsdale are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rosebud.

Things to do in Bairnsdale

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Lakes Entrance, Sale, Walhalla, Maffra, Golden Beach
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St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church
Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine ©
Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine
Walhalla Cemetery ©
Walhalla Cemetery

17
nights
Rosebud

Rosebud ©
Popular historic sites such as Cape Schanck Lighthouse and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse are in your itinerary. RAAF Museum and Basils Farm are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Rosebud: Werribee (Werribee Open Range Zoo, Victoria State Rose Garden, & more), Mornington (Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Main Street Mornington, & more) and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale). Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rosebud day trip planner.

Getting from Bairnsdale to Rosebud by car takes about 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Rosebud are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rosebud

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Red Hill, Queenscliff, Mornington, Werribee, Rye
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Swim with Dolphins

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