43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rockhampton
— 14 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Emerald
— 10 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Winton
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Longreach
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Sydney

14
nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
FLOW Visitors Centre and C.Q. Military & Artifacts Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Attractions like Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Byfield (Byfield National Park & Stony Creek), Gladstone (Reg Tanna Park & East Shores Water Park) and Yeppoon (Keppel Kraken, Farnborough Beach, & more). Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Mount Archer National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves, get engrossed in the history at Rockhampton Heritage Village, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rockhampton Zoo, and explore and take pictures at Great Western Hotel - Arena.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Rockhampton road trip site .

Sydney to Rockhampton is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Rockhampton at 37°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Emerald.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Yeppoon, Mount Morgan, Gladstone, Byfield, Emu Park
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Koorana Crocodile Farm ©
Koorana Crocodile Farm

10
nights
Emerald

Emerald ©
Emerald has massive rainfall and floods every year, but it's also a place where you can drink local wine while you peruse a display of locally mined gemstones in the town's quiet center.
Rubyvale Observatory and Old Rainworth Fort will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Emerald Train Station and Copperfield. Venture out of the city with trips to Clermont (Hoods Lagoon, Theresa Creek Dam, & more), Capella Pioneer Village (in Capella) and Miners Heritage (in Rubyvale). Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Blackdown Tableland National Park. There's still lots to do: cool off at Emerald Aquatic Centre, admire the natural beauty at Botanic Gardens, walk around Vicki Peters Park, and admire the engineering at Bundoora Dam.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Emerald trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Rockhampton to Emerald in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will leave for Winton on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Emerald

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Clermont, Rubyvale, Bundoora Dam, Old Rainworth Fort, Blackwater International Coal Centre
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Theresa Creek Dam ©
Theresa Creek Dam
Miners Heritage ©
Miners Heritage
Blackwater International Coal Centre ©

9
nights
Winton

Winton ©
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Australian Age of Dinosaurs and Corfield & Fitzmaurice General Merchants will appeal to museum buffs. Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Bladensburg National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Waltzing Matilda Centre, have some family-friendly fun at Ben's Chicken Stampede, stop by Winton Opal Gems, and make a trip to Arno's Wall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Winton route maker .

Getting from Emerald to Winton by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Winton

Museums Parks Nature
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Australian Age of Dinosaurs ©
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Waltzing Matilda Centre ©
Waltzing Matilda Centre
Qantilda Museum ©
Qantilda Museum

8
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Your inner history buff will appreciate Longreach and Longreach Powerhouse Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre and Langenbaker House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Longreach: Wellshot Centre (in Ilfracombe) and Outer Barcoo Interpretation Centre (in Isisford). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, make a trip to Captain Starlight of Starlight's Lookout, take an in-depth tour of Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Longreach trip planner .

Drive from Winton to Longreach in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Longreach can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Outer Barcoo Interpretation Centre, Longreach
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