46 days in Australia Itinerary

46 days in Australia Itinerary

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46 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mornington
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Menindee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Broken Hill
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Tibooburra
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Innamincka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Birdsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
6
Mount Isa
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
7
Normanton
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Kuranda
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
9
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Horn Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
11
Cooktown
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
12
Townsville
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Winton
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Longreach
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Mornington

1
night
Menindee

Menindee ©
Menindee, frequently but erroneously spelled "Menindie", is a small town in the far west of New South Wales, Australia, in Central Darling Shire, on the banks of the Darling River, with a sign-posted population of 980 and a population of 449.HistoryIt is the oldest European settlement in western New South Wales, and the first town to be established on the Darling River. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire nature's extreme beauty at Kinchega National Park, then take in the views from Menindee Rail Bridge, and then explore the activities along Lake Menindee.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Menindee vacation planner.

Mornington to Menindee is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Broken Hill.

Things to do in Menindee

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Lake Menindee ©
Lake Menindee
Kinchega National Park ©
Kinchega National Park

2
nights
Broken Hill

Broken Hill ©
Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Sulphide Street Railway & Historical Museum, make a trip to Broken Hill Miner's Memorial, then explore the world behind art at Pro Hart Gallery, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre, then get great views at Mundi Mundi Lookout, then examine the collection at Mad Max Museum, and finally Head underground at Day Dream Mine.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Broken Hill itinerary planning app .

Getting from Menindee to Broken Hill by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Menindee in May, Broken Hill is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tibooburra.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Silverton
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Pro Hart Gallery ©
Pro Hart Gallery
Broken Hill Miner's Memorial ©
Broken Hill Miner's Memorial

1
day
Tibooburra

Tibooburra
Tibooburra is a town in the far northwest of New South Wales, Australia, located 1187km from the state capital, Sydney. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Sturt National Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tibooburra online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Broken Hill to Tibooburra takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Innamincka.

Things to do in Tibooburra

Nature Wildlife Parks
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2
nights
Innamincka

Innamincka
Innamincka is a small settlement in north-east South Australia, with a population of only 12. On the 12th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Cullymurra Waterhole.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Innamincka trip website .

You can drive from Tibooburra to Innamincka in 6.5 hours. On the 13th (Mon), you're off toBirdsville.

Things to do in Innamincka

Wildlife Parks
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2
nights
Birdsville

Birdsville ©
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): head outdoors with Birdsville Races and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Big Red Sand Dune.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Birdsville trip planner .

Drive from Innamincka to Birdsville in 16 hours. In May, daytime highs in Birdsville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for Mount Isa on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Birdsville

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Birdsville Races ©
Birdsville Races

3
nights
Mount Isa

Mount Isa ©
Take a break from Mount Isa with a short trip to Burke&Wills Monument in Cloncurry, about 1h 25 min away.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Isa journey builder tool .

You can drive from Birdsville to Mount Isa in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Normanton.

Things to do in Mount Isa

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Burke&Wills Monument
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Lake Moondarra ©
Lake Moondarra
Telstra Hill ©
Telstra Hill
Outback at Isa ©
Outback at Isa

9
nights
Normanton

Normanton is a small cattle town and locality in the Shire of Carpentaria in Queensland, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Karumba (Karumba swimming pool, Barramundi Centre, & more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Krys the Crocodile and explore the galleries of Bynoe Arts Centre.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Normanton itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Mount Isa to Normanton in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In May, Normanton is a bit warmer than Mount Isa - with highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C. You'll set off for Kuranda on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Normanton

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Karumba
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Karumba Barramundi Discovery Centre ©

2
nights
Kuranda

Kuranda ©
Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. On the 28th (Tue), kick back and relax at Trinity Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then view the masterpieces at Village Gallery, then stroll through Palm Cove Beach, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kuranda trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Normanton to Kuranda. While traveling from Normanton, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kuranda, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Kuranda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
Spend the 30th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 1st (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planning tool .

Cairns is just a short distance from Kuranda. In May, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Horn Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Horn Island

Horn Island ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Torres Strait Heritage.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Horn Island trip itinerary planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cairns to Horn Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Horn Island

Museums Shopping
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Torres Strait Heritage ©
Torres Strait Heritage

4
nights
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Change things up with a short trip to Bloomfield Waterfall in Bloomfield (about 1h 10 min away). Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Endeavour River National Park. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Grassy Hill, take in the dramatic scenery at Trevethan Falls, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and explore and take pictures at Cooktown War Memorial.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cooktown travel planner .

Explore your travel options from Horn Island to Cooktown with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bloomfield Waterfall, Black Mountain National Park
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Finch Bay ©
Finch Bay
James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill

6
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, wildlife, nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill, head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, and learn about all things military at Army Museum North Queensland.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Townsville online vacation planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cooktown to Townsville. In June, daytime highs in Townsville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Winton.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Wet Tropics World Heritage Area
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 13:
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Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Strand ©
The Strand

3
nights
Winton

Winton ©
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Bladensburg National Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, learn more about the world around you at Corfield & Fitzmaurice General Merchants, don't miss a visit to Arno's Wall, and have some family-friendly fun at Ben's Chicken Stampede.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Winton trip simple and quick.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Townsville to Winton. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Winton

Museums Nature Parks
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Australian Age of Dinosaurs ©
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Waltzing Matilda Centre ©
Waltzing Matilda Centre
Arno's Wall ©
Arno's Wall

4
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. When in Longreach, make a side trip to see Langenbaker House in Ilfracombe, approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, head outdoors with Spirit of the Outback Train, take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics, and contemplate the long history of Longreach.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Longreach vacation website .

You can drive from Winton to Longreach in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Longreach
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Camden Park Station ©
Camden Park Station

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