46 days in Australia Itinerary

46 days in Australia Itinerary

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46 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly + bus:  22​h
1
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
3
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
+4
Drive + Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h 45​min
6
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
8
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  9​h 30​min
9
Norfolk Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
10
Port Macquarie
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Durban

4
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Brown Hill Estate. Take a break from the city and head to Caves Road and Meelup Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Busselton) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamelin Bay, and look for gifts at Gabriel Chocolate.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River day trip planning site .

Durban, South Africa to Margaret River is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Durban to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Boranup, Brown Hill Estate, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 10:
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

4
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Albany's Historic Whaling Station and Forest Hill Vineyard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Emu Point and Elephant Rocks. Venture out of the city with trips to Tree Top Walk (in Walpole) and Greens Pool (in Denmark). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Beach, kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany itinerary planning app .

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. December in Albany sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Tree Top Walk
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Tree Top Walk ©
Tree Top Walk

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get in touch with nature at Stokes Beach and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kangaroo Island Spirits and Raptor Domain. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Fly from Albany to Kangaroo Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Albany to Kangaroo Island is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

5
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Russell Falls. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at The Neck, get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, and take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip builder site .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Hobart in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Russell Falls, Richmond Bridge, The Neck
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Russell Falls ©
Russell Falls

3
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Get outdoors at Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Step off the beaten path and head to Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Devil's Corner Cellar Door. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Bicheno to see East Coast Natureworld about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Mait's Rest and Port Campbell National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like London Bridge and Gibsons Steps. When in Port Campbell, make a side trip to see Mariners Lookout in Apollo Bay, approximately 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge and explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, train, and bus from Coles Bay to Port Campbell takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Apollo Bay, Twelve Apostles
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of the Winds and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Kata Tjuta and Uluru. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take some stellar pictures from Uluru, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

5
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Visiting Agincourt Reef and Photography Tours will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Trinity Beach and Daintree National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, you will find days in Port Douglas are a bit cooler (37°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Norfolk Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree National Park
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
nights
Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island ©
Pine trees, rolling green hills, and dramatic cliffs typify Norfolk Island, an Australian offshore territory 1,412 km (877 mi) east of the mainland.
Get a sense of the local culture at Norfolk Island Museum and Pitcairn Settlers Village. Visiting Mount Pitt and Emily Bay will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Chapel, take in the waterfront at Kingston Pier, and stroll the grounds of Norfolk Island Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Norfolk Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Norfolk Island in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Norfolk Time (NFT) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in January, with highs in Norfolk Island at 28°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery
St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel

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.
Get in touch with nature at Coastal walk and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get some cultural insight at Smoky Cape Lighthouse and Tacking Point Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Macquarie: Trial Bay Gaol (in South West Rocks) and Scotts Head Beach (in Scotts Head). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Roto House, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Macquarie holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Norfolk Island to Port Macquarie takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Norfolk Island to Port Macquarie due to the time zone difference. In January in Port Macquarie, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Scotts Head Beach
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Take a break from the city and head to Wentworth Falls and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Govetts Leap (in Blackheath), Blue Mountains (in Katoomba) and Jenolan Caves (in Jenolan Caves). There's much more to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in January: highs in Sydney hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Jenolan Caves, Kiama Blowhole, Shelly Beach, Govetts Leap
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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