47 days in Australia Itinerary

47 days in Australia Itinerary

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47 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
Drive:  3​h
1
Nundle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Coonabarabran
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Lightning Ridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Roma
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Emerald
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Charters Towers
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Undara Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Georgetown
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
9
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Townsville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Bowen
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Mackay
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
13
Rockhampton
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
14
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
15
Tweed Heads
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
16
Yamba
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
17
Urunga
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
18
Forster
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Newcastle

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Nundle

Nundle ©
Nundle is a village in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Apsley Falls (in Walcha), Scone Race Club (in Scone) and First Fleet Memorial Gardens (in Wallabadah). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Odgers & McClelland Exchange Stores, see the interesting displays at Bob's Shed, take some stellar pictures from Hanging Rock Lookout, and get engrossed in the history at Mount Misery Gold Mine Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nundle holiday builder tool .

Newcastle to Nundle is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Newcastle in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Nundle, with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coonabarabran.

Things to do in Nundle

Fun & Games Casinos Parks

Side Trips

Quirindi, Apsley Falls, First Fleet Memorial Gardens, Scone Race Club
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Scone Race Club ©
Scone Race Club
Apsley Falls ©
Apsley Falls
Bob's Shed ©
Bob's Shed

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nights
Coonabarabran

Coonabarabran ©
Surrounded by lovely, largely unpopulated countryside, Coonabarabran is notable for the number of small churches in the area.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coonabarabran: The Australia Telescope Compact Array (in Narrabri), The Black Stump (in Coolah) and Sculptures in the Scrub Trail (in Baradine). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Warrumbungle National Park. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Siding Spring Observatory, admire the majestic nature at Nelson Park, examine the collection at Crystal Kingdom, and Head underground at Sandstone Caves.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coonabarabran online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Nundle to Coonabarabran takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Nundle in July, you will find days in Coonabarabran are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in Coonabarabran

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sculptures in the Scrub Trail, Waterways Wildlife Park, The Australia Telescope Compact Array, The Black Stump
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Warrumbungle National Park ©
Warrumbungle National Park
Siding Spring Observatory ©
Siding Spring Observatory
Sandstone Caves ©
Sandstone Caves

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Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge is a town in north-western New South Wales, Australia, in Walgett Shire, near the southern border of Queensland, about six kilometres east of the Castlereagh Highway, and is served in commercial activities by the town of Walgett, some 75 km to the south. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Artesian Baths, browse the exhibits of John Murray Art Gallery, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the exciting artwork at Chambers of The Black Hand, and finally explore the historical opulence of Amigos Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lightning Ridge attractions website .

You can drive from Coonabarabran to Lightning Ridge in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Roma.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Historic Sites Parks Golf

Side Trip

Grawin Opal Miners Sports and Recreation Club Ltd
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Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge
John Murray Art Gallery ©
John Murray Art Gallery
Chambers of The Black Hand ©
Chambers of The Black Hand

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Roma

Roma ©
Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. Step out of Roma with an excursion to Calico Cottage Crafts in Wallumbilla--about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Roma's Biggest Bottle Tree, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Anglican Church Roma, contemplate the long history of Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue, and do a tasting at Romavilla Winery.

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Traveling by car from Lightning Ridge to Roma takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. On the 5th (Mon), you're off toEmerald.

Things to do in Roma

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Calico Cottage Crafts
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St Paul's Anglican Church Roma ©
St Paul's Anglican Church Roma
The Big Rig ©
The Big Rig

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanic Gardens and then see human ingenuity at work at Fairbairn Dam.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Emerald trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Roma to Emerald takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Charters Towers.

Things to do in Emerald

Parks
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Fairbairn Dam ©
Fairbairn Dam
Botanic Gardens ©
Botanic Gardens

1
night
Charters Towers

Charters Towers ©
Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Charters Towers Venus Gold Battery, take an in-depth tour of Assay Room and Mining Museum, then steep yourself in history at Stock Exchange Arcade, and finally browse for treasures at The Miner's Cottage.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Charters Towers trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Emerald to Charters Towers in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Undara Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Charters Towers

Historic Sites Museums
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Charters Towers Venus Gold Battery ©
Stock Exchange Arcade ©
Stock Exchange Arcade
The Miner's Cottage ©
The Miner's Cottage

1
night
Undara Volcanic National Park

Undara Volcanic National Park
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): Head underground at Undarra Lava Tubes.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Undara Volcanic National Park online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Charters Towers to Undara Volcanic National Park takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Georgetown.

Things to do in Undara Volcanic National Park

Nature Parks
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Georgetown

Georgetown ©
Georgetown is a town and locality in the Shire of Etheridge, Queensland, Australia. Georgetown is known for museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Terrestrial - Ted Elliott Mineral Collection.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Georgetown day trip planning app .

You can drive from Undara Volcanic National Park to Georgetown in 2.5 hours. On the 12th (Mon), you're off toCairns.

Things to do in Georgetown

Museums
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2
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.
On the 13th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

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

Traveling by car from Georgetown to Cairns takes 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cairns are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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: kick back and relax at The Strand, make a trip to Riverway, identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Museum of Tropical Queensland.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Townsville route builder .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Townsville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Townsville, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bowen.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

3
nights
Bowen

Bowen ©
Bowen is a coastal town and locality in the Whitsunday Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Step out of Bowen with an excursion to Hydeaway Bay Beach in Hydeaway Bay--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Bay, make a trip to Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout, pause for some photo ops at The Big Mango, and stroll through Queens Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bowen tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Townsville to Bowen in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Townsville in August, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Bowen. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Bowen

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Hydeaway Bay Beach
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Grays Bay ©
Grays Bay
Queens Beach ©
Queens Beach

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Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Change things up with a short trip to Finch Hatton Gorge in Finch Hatton (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Lamberts Lookout, stroll through Bluewater Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Bucasia Beach, and make a splash at Bluewater Lagoon.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mackay trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bowen to Mackay takes 2.5 hours. In August in Mackay, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Finch Hatton Gorge
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Bucasia Beach ©
Bucasia Beach
Lamberts Lookout ©
Lamberts Lookout
Bluewater Lagoon ©
Bluewater Lagoon

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Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Rockhampton Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves, then kick back and relax at Farnborough Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yeppoon Main Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Rockhampton Heritage Village and then meet the residents at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rockhampton trip tool .

Getting from Mackay to Rockhampton by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Mackay in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rockhampton, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Yeppoon
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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Yeppoon Main Beach ©
Yeppoon Main Beach
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves

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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Hervey Bay is known for wildlife, trails, adventure, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the natural beauty at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, take in the waterfront at The Pier, and walk around Point Dayman Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay sightseeing planner.

Getting from Rockhampton to Hervey Bay by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tweed Heads.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Pier ©
The Pier

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Tweed Heads

Tweed Heads ©
Tweed Heads is a city in New South Wales. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): do a tasting at Ilnam Winery, then explore the galleries of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then kick back and relax at Norries Head, and finally enjoy the sea views from Fingal Head Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Tropical Fruit World, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stroll around Chris Cunningham Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tweed Heads trip itinerary maker app .

Explore your travel options from Hervey Bay to Tweed Heads with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yamba.

Things to do in Tweed Heads

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kingscliff, Norries Head, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Norries Head ©
Norries Head
Spas

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Yamba

Yamba ©
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Get out of town with these interesting Yamba side-trips: New Italy (in Woodburn) and Razorback Lookout (in Evans Head). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pippi Beach, take an in-depth tour of Maclean District Historical Society Incorporated, head outdoors with Angourie Blue Pool, and look for gifts at Kitchen To Table Pty Ltd.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yamba tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tweed Heads to Yamba takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Tweed Heads in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Yamba. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Urunga.

Things to do in Yamba

Outdoors Fun & Games Beaches

Side Trips

Angourie, Maclean District Historical Society Incorporated, New Italy, Razorback Lookout
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:
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Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Spooky Beach ©
Spooky Beach
Yamba Golf and Country Club ©
Yamba Golf and Country Club

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Urunga

Urunga ©
Urunga is a small town on in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in Bellingen Shire. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Dorrigo National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk, then don't miss a visit to V-Wall, and finally do a tasting at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Urunga online vacation planner .

You can drive from Yamba to Urunga in 2 hours. In September in Urunga, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Forster.

Things to do in Urunga

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

South West Rocks, V-Wall, Parque Nacional de Dorrigo, Raleigh Vineyard & Winery
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Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk ©
Urunga Wetlands Boardwalk
The Boardwalk ©
The Boardwalk
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol

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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 Forster's surroundings by going to Wauchope (Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam & Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze), Long Point Vineyard (in Lake Cathie) and Great Lakes Paddocks (in Wootton). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Villa d'Esta Vineyard, sample the tasty concoctions at The Coastal Brewing Co, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and make a trip to Cape Hawke Lookout.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Forster tour planner.

Drive from Urunga to Forster in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Urunga in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Forster, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Forster

Wineries Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Wauchope, Port Macquarie, Whitewashed Gallery, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Great Lakes Paddocks
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Great Lakes Paddocks ©
Great Lakes Paddocks
Villa d'Esta Vineyard ©
Villa d'Esta Vineyard
Long Point Vineyard ©
Long Point Vineyard