51 days in Australia Itinerary

51 days in Australia Itinerary

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51 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Belfast
Fly + Drive:  34​h
1
Perth (Tasmania)
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Great Western
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Hawthorn
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Torquay
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Bondi
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Alice Springs
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Victoria Point
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Beechworth
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Ballarat
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  9​h 30​min
11
Darwin
— 6 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Belfast

5
nights
Perth (Tasmania)

Perth (Tasmania) ©
Perth is a town in northern Tasmania, Australia. Waddamana Power Station Museum and Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Ratho Golf Course and Halls Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Perth (Tasmania) side-trips: Fishing Charters & Tours (in St Helens), Lake Dulverton (in Oatlands) and The Poatina Tree art gallery (in Poatina). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Brickendon Estate, do a tasting at Bell & Gong, stroll through Pine Lake, and view the masterpieces at Tasmanian Glassblowers.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth (Tasmania) day trip planning tool .

Belfast, UK to Perth (Tasmania) is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) is 10 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Belfast in December: highs in Perth (Tasmania) hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Great Western.

Things to do in Perth (Tasmania)

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Longford, Ratho Golf Course, Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site, Classwood, Pine Lake
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 8:
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Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls
Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site ©
Brickendon Estate ©
Brickendon Estate

2
nights
Great Western

Great Western ©
On the 8th (Tue), do a tasting at Grampians Estate Cellar Door, then do a tasting at Montara Winery, and then sample the fine beverages at Wimmera Hills Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Langi Morgala Museum, then explore the world behind art at Ararat Gallery TAMA, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Stapylton, and finally steep yourself in history at Ngamadjidj Shelter.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Great Western sightseeing planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Perth (Tasmania) to Great Western. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hawthorn.

Things to do in Great Western

Wineries Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trips

Ararat, Laharum, Bunjil's Shelter, Wimmera Hills Winery
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:
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Montara Winery ©
Montara Winery
Langi Morgala Museum ©
Langi Morgala Museum
Ngamadjidj Shelter ©
Ngamadjidj Shelter

2
nights
Hawthorn

Hawthorn ©
Hawthorn is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 6km east of Melbourne's central business district. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Bulleen Art and Garden and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St John's Anglican Church, Malvern East. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bicentennial Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hawthorn itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Great Western to Hawthorn takes 3 hours. In December in Hawthorn, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Hawthorn

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Toorak, Bicentennial Park, Bulleen Art and Garden, St John's Anglican Church, Malvern East, Edithvale Beach
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
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Bicentennial Park ©
Bicentennial Park
Bulleen Art and Garden ©
Bulleen Art and Garden
St John's Anglican Church ©
St John's Anglican Church

5
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Johanna Beach and 13th Beach. Get outdoors at Triplet Falls and The Redwoods. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Schanck Boardwalk (in Flinders), Cape Schanck Lighthouse (in Cape Schanck) and Lorne (Sheoak Falls & The Splitters Grave). Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Point Addis Marine National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Hopetoun Falls, identify plant and animal life at Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary, and examine the collection at Australian National Surfing Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Torquay online attractions planner .

You can drive from Hawthorn to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Bondi.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Beech Forest, Lorne, Barwon Heads, Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Johanna Beach
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 17:
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The Redwoods ©
The Redwoods
Cape Schanck Lighthouse ©
Cape Schanck Lighthouse
Triplet Falls ©
Triplet Falls

5
nights
Bondi

Bondi ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Werri Beach and Tertini Wines. Get some historical perspective at Macquarie Lighthouse and Waverley Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Bondi side-trips: Berrima (Berrima District Museum & Joadja Vineyard), HARS Aviation Museum (in Albion Park Rail) and Bombo Headland (in Kiama).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bondi itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Torquay to Bondi with the Route module. Traveling from Torquay in December, Bondi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Bondi

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shellharbour, Berrima, Bombo Headland, Tertini Wines, Explore Sydney Harbour
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Werri Beach ©
Werri Beach
HARS Aviation Museum ©
HARS Aviation Museum
The Australian Motorlife Museum ©
The Australian Motorlife Museum

4
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hermannsburg Historic Precinct and Yubu Napa Art Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol and Mount Gillen. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Araluen Cultural Precinct, view the masterpieces at Jila Arts, examine the collection at The Residency, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bondi to Alice Springs. Traveling from Bondi in December, expect nights in Alice Springs to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Victoria Point.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Arltunga Historical Reserve, Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen
Araluen Cultural Precinct ©
Araluen Cultural Precinct

1
night
Victoria Point

Victoria Point ©
On the 28th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Victoria Point Reserve and then take a peaceful walk through Venman Bushland National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria Point trip itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alice Springs to Victoria Point. Traveling from Alice Springs in December, you will find days in Victoria Point are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Victoria Point

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Venman Bushland National Park
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Venman Bushland National Park ©
Venman Bushland National Park
Victoria Point Reserve ©
Victoria Point Reserve

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Point Nepean National Park and Cowes Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and National Vietnam Veterans Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Anglican Parish of Woodend (in Woodend), Cope-Williams Winery (in Romsey) and Walter J Smith Reserve (in Riddells Creek). There's lots more to do: stroll through Sorrento Back Beach, contemplate the long history of Fort Nepean, explore the different monuments and memorials at Historic St Andrew's Anglican Church, and take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel route planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Victoria Point to Melbourne. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Victoria Point in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Beechworth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Portsea, Historic St Andrew's Anglican Church, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Cope-Williams Winery, Quang Minh Buddhist Temple
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum

5
nights
Beechworth

Beechworth ©
A town that appeared during the gold rush in the 1850s, Beechworth is a well-preserved example of Victorian expansionism.
Get a sense of the local culture at Valhalla Wines and Beechworth Historical Precinct. Discover out-of-the-way places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Anderson Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beechworth: Pumpkin Seeds Australia (in Myrtleford), Tallis Wine Cellar Door (in Dookie) and Wangaratta Library (in Wangaratta). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Yackandandah Museum, view the masterpieces at Sluga Gallery, contemplate the long history of Old Beechworth Gaol, and do a tasting at Indigo Vineyard.

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

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Beechworth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Beechworth, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ballarat.

Things to do in Beechworth

Wineries Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bright, Yackandandah, Anderson Winery, Wangaratta Library, Pumpkin Seeds Australia
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Anderson Winery ©
Anderson Winery
Yackandandah Museum ©
Yackandandah Museum
Valhalla Wines ©
Valhalla Wines

6
nights
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion and Bendigo Joss House Temple. Get outdoors at Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park and St George's Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ballarat: Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve (in Hepburn Springs), Castlemaine Art Museum (in Castlemaine) and Main Street (in Maldon). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sailors Falls & Mineral Springs, admire the majestic nature at Werribee Gorge State Park, learn about winemaking at Passing Clouds Winery, and ride a horse along Hepburn Lagoon - Trail Rides.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ballarat road trip planning site .

You can drive from Beechworth to Ballarat in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Beechworth in January, you will find days in Ballarat are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Daylesford, Bendigo, Hepburn Springs, Main Street, St George's Lake
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 13:
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Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve ©
Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve
Bendigo Joss House Temple ©
Bendigo Joss House Temple

6
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Get outdoors at Buley Rockhole and Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park. Outstation Gallery - Aboriginal Art from Art Centres and Provenance Arts will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Darwin side-trips: Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden (in Batchelor), Litchfield National Park (Wangi Falls & Florence Falls) and Adelaide River War Cemetery (in Adelaide River). And it doesn't end there: tour the water at your own pace with Spirit of Darwin, take in the exciting artwork at Nomad Art Gallery, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and explore the galleries of Mason Gallery.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Darwin online journey planner .

Getting from Ballarat to Darwin by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ballarat in January, expect Darwin to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden, Adelaide River War Cemetery
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Darwin Golf Club ©
Darwin Golf Club
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls

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