54 days in Queensland, New South Wales & Victoria Itinerary

54 days in Queensland, New South Wales & Victoria Itinerary

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54 days in Queensland, New South Wales & Victoria Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Forster
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Jervis Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Narooma
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Eden
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Apollo Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Port Fairy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Torquay
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
13
Bribie Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
14
North Stradbroke Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
Macleay Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
16
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Vienna

3
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.
Attractions like Palm Cove Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Four Mile Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary maker website .

Vienna, Austria to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Cairns is 9 hours. Traveling from Vienna in February, expect Cairns to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Four Mile Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wentworth Falls and Palm Beach. Visit Manly Beach and Bondi Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba). There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in February; daily highs in Sydney reach 31°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Forster.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Palm Beach
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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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. Get some cultural insight at Whitewashed Gallery and The Green Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Cellito Beach and Seal Rocks. Venture out of the city with trips to Wingham Brush Nature Reserve (in Wingham) and Hawks Nest (Jimmy's Beach & Bennetts Beach). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Elizabeth Beach, relax in the rural setting at Colin Wren Oysters, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forster Main Beach, and see the interesting displays at National Motorcycle Museum.

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Traveling by car from Sydney to Forster takes 4 hours. In February in Forster, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Forster

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Whitewashed Gallery, Elizabeth Beach, The Green Cathedral, National Motorcycle Museum
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Cellito Beach ©
Cellito Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach

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Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bendalong Beach and Callala Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Hyams Beach and Blenheim Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to HARS Aviation Museum (in Albion Park Rail) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Greenfield Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, and steep yourself in history at Cape St George Lighthouse.

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You can drive from Forster to Jervis Bay in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Narooma.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bendalong Beach, Callala Beach, Honeymoon Bay, Kiama Blowhole, HARS Aviation Museum
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 3:
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Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach

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Narooma

Narooma is a town in the Australian state of New South Wales on the far south coast. Kids will appreciate attractions like Bar Beach and Tomakin Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Camel Rock and Blue Pool. Venture out of the city with trips to Broulee Island Walk (in Broulee), Mimosa Rocks National Park (in Tanja) and Moruya Museum (in Moruya). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, play a few rounds at Narooma Golf Club, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anglican Parish of Bodalla and Narooma, and take some stellar pictures from Bar Rock Lookout and Australia Rock.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Narooma vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Jervis Bay to Narooma takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Eden.

Things to do in Narooma

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bermagui, Passionfish Candles & Gifts, Tomakin Beach, Mimosa Rocks National Park, Broulee Island Walk
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tomakin Beach ©
Tomakin Beach
Bar Beach ©
Bar Beach

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Eden

Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
You'll get in some beach time at Pambula Beach and Short Point Recreation Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at WW11 Bunker Museum and Davidson Whaling Station. Venture out of the city with trips to Genoa Peak Walk (in Genoa) and Kianinny Bay (in Tathra). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Panboola Wetlands and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Eden online travel route planner .

You can drive from Narooma to Eden in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Eden

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Merimbula, Pambula Beach, Genoa Peak Walk, Panboola Wetlands, Kianinny Bay
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Davidson Whaling Station ©
Davidson Whaling Station

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nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wilsons Promontory National Park and Picnic Bay. Visit Squeaky Beach and Little Waterloo Bay for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wilsons Promontory National Park: Waratah Bay Foreshore Reserve (in Waratah Bay) and Ride the Wild Goat Gallery and Workshop (in Fish Creek). There's more to do: hike along Mt Oberon Summit Walk and go for a walk through Great Prom Walk.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilsons Promontory National Park trip planning website .

You can drive from Eden to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ride the Wild Goat Gallery and Workshop, Waratah Bay Foreshore Reserve
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach

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Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. On the 15th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Kennet River Koala Walk and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Elizabeth. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Picnic Reserve, admire the sheer force of Beauchamp Falls, and then kick back and relax at Johanna Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Apollo Bay trip planning tool .

Drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Apollo Bay in 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Beauchamp Falls, Lake Elizabeth, Kennet River Koala Walk, Johanna Beach
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Beauchamp Falls ©
Beauchamp Falls
Lake Elizabeth ©
Lake Elizabeth

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale), Cowes (A Maze'N Things, Phillip Island Wildlife Park, & more) and Brighton Beach (in Brighton). Spend the 23rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Somers Beach, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Woolamai Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne route planner .

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Melbourne in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Fairy.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cowes, St Kilda, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Somers Beach, Dandenong Ranges National Park
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 24:
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St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

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Port Fairy

Port Fairy ©
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from The Crags, enjoy the sea views from Griffiths Island Lighthouse, then step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island, then learn about winemaking at Basalt Wines, and finally stroll the grounds of Port Fairy Public Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Codrington Wind Farm, explore the galleries of Whale Bone Studio Arts, then identify plant and animal life at Russell Clark Reserve, and finally savor the flavors at PORT FAIRY FARMERS MARKET.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Fairy trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Port Fairy takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

The Crags, Basalt Wines
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Russell Clark Reserve ©
Russell Clark Reserve

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the activities along Bay of Martyrs, then head outdoors with The Arch, and then identify plant and animal life at Loch Ard Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Berry World, stroll through Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, and then do a tasting at Newtons Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Campbell online route maker .

You can drive from Port Fairy to Port Campbell in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Timboon, Bay of Martyrs
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
The Arch ©
The Arch
Bay of Martyrs ©
Bay of Martyrs

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Point Addis Marine National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Roadknight, then look for all kinds of wild species at Coogoorah Park Nature Reserve, and then stroll through Fisherman's Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Torquay tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Campbell to Torquay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Torquay, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Anglesea, 13th Beach
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:
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Point Addis Marine National Park ©
Point Addis Marine National Park
13th Beach ©
13th Beach
Point Roadknight ©
Point Roadknight

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Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, steep yourself in history at Caboolture Historical Village, and then take in the awesome beauty at Glass House Mountains National Park. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Bribie Island Community Arts Centre, choose your vessel at BBQ Boat Hire, then see the interesting displays at Bribie Island Seaside Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Woorim Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bribie Island online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Torquay to Bribie Island. Traveling from Torquay in March, expect Bribie Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Caboolture, Glass House Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
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BBQ Boat Hire ©
BBQ Boat Hire
Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology ©
Glass House Mountains National Park ©

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North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Brown Lake, explore the engaging exhibits at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, then stroll the grounds of Dunwich Cemetery, and finally kick back and relax at Cylinder Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Frenchman's Beach, then get great views at North Gorge Walk, and then kick back and relax at Amity Point Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our North Stradbroke Island trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bribie Island to North Stradbroke Island takes 4.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in North Stradbroke Island can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Macleay Island.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Brown Lake ©
Brown Lake
Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach

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Macleay Island

Macleay Island ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Dalpura Beach, explore the galleries of Kara-Mia's Mosaics, and then browse the exhibits of Macleay Island Art Complex.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Macleay Island online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from North Stradbroke Island to Macleay Island in 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Macleay Island can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Macleay Island

Museums Shopping Outdoors
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Kara-Mia's Mosaics ©
Kara-Mia's Mosaics

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 6th (Sat), kick back and relax at Dicky Beach and then shop like a local with Queen Street Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then contemplate the long history of Boggo Road Gaol, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Square.

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You can drive from Macleay Island to Brisbane in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Brisbane are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Dicky Beach
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) ©
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)

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