58 days in Australia Itinerary

58 days in Australia Itinerary

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58 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  31​h
1
Norfolk Island
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  10​h 30​min
2
Apollo Bay
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Mount Gambier
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Margaret River
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Esperance
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
7
Victor Harbor
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Coles Bay
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
11
Jervis Bay
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Winnipeg

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Emily Bay and Mount Pitt. Get in touch with nature at Point Ross and Cresswell Bay. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Norfolk Island National Park & Botanic Garden. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Barnabas Chapel, contemplate the waterfront views at Anson Bay, steep yourself in history at Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area, and make a trip to Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the Norfolk Island travel planner .

Winnipeg, Canada to Norfolk Island is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Winnipeg to Norfolk Island. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Winnipeg in February; daily highs in Norfolk Island reach 28°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Norfolk Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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St. Barnabas Chapel ©
St. Barnabas Chapel
Emily Bay ©
Emily Bay
Norfolk Island Cemetery ©
Norfolk Island Cemetery

4
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Great Ocean Walk and Mait's Rest. Visit Eastern Beach Reserve and Ocean Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Apollo Bay: Otway Fly Treetop Adventures (in Weeaproinah), Port Campbell (Loch Ard Gorge, Port Campbell National Park, & more) and Twelve Apostles (in Princetown). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Carisbrook Waterfall and admire all the interesting features of Karmic Goat Soapworks.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay journey maker app .

You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Norfolk Island to Apollo Bay in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Norfolk Island to Apollo Bay is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Ocean Beach, Twelve Apostles, Eastern Beach Reserve, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 23:
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

5
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Robe Beach and Umpherston Sinkhole. Get outdoors at Naracoorte Caves National Park and Lake McIntyre. Change things up with these side-trips from Mount Gambier: Beachport (Beachport Surf Beach & Beachport Lagoon), Lower Glenelg National Park (in Nelson) and Parker Coonawarra Estate (in Coonawarra). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Echo Farm, appreciate the views at The Valley Lake, and explore the activities along The Blue Lake.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Apollo Bay to Mount Gambier by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Mount Gambier are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beachport, Lower Glenelg National Park, Robe Beach, Lake McIntyre, Naracoorte Caves National Park
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 28:
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Anvil Beach and Cosy Corner Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Lowlands Beach and Little Beach. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Denmark (Shelley Beach, Greens Pool, & more) and Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Nanarup Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Misery Beach, take a tour of HMAS Perth, and admire the striking features of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Albany trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Mount Gambier to Albany in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach, Nanarup Beach, Cheynes Beach, Lowlands Beach
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 5:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yallingup Beach and Gnarabup Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Meelup Beach and Ngilgi Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Canal Rocks (in Yallingup). There's lots more to do: stroll through Hamelin Bay, kick back and relax at Surfers Point, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and hike along Redgate Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip maker site .

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Boranup, Surfers Point, Cowaramup Bay
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 10:
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Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

4
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Discover out-of-the-way places like Twilight Bay and Blue Haven Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Lucky Bay and Ten Mile Lagoon. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Thistle Cove, stroll through Salmon Beach, and get great views at Observatory Point and Lookout.

Plan trip to Esperance with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Esperance takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Esperance, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Esperance

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

4
nights
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. Relax by the water at Blowhole Beach and Horseshoe Bay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Granite Island and Second Valley Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Victor Harbor: Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis), Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga) and St Joseph's Catholic Church (in Port Willunga). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Deep Creek Conservation Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Nangawooka Flora Reserve, kick back and relax at Boomer Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Victor Harbor day trip app .

Getting from Esperance to Victor Harbor by combination of flight and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) is 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Victor Harbor are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Delamere, Port Elliot, Goolwa Beach, Morgan Beach, Carrickalinga Beach
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:
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Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park
Granite Island ©
Granite Island

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Visit Stokes Beach and Browns Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Admirals Arch and Raptor Domain. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Island Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island online trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 25:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

4
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 some historical perspective at Hobart Convict Penitentiary and St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. Get outdoors at Opossum Bay Beach and Tahune Forest AirWalk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Picton River (in Huonville). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, get interesting insight from Tasmanian Boat Charters, and stroll through Bellerive Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hobart travel planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Hobart in 5.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Hobart are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Opossum Bay Beach, Kingston Beach, Bellerive Beach, St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Picton River
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

4
nights
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.
Visiting Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Freycinet National Park and Denison Beach. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and stroll through Wineglass Bay.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay travel route builder site .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Honeymoon Bay
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 3:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hyams Beach and Greenfield Beach. Relax by the water at Bendalong Beach and Blenheim Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Jervis Bay side-trips: Broulee Island Walk (in Broulee) and Malua Bay Beach (in Malua Bay). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Callala Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Nelson Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape St George Lighthouse, and explore and take pictures at Abrahams Bosom Reserve.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jervis Bay tour itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Coles Bay to Jervis Bay with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Currarong, Seven Mile Beach, Callala Beach, Broulee Island Walk, Bendalong Beach
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Hyams Beach ©
Hyams Beach
Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Callala Beach ©
Callala Beach

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