60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  25​h
1
Darwin
— 7 nights
Fly + train:  10​h 30​min
2
Newcastle
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 9 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Mole Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Beauty Point
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
St Helens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Coles Bay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Hobart
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
11
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt


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7
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Darwin Aviation Museum and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Bring the kids along to Territory Wildlife Park and East Point Reserve. Step out of Darwin to go to Batchelor and see Litchfield National Park, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 6th (Thu) at Darwin Waterfront. Spend the 9th (Sun) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, make a splash at Wave Lagoon, browse the different shops at The Book Shop Darwin, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Darwin trip itinerary planning website .

Frankfurt, Germany to Darwin is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Frankfurt to Darwin, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Darwin: highs are around 36°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park
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East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Photography Tours
Casuarina Coastal Reserve ©
Casuarina Coastal Reserve

8
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
You'll get in some beach time at Nobbys Beach and Palm Beach. Bring the kids along to Blackbutt Reserve and Terrigal Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle: Nelson Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve), Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay) and Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head). Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Hunter Wetlands National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Merewether Beach, do a tasting at Great Lakes Paddocks, take a peaceful walk through Myall Lakes National Park, and see the interesting displays at Newcastle Museum.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Newcastle trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Darwin to Newcastle in 10.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Darwin in June, expect Newcastle to be colder, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Pokolbin, Nelson Bay, Norah Head Lighthouse, Palm Beach, Domaine de Binet
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Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
Merewether Beach ©
Merewether Beach
Myall Lakes National Park ©
Myall Lakes National Park

9
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Bells Beach and Point Nepean National Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Phillip Island Wildlife Park and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park, Art Gallery of Ballarat, & more) and Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, have some family-friendly fun at vArcade, kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Catani Gardens.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from Newcastle to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Newcastle in June, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, Cowes, Brighton Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, Portarlington Pier
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Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit ©
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Catani Gardens ©
Catani Gardens

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 28th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve, and finally make a trip to Joe Lyons Cottage. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse, take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach, and then make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Stanley tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Stanley takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Stanley when traveling from Melbourne in June, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Boat Harbour Beach, Rocky Cape Lighthouse
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site

2
nights
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, then explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, and then take a stroll through Tasmania’s Town of Murals. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs, then identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take a peaceful walk through Westmorland Falls.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mole Creek sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Stanley to Mole Creek in 2.5 hours. June in Mole Creek sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Alum Cliffs, Tasmania’s Town of Murals
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Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

4
nights
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park ©
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Devils @ Cradle and Lake St. Clair. Kids will appreciate attractions like Hellyer Gorge and Ocean Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park: Philosopher Falls (in Waratah) and West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan (in Zeehan). On the 4th (Thu), hike the day away at The Overland Track. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shadow Lake Circuit Walk.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online travel route planner .

You can drive from Mole Creek to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Beauty Point.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

West Coast Heritage Centre, Zeehan, Ocean Beach, Philosopher Falls, Hellyer Gorge
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Lake St. Clair ©
Lake St. Clair
The Overland Track ©
The Overland Track
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach

2
nights
Beauty Point

Beauty Point ©
Beauty Point is a town by the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, do a tasting at Moores Hill Estate, then do a tasting at Wines for Joanie, and finally snap pictures at Batman Bridge. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Mt George Lookout, learn about winemaking at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, do a tasting at Loira Vines, then learn about winemaking at Delamere Vineyards, and finally view the masterpieces at Tamar Valley Art Shack.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Beauty Point online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Beauty Point takes 3.5 hours. In July in Beauty Point, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Beauty Point

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sidmouth, Rowella, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tamar Valley Art Shack, Mt George Lookout
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Delamere Vineyards ©
Delamere Vineyards
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard ©
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards

3
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Columba Waterfall and Bay of Fires Conservation Area. Get some cultural insight at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers and Priory Ridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Helens: Halls Falls (in Perth (Tasmania)), St Marys (Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery & Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery) and Scottsdale (Little Rivers Brewing Co & North East Rail Trail).

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the St Helens online road trip planner .

You can drive from Beauty Point to St Helens in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

St Marys, Scottsdale, Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Halls Falls
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
North East Rail Trail ©
North East Rail Trail
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

5
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 Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll get in some beach time at Friendly Beaches and Coles Bay Jetty. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Bicheno and see East Coast Natureworld, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, and trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay day trip planner.

Getting from St Helens to Coles Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Craigie Knowe Vineyard
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

7
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and Duck Hole Lake Walk. Richmond Gaol and Fern Tree are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Russell Falls (in Mount Field National Park), South Cape Bay (in Southwest National Park) and St John the Baptist Chuch (in Buckland). Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Maria Island National Park, stroll through Seven Mile Beach, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, and kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Russell Falls, South Cape Bay, Fern Tree
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
South Cape Bay ©
South Cape Bay
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

6
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Rockingham Beach and City Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Barna Mia Nocturnal Wildlife Experience and The Fremantle Round House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Penguin Island (in Rockingham), Logue Brook Dam (in Yarloop) and Fremantle (Western Australian Maritime Museum, The Shipwreck Galleries, & more). Pack the 26th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, don't miss a visit to Wesley Church Fremantle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

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You can fly from Hobart to Perth in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Hobart to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hobart in July, expect Perth to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fremantle, Rockingham, City Beach, Matilda Bay Reserve, Logue Brook Dam
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City Beach ©
City Beach
Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve

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