7 days in Australia Itinerary

7 days in Australia Itinerary

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7 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Terrigal
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Fraser Island
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
5
Batemans Bay
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Eastgardens
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
End: Sydney


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1
day
Terrigal

Terrigal ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Terrigal Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avoca Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Terrigal visit website .

Sydney to Terrigal is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Terrigal

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Avoca Beach ©
Avoca Beach
Spas

2
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): kick back and relax at Jimmy's Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Barry Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Blackbutt Reserve, then stop by Inner City Winemakers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Newcastle online route planner .

Drive from Terrigal to Newcastle in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Newcastle are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tomaree Head, Barry Park, Inner City Winemakers, Jimmy's Beach
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Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head

1
night
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 30th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brisbane online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Newcastle to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Newcastle in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Brisbane, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Parks Shopping
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Noosa Chocolate Factory ©
Noosa Chocolate Factory
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
day
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In December, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

1
day
Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay ©
A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): try for a hole-in-one at Batemans Bay Mini Golf, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mogo Zoo, and then kick back and relax at Malua Bay Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Batemans Bay trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Batemans Bay with the Route module. Traveling from Fraser Island in December, things will get a bit cooler in Batemans Bay: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Eastgardens.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Malua Bay Beach, Mogo Zoo
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Batemans Bay Mini Golf ©
Batemans Bay Mini Golf
Mogo Zoo ©
Mogo Zoo

1
night
Eastgardens

Eastgardens ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): browse the different shops at Westfield Eastgardens.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Eastgardens trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Batemans Bay to Eastgardens by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Batemans Bay in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Eastgardens, with lows around 21°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eastgardens

Shopping
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Westfield Eastgardens ©
Westfield Eastgardens

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