8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Townsville
Drive:  4​h
1
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mackay
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Rockhampton
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Bellingen
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Nambucca Heads
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Ocean Rafting has been added to your itinerary.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip planner .

Townsville to Airlie Beach is an approximately 4-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackay.

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Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Ocean Rafting ©
Ocean Rafting

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Mackay

Mackay
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mackay online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Mackay takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 11th (Thu), you're off toRockhampton.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Rockhampton online journey planner .

Drive from Mackay to Rockhampton in 4 hours. In January in Rockhampton, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), you're off toBundaberg.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Wildlife Parks
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves

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Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Bundaberg Rum Distillery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bundaberg trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rockhampton to Bundaberg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Bundaberg are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Breweries & Distilleries
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Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Dicky Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner .

You can fly from Bundaberg to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bellingen.

Things to do in Brisbane

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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Bellingen

Bellingen ©
Bellingen is a small town on Waterfall Way on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House and then take in the waterfront at The Boardwalk.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brisbane to Bellingen. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 15th (Mon), you're off toNambucca Heads.

Things to do in Bellingen

Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, The Boardwalk
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
The Boardwalk ©
The Boardwalk

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Nambucca Heads

Nambucca Heads ©
Nambucca Heads is a town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia in Nambucca Shire. For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nambucca Heads trip planner .

Nambucca Heads is very close to Bellingen. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nambucca Heads

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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Scotts Head Beach
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V-Wall ©
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