8 days in Townsville, Brisbane & Newcastle Itinerary

8 days in Townsville, Brisbane & Newcastle Itinerary

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8 days in Townsville, Brisbane & Newcastle Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  7​h
1
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Canberra

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to Kissing Point Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Canberra to Townsville is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Canberra in December, you will find days in Townsville are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are much hotter (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Townsville

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The Strand ©
The Strand
Scuba & Snorkeling
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River. And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane sightseeing site .

Fly from Townsville to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Townsville in December, things will get slightly colder in Brisbane: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Brisbane

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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

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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 15th (Sun): go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, expand your understanding of the military at Fort Scratchley, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nobbys Beach, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Watt Street Wharf. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, kick back and relax at Merewether Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Blackbutt Reserve.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Newcastle trip itinerary site .

Fly from Brisbane to Newcastle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Newcastle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

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Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Merewether Beach ©
Merewether Beach
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk

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