9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Stanthorpe
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Lightning Ridge
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Bourke
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
End: Brisbane

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach). And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brisbane road trip site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Brisbane. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Stanthorpe.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe ©
Stanthorpe is a town situated in south east Queensland, Australia. When in Stanthorpe, make a side trip to see Bald Rock National Park in Tenterfield, approximately 44 minutes away. Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at Girraween National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Lawdogs Australia, look for gifts at Ravens Croft Wines Cellar Door, learn about winemaking at Pyramids Road Wines, and examine the collection at Truffle Discovery Centre Stanthorpe.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Stanthorpe trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Brisbane to Stanthorpe in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in Stanthorpe

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Bald Rock National Park, Girraween National Park
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Bald Rock National Park ©
Bald Rock National Park
Girraween National Park ©
Girraween National Park
Lawdogs Australia ©
Lawdogs Australia

1
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Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge is a town in north-western New South Wales, Australia, in Walgett Shire, near the southern border of Queensland, about six kilometres east of the Castlereagh Highway, and is served in commercial activities by the town of Walgett, some 75 km to the south. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the exciting artwork at Chambers of The Black Hand, look for gifts at Lost Sea Opals, then take an in-depth tour of Kangaroo Hill Complex, and finally take in the natural beauty of Artesian Baths.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Lightning Ridge road trip app .

You can drive from Stanthorpe to Lightning Ridge in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bourke.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Museums Nature Parks
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Chambers of The Black Hand ©
Chambers of The Black Hand
Lost Sea Opals ©
Lost Sea Opals
Walking tours

1
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Bourke

Bourke ©
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stroll the grounds of Bourke Historic Cemetery, then examine the collection at Back O'Bourke Exhibition Centre, and then take in the exciting artwork at Back O' Bourke Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bourke online journey planner .

You can drive from Lightning Ridge to Bourke in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bourke

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Back O' Bourke Gallery
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