12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Mount Isa Airport
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Mount Isa
— 2 nights
Fly to Cairns International Airport, Drive to Cape Tribulation
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Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Drive
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Mossman
— 1 night
Drive to Cairns International Airport, Fly to Alice Springs Airport
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Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly
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Monkey Mia
— 1 night
Fly
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Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Fly to Devonport, Drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Broken Hill
— 1 night
Fly

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Mount Isa

Mount Isa is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia. Mount Isa is known for museums, outdoors, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Mount Isa City Lookout, head outdoors with Telstra Hill, go deep underground at Mary Kathleen, and get your bearings at Outback at Isa.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mount Isa trip planner.

Parramatta to Mount Isa is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Parramatta in December: high temperatures in Mount Isa hover around 43°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Mount Isa

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games

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Cape Tribulation

A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Marrdja Botanical Walk and then get interesting insight from Ocean Safari.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation road trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Isa to Cape Tribulation. Traveling from Mount Isa in December, you will find days in Cape Tribulation are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mossman.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Wildlife · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

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Mossman

Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mossman visit website.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Mossman takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Mossman

Wildlife · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

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Alice Springs

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 6th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs attractions planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mossman to Alice Springs. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Mossman to Alice Springs. When traveling from Mossman in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Monkey Mia.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Historic Sites

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Monkey Mia

Monkey Mia is a popular tourist destination located about 900 km north of Perth, Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): add some adventure to your tour with RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Monkey Mia trip builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alice Springs to Monkey Mia. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Alice Springs to Monkey Mia. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Monkey Mia

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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Mount Gambier

The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mount Gambier: Coonawarra (Katnook Coonawarra & Wynns Coonawarra Estate) and Petticoat Lane (in Penola). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, Head underground at Cave Gardens, appreciate the views at The Valley Lake, and take in panoramic vistas at Centenary Tower.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mount Gambier itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Monkey Mia to Mount Gambier. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Monkey Mia to Mount Gambier due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Mount Gambier can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
On the 11th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Cradle Mountain Canyons.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Mount Gambier to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Broken Hill.

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

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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Broken Hill

Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Pro Hart Gallery, then make a trip to Line of Lode Miners Memorial, and finally take in the architecture and design of School of the Air.

Discover how to plan a Broken Hill trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Broken Hill in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Broken Hill

Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Daintree Region travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Nightlife · River Rafting & Tubing
Located in the northeastern corner of the state of Queensland, the Daintree Region contains the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest in Australia. The forest runs as far as the region’s coastline and is part of a number of heritage sites and national parks. The area boasts significant biodiversity, with frogs, reptiles, marsupials, and a variety of bird species making the region their home.