15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
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Maroochydore
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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South West Rocks
— 2 nights
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Ettalong Beach
— 2 nights
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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Point Dayman Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): stop by Harbour Gift Gallery, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hervey Bay trip itinerary maker website.

Canberra to Hervey Bay is an approximately 16.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in August: high temperatures in Hervey Bay hover around 27°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Maroochydore.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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Maroochydore

Maroochydore is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Maroochydore side-trips: Maleny (Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Gerrards Lookout, &more), Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Mapleton Observatory (in Mapleton). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, stroll through Maroochydore Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses.

Plan trip to Maroochydore with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Hervey Bay to Maroochydore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Maroochydore, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Maroochydore

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trips

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Gold Coast

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction, and make a trip to Rotary Carousel Broadbeach.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast attractions planning site.

Drive from Maroochydore to Gold Coast in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to South West Rocks.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

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South West Rocks

On the 12th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, visit a coastal fixture at Smoky Cape Lighthouse, and then stop by Un4gettable4evermore. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum South West Rocks, then enjoy the sand and surf at Horsehoe Bay Beach, then contemplate the long history of Trial Bay Gaol, and finally steep yourself in history at German Monument.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the South West Rocks travel route planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to South West Rocks in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in South West Rocks can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Ettalong Beach.

Things to do in South West Rocks

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Ettalong Beach

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Convict Trail, view the masterpieces at Ferry Artists Gallery, and then make a trip to Hawkins Lookout. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Australian Reptile Park and then explore the striking landscape of Scheyville National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ettalong Beach trip itinerary maker.

Drive from South West Rocks to Ettalong Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. August in Ettalong Beach sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ettalong Beach

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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.