24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive
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Wahroonga
— 1 night
Drive
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Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Uralla
— 3 nights
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Drive to Armidale Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport, Drive to Noosa
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Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mooloolaba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maleny
— 2 nights
Drive
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North Lakes
— 2 nights
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Drive to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to Hamilton Island Airport, Drive to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly

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Sydney

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, visit The Rocks, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney online road trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Wahroonga.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Wahroonga

Wahroonga is a suburb on the Upper North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 22 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Ku-ring-gai Council and Hornsby Shire.HistoryWahroonga is an Aboriginal word meaning our home. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and then admire the local landmark of Hornsby Water Clock.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Wahroonga online travel planner.

Getting from Sydney to Wahroonga by car takes about an hour. In December in Wahroonga, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Wahroonga

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

2
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Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 8th (Tue), fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Swim Australia, then explore the galleries of Port Stephens Community Art Centre, and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head, stroll through Bagnalls Beach Reserve, then don't miss a visit to Gan Gan Lookout, and finally stroll through Little Beach Reserve.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nelson Bay trip tool.

You can drive from Wahroonga to Nelson Bay in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Nelson Bay can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uralla.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

3
nights
Uralla

Uralla is a town on the Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Walcha (Tia Falls, Walcha's Open Air Gallery of sculptures and artworks, &more), Warrabah National Park (in Manilla) and Mount Yarrowyck Nature Reserve (in Yarrowyck). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Sunhill Dairy Goats and take in the dramatic natural features at Thunderbolts Rocks.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read Uralla trip planning app.

You can drive from Nelson Bay to Uralla in 4 hours. While traveling from Nelson Bay, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uralla, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Uralla

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Noosa Spa, cast your line with Noosa Fishing and Crab Adventures, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, and don't miss a visit to Mount Tinbeerwah.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Noosa trip builder website.

Explore your travel options from Uralla to Noosa with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Mooloolaba

Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): look for gifts at Podie Pie, make a splash at Aqua Park Bli Bli, then stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright, then stroll through Kings Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bulcock Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mooloolaba road trip app.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Mooloolaba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Maleny

A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
On the 18th (Fri), look for gifts at Maleny Cheese, then relax in the rural setting at Maleny Dairies, then take in nature's colorful creations at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kondalilla Falls. Keep things going the next day: admire the engineering at Ewen Maddock Dam, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Australia Zoo, and then take some stellar pictures from McCarthy's Lookout.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Maleny attractions planner.

Getting from Mooloolaba to Maleny by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Maleny are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to North Lakes.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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North Lakes

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): make a splash at Albany Creek Leisure Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kumbartcho Sanctuary & Nursery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Samsonvale. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Pelican Park, then explore the activities along Lake Eden, then pause for some photo ops at A2submarine Replica, and finally stroll around Mungarra Reserve.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the North Lakes online trip builder.

Drive from Maleny to North Lakes in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in North Lakes can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in North Lakes

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

2
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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 22nd (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef, take in the exciting artwork at Above & Below Photography Gallery, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from North Lakes to Airlie Beach. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from North Lakes in December, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track, then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach, and then get outside with Jetryder. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Hamilton Island Art Gallery, then take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hamilton Island visit planner.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island by ferry takes about 2 hours. In December in Hamilton Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.

Hornsby travel guide

4.1
Kayaking & Canoeing · Room Escape Games · Fountains

Port Stephens travel guide

4.4
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Wildlife Areas · Landmarks

Sunshine Coast travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Zoos · Gardens
Beaches, sun-drenched streets, and a relaxed ambience are the defining elements of Sunshine Coast, a region just north of Brisbane. Having grown rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, Sunshine Coast became a popular destination for surfers in particular and has now grown into a well-managed city focused on "green" economic development.