25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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Townsville
— 12 nights
Drive
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive
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Batemans Bay
— 2 nights
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Townsville

— 12 nights
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kids will enjoy The Strand and Billabong Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Jezzine Barracks, hike along Many Peaks Walking Track, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rollingstone Creek.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Townsville tour itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Townsville. In December in Townsville, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Airlie Beach

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon, then look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally make a splash at Airlie Aqua Park.

Start your trip to Airlie Beach by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Townsville to Airlie Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Airlie Beach are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Hervey Bay

— 2 nights
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 11th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Blue Dolphin Marine Tours, then look for gifts at Harbour Gift Gallery, and finally cool off at WetSide Water Park. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at Hervey Bay Massage and Day Spa, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Reefworld Aquarium and Shark Swim, then grab your bike and head to Esplanade, and finally make a trip to The Pier.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Hervey Bay. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours

Gold Coast

— 3 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Sea World Theme Park and Infinity Attraction. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, and cool off at Dreamworld.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planner.

You can drive from Hervey Bay to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Coffs Harbour

— 2 nights
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 16th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier, get interesting insight from Dolphin Marine Conservation Park, and then stroll through Coffs Harbour Beach. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Korora Lookout, then pause for some photo ops at The Big Banana Fun Park, and then don't miss a visit to The Clog Barn.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Coffs Harbour road trip planning site.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Coffs Harbour in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. January in Coffs Harbour sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Batemans Bay

— 2 nights
A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Birdland Animal Park, then get to know the resident critters at Mogo Wildlife Park, and then relax and rejuvenate at Why Knot Chinese Massage.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Batemans Bay online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coffs Harbour to Batemans Bay. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Coffs Harbour in January since evenings lows in Batemans Bay dip to 19°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

4.7
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.