41 days in Australia Itinerary

41 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Sydney
— 11 nights
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Kiama
— 9 nights
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Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport, Drive to Macleay Island
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Macleay Island
— 1 night
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Drive to Gold Coast Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport, Drive to Point Lookout
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Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Lamington National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 9 nights
Fly
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Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), Katoomba (Cahill's Lookout, The Three Sisters, &more) and Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, see a show at Sydney Opera House, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney journey planning site.

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Sydney. Traveling from Manchester in May, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 24°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kiama.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Kiama

The name Kiama comes from the Aboriginal word Kiaram-a, which allegedly means 'where the sea makes a noise'.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mittagong (The Grape Escape, Mittagong Lookout, &more), Badgerys Lookout (in Tallong) and Bawley Vale Estate (in Bawley Point). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiama Harbour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Feeding Wild Rainbow Lorrikeets.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kiama trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Kiama takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in May, Kiama is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Macleay Island.

Things to do in Kiama

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Macleay Island

Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Kara-Mia's Mosaics, then explore the galleries of Macleay Island Art Complex, and then stroll through Dalpura Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Macleay Island attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Kiama to Macleay Island with the Route module. Traveling from Kiama in May, you will find days in Macleay Island are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Point Lookout.

Things to do in Macleay Island

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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Point Lookout is a headland, small coastal town and locality on the eastern coast of North Stradbroke Island, Redland City, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): kick back and relax at Cylinder Beach, have fun and explore at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Dunwich Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Frenchman's Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at North Gorge Walk.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Point Lookout sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Macleay Island to Point Lookout. In May in Point Lookout, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Lamington National Park.

Things to do in Point Lookout

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

3
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Lamington National Park

Explore Lamington National Park's surroundings by going to Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre (in Beaudesert) and Canungra (Mountview Alpaca Farm & Marian Valley - Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians).

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lamington National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Point Lookout to Lamington National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lamington National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

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: Victoria Point Reserve (in Victoria Point), Mount French National Park (in Boonah) and White Rock-Spring Mtn Conservation Estate (in Ipswich). The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and admire all the interesting features of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Lamington National Park to Brisbane in 2.5 hours. May in Brisbane sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Hamilton Island is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Passage Peak, take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, head outdoors with Jetryder, and perfect your strike at Hamilton Island Bowling Alley.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Hamilton Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Brisbane in June, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

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.

Brisbane Region travel guide

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Parks · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Tours of Brisbane Region allow you to enjoy all the modern amenities of an easygoing, multicultural capital, as well as to satisfy your inner adventurer in untouched national parks and sand islands. Excellent dining, stylish shopping neighborhoods, and lively music scene await curious travelers at the charming state capital. To explore the region's great outdoors--bush tracks, vast sand dunes, pristine waterfalls, and rainforest canopies--you'll just need to hop on a water taxi or take a short drive from the city. North Stradbroke and its neighboring Moreton Island offer ample hiking, snorkeling, and wildlife watching opportunities, but to truly immerse yourself in the region's beautiful nature, visit one of the six national parks within the Scenic Rim.