23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cowes
— 2 nights
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Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 2 nights
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Lakes Entrance
— 2 nights
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Mallacoota
— 2 nights
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Ulladulla
— 2 nights
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Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
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Byron Bay
— 2 nights
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
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Cowes

— 2 nights
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
On the 1st (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, step off the mainland to explore Koala Conservation Centre, then get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, and finally get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: see the top attractions with Wildlife Coast Cruises, head off the coast to Churchill Island, and then get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cowes online driving holiday planner.

Melbourne to Cowes is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Things to do in Cowes

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Wilsons Promontory National Park

— 2 nights
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
On the 3rd (Wed), walk around Pearl Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Oberon Summit Walk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Norman Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Whisky Beach, do a tasting at Gurneys' Cidery, then relax in the rural setting at Toora Wind Farm, and finally grab your bike and head to Great Southern Rail Trail.

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You can drive from Cowes to Wilsons Promontory National Park in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Lakes Entrance

— 2 nights
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Lakes Entrance Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Myer Street Jetty. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Griffiths' Sea Shell Museum & Marine Display, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church, then explore the galleries of Norm Neilson Fine Art Photography, and finally walk around Nyerimilang Heritage Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lakes Entrance tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Lakes Entrance takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mallacoota.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mallacoota

— 2 nights
Tucked away on a beautiful inlet in far-east Gippsland is Mallacoota, a popular year-round coastal destination that enjoys Victoria's warmest winter temperatures and cool ocean breezes in summer, with the bonus of its proximity to the magnificent Croajingolong National Park.
Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Croajingolong National Park. And it doesn't end there: hike along Mallacoota Coastal Walks, visit a coastal fixture at Gabo Island Lighthouse, get a dose of the wild on Mallacoota Cruises, and take a peaceful walk through Genoa Peak Walk.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mallacoota itinerary site.

Getting from Lakes Entrance to Mallacoota by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Ulladulla.

Things to do in Mallacoota

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Ulladulla

— 2 nights
Ulladulla is a coastal town in New South Wales, Australia in the City of Shoalhaven local government area. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Ulladulla Wildflower Reserve, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cupitts Winery, then make a trip to Warden Head Light, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Rip Curl Ulladulla.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ulladulla vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Mallacoota to Ulladulla takes 4.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ulladulla are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Ulladulla

Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Nelson Bay

— 2 nights
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Fighter World, get interesting insight from Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagnalls Beach Reserve, and finally identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, then make a trip to Gan Gan Lookout, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally get a dose of the wild on Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nelson Bay tour planner.

Getting from Ulladulla to Nelson Bay by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Port Macquarie

— 2 nights
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Spend the 15th (Mon) in the animal kingdom at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path, and enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Macquarie trip planner.

Drive from Nelson Bay to Port Macquarie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Nelson Bay in March: highs in Port Macquarie hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Byron Bay

— 2 nights
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, and then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay visit planning tool.

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Byron Bay, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Trails

Brisbane

— 5 nights

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: Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach), Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and SkyPoint Observation Deck (in Surfers Paradise). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane vacation planning tool.

Getting from Byron Bay to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.