54 days in Australia Itinerary

54 days in Australia Itinerary

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Coffs Harbour
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Tweed Heads
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Maroochydore
— 4 nights
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Dalby
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Roma
— 2 nights
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Carnarvon National Park
— 7 nights
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Emerald
— 2 nights
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Barcaldine
— 2 nights
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Longreach
— 3 nights
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Winton
— 3 nights
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Barcaldine
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Blackall
— 3 nights
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Charleville
— 2 nights
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Cunnamulla
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Bourke
— 3 nights
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Cobar
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Hillston
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Griffith
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Tocumwal
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Bendigo
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Coffs Harbour

— 2 nights
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at The Big Banana Fun Park and then take in the waterfront at Coffs Harbour Jetty. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then kick back and relax at Coffs Harbour Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier, and finally take a peaceful walk through Korora Lookout.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour road trip planning website.

Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in July, expect nights in Coffs Harbour to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tweed Heads.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Tweed Heads

— 3 nights
Get in touch with nature at Watersports Guru and Norries Head. Visit Fingal Head Lighthouse and Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah for their historical value. Step out of Tweed Heads with an excursion to The Grainery in Murwillumbah--about 36 minutes away.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tweed Heads online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Coffs Harbour to Tweed Heads in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Tweed Heads can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maroochydore.

Things to do in Tweed Heads

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Maroochydore

— 4 nights
Maroochydore is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chenrezig Institute and Caloundra Lighthouses. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mapleton Observatory and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maroochydore: Queensland Air Museum (in Caloundra) and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach, take some stellar pictures from Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park ), see the interesting displays at Pioneer Cottage Buderim, and let little ones run wild at Buderim Lions Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Maroochydore tour planning tool.

Getting from Tweed Heads to Maroochydore by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Dalby.

Things to do in Maroochydore

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dalby

— 1 night
Dalby is a town and locality in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get lost in a book at Dalby Library and then learn about all things military at Dalby Pioneer Park Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dalby trip itinerary app.

Drive from Maroochydore to Dalby in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Maroochydore in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Dalby, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Roma.

Things to do in Dalby

Museums
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Roma

— 2 nights
Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 23rd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Anglican Church Roma, then get to know the fascinating history of Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue, then don't miss a visit to The Big Rig, and finally don't miss a visit to Roma Cattle Saleyards. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Roma's Biggest Bottle Tree, then do a tasting at Romavilla Winery, and then look for gifts at Calico Cottage Crafts.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Roma vacation maker app.

You can drive from Dalby to Roma in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Carnarvon National Park.

Things to do in Roma

Shopping · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Carnarvon National Park

— 7 nights
Carnarvon Gorge has been added to your itinerary.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Carnarvon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Roma to Carnarvon National Park in 3.5 hours. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel to Emerald.

Things to do in Carnarvon National Park

Nature · Parks

Emerald

— 2 nights
Emerald has massive rainfall and floods every year, but it's also a place where you can drink local wine while you peruse a display of locally mined gemstones in the town's quiet center.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see human ingenuity at work at Fairbairn Dam.

To find out how to plan a trip to Emerald, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Carnarvon National Park to Emerald in 6 hours. In August in Emerald, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Barcaldine.

Things to do in Emerald

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Barcaldine

— 2 nights
Barcaldine is a small town and locality in the Barcaldine Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. On the 3rd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Australian Workers Heritage Centre and then pause for some photo ops at The Great Shearer's Strike Memorial. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Barcaldine Botanical Walk and then explore the activities along Lara Wetlands.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Barcaldine holiday builder app.

You can drive from Emerald to Barcaldine in 3.5 hours. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to Longreach.

Things to do in Barcaldine

Parks · Nature · Museums
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Longreach

— 3 nights
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum and Longreach will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at QANTAS Founders Museum and Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Outback Pics, look for gifts at Spinifex Collections, get outside with Spirit of the Outback, and get engrossed in the history at Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum.

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

Drive from Barcaldine to Longreach in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Longreach can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Winton.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Winton

— 3 nights
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Let the collections at Australian Age of Dinosaurs and Qantilda Museum capture your imagination. Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park and Waltzing Matilda Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Winton Opal Gems and don't miss a visit to Arno's Wall.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Winton trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Longreach to Winton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcaldine.

Things to do in Winton

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Barcaldine

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Tree of Knowledge Memorial.

Discover how to plan a Barcaldine trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Winton to Barcaldine takes 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Blackall on the 12th (Wed).
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Blackall

— 3 nights
Blackall is a small town and rural locality in the Blackall-Tambo Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. Blackall Woolscour and Tambo Court House will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grassland Art Gallery and Tambo Heritage Precinct. When in Blackall, make a side trip to see Tambo Teddies Pty Ltd in Tambo, approximately Tambo away. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Jackie Howe Statue, cool off at Blackall Aquatic Centre, and make a trip to The Black Stump.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Blackall trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Barcaldine to Blackall takes 1.5 hours. You will leave for Charleville on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Blackall

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Charleville

— 2 nights
Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. You'll explore and learn at Charleville Cosmos Centre and Historic House and Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Charleville Bilby Experience and Outback Native Timber Walk. Step out of Charleville with an excursion to Augathella Meat Ant Park & Giant Meat Ant Sculpture in Augathella--about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Royal Flying Doctor Hangar Visitor Centre and snap pictures at Angellala Creek Bridge.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Charleville vacation builder website.

You can drive from Blackall to Charleville in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Charleville can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cunnamulla.

Things to do in Charleville

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Cunnamulla

— 1 night
Cunnamulla is a small town that lies on the Warrego River in South West Queensland, Australia, 206km south of Charleville, and approximately 750km west of the state capital, Brisbane.Cunnamulla is situated at the intersection of the Mitchell Highway and the Balonne Highway. To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cunnamulla trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Charleville to Cunnamulla in 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Bourke on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Cunnamulla

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife

Bourke

— 3 nights
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. Popular historic sites such as Bourke Historic Cemetery and Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Back O'Bourke Visitor Information & Exhibition Centre and Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum. Go for a jaunt from Bourke to Byrock to see Byrock Rock Holes about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Gundabooka National Park. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Back O' Bourke Gallery and enjoy breathtaking views from Bourke Historic Wharf.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bourke trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Cunnamulla to Bourke in 3 hours. You will leave for Cobar on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Bourke

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cobar

— 3 nights
Cobar is a town in central western New South Wales, Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Great Cobar Heritage Centre and Nyngan Museum. Explore Cobar's surroundings by going to Nyngan (Nyngan Coach House, Mid-State Shearing Shed Museum, &more). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool, steep yourself in history at Mount Grenfell Historic Site, take some stellar pictures from Fort Bourke Hill Lookout, Peak Gold Mines, and stroll around Cobar Miners Heritage Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cobar trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bourke to Cobar in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cobar can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Hillston.

Things to do in Cobar

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Hillston

— 2 nights
Hillston is a township in western New South Wales, Australia, in Carrathool Shire, on the banks of the Lachlan River. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): make a trip to Lachlan River Swing Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Willandra National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hillston travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cobar to Hillston takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You'll set off for Griffith on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Hillston

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip

Griffith

— 3 nights
Griffith is a major regional city in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area that is located in the north-western part of the Riverina region of New South Wales, known commonly as the food bowl of Australia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Griffith Pioneer Park Museum and Dunera Museum. Get outdoors at Cocoparra National Park and Lake Wyangan. Step out of Griffith with an excursion to Altina Wildlife Park in Darlington Point--about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Calabria Family Wines Riverina, walk around Centenary Sculptures at IOOF Park, and get answers to all your questions at Griffith Visitor Information Centre.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Griffith route builder site.

You can drive from Hillston to Griffith in 1.5 hours. August in Griffith sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Tocumwal.

Things to do in Griffith

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tocumwal

— 3 nights
Tocumwal is a town in the southern Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Berrigan Shire local government area, near the Victorian border. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chrystie's Museum and Byramine Homestead. You'll explore and learn at Finley Railway Museum and The G.R.A.I.N Store Nathalia. Venture out of the city with trips to Barmah National Park (in Barmah) and Yarrawonga (Lake Mulwala & Aquazone Waterpark). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Town Beach, make a trip to Giant Murray Cod, and stop by The Big Strawberry.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tocumwal online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Griffith to Tocumwal by car takes about 2.5 hours. August in Tocumwal sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for Bendigo.

Things to do in Tocumwal

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Bendigo

— 3 nights
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rosalind Park and The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bendigo Art Gallery and Bendigo Pottery. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Golden Dragon Museum, go deep underground at Central Deborah Gold Mine, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Weeroona, and take in the exciting artwork at Living Arts Space.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bendigo trip planner.

Drive from Tocumwal to Bendigo in 2.5 hours. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Australia travel guide

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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.