59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Darwin, Bus to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Bus to Charles Eaton Drive, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 6 nights
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mooloolaba
— 5 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 5 nights
Drive
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Blackheath
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 6 nights

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Attractions like Uluru and Walpa Gorge make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For maps and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online journey maker.

Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 4°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Attractions like Maguk Gorge and Gunlom Waterfall Creek make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

6
nights
Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Annie's at the Beach & Palm Cove Beach). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns due to the time zone difference. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
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Cape Tribulation

A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Daintree Discovery Centre and Cape Trib Farm. Go for a jaunt from Cape Tribulation to Daintree to see Photography Tours about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, and learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation travel planner.

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

6
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Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, trot along with a tour on horseback, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and head outdoors with The Bump Track.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas attractions site.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2 hours. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

6
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Gold Coast

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea World Theme Park and South Bank Parklands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Noosa Chocolate Factory, &more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, make a splash at Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast, and kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in July, with highs in Gold Coast at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

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.
Attractions like Queensland Zoo and Aussie World make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mooloolaba: Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World (in Maleny) and Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park ) (in Nambour). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations, enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mooloolaba trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Mooloolaba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Fraser Island

Family-friendly places like Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Central Station Rainforest will thrill your kids.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Blackheath

Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Trees Adventure Grose River Park and Jenolan Caves. Explore Blackheath's surroundings by going to Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company & TNT Produce), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Wentworth Falls Lookout, trek along Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, don't miss a visit to Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia, and go for a walk through Gordon Falls Lookout.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Blackheath trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Fraser Island to Blackheath in 16.5 hours. Traveling from Fraser Island in August, expect Blackheath to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Drive from Blackheath to Sydney in 2 hours. Traveling from Blackheath in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, browse the collection at State Library Victoria, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.