60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Narrabri
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St George
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Emerald
— 3 nights
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Charters Towers
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Townsville
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Lockhart
— 2 nights
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Bamaga
— 1 night
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Seisia
— 6 nights
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Drive to Northern Peninsula Airport, Fly to Cairns International Airport, Drive to Cooktown
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Cooktown
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Cape Tribulation
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Innisfail
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Airlie Beach
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Rockhampton
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Seventeen Seventy
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Hervey Bay
— 8 nights
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Noosa
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Brisbane
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Coffs Harbour
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Narrabri

Narrabri is a town and seat of Narrabri Shire local government area in the North West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia on the Namoi River, 521km northwest of Sydney. On the 16th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Narrabri Fish Farm and then cruise along The Darling River Run. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Pilliga Artesian Bore Baths and then explore the activities along Yarrie Lake.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Narrabri route builder website.

Nelson Bay to Narrabri is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and flight. May in Narrabri sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to St George.

Things to do in Narrabri

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

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St George

On the 18th (Tue), admire the engineering at EJ Beardmore Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): view the masterpieces at The Unique Egg and then learn about winemaking at Riversands Winery.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our St George trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Narrabri to St George in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Emerald.

Things to do in St George

Shopping · Museums · Wineries · Parks

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Emerald

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sunflower Painting and Emerald Train Station. Get out of town with these interesting Emerald side-trips: Rubyvale Observatory (in Rubyvale), Springsure (House of Magnolias & Old Rainworth Fort) and Clermont (Theresa Creek Dam & Hoods Lagoon). There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Plaza @ Emerald and take in the exciting artwork at Emerald Art Gallery.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Emerald trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from St George to Emerald takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. May in Emerald sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Charters Towers.

Things to do in Emerald

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Charters Towers

Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Zara Clark Museum, then admire the engineering at Burdekin Dam, and then get a taste of life in the country at Leahton Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Buckland's Hill, take some stellar pictures from Towers Hill Lookout, then contemplate the long history of Stock Exchange Arcade, and finally take an in-depth tour of Assay Room and Mining Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Charters Towers attractions planner.

Getting from Emerald to Charters Towers by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Townsville.

Things to do in Charters Towers

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pipers Lookout - Hervey's Range and Many Peaks Walking Track. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Street Art CBD Walking Trails, view the masterpieces at Pinnacles Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St James Cathedral, and explore the galleries of The Drill Hall Studio.

You can plan Townsville trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Charters Towers to Townsville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Townsville are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and St Monica's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, take in the dramatic scenery at Behana Gorge Waterfall, look for all kinds of wild species at Cattana Wetlands, and explore the world behind art at KickArts Contemporary Arts.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairns sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Townsville to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Lockhart.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Lockhart

On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lockhart tour itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cairns to Lockhart. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to Bamaga.

Things to do in Lockhart

Parks · Nature

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Bamaga

Bamaga, Australian English ) is a small town and locality about 40km from the northern tip of Cape York in the north of Queensland, Australia. To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bamaga trip itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Lockhart to Bamaga with the Route module. You will leave for Seisia on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Bamaga

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Seisia

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Roko Pearls and Fishing Charters & Tours.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seisia route planner.

Seisia is very close to Bamaga. You will leave for Cooktown on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Seisia

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

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Cooktown

Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grassy Hill and Cooktown War Memorial. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Keating's Lagoon, kick back and relax at Finch Bay, steep yourself in history at Cooktown History Centre, and admire the sheer force of Trevethan Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Cooktown holiday tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seisia to Cooktown. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): kick back and relax at Myall Beach, then trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, and finally stroll through Thornton Beach. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, then experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and finally relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip planner.

You can drive from Cooktown to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Innisfail.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

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Innisfail

Innisfail a town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): experience rural life at Rainforest Heart, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ellinjaa Falls, then get great views at Millaa Millaa Lookout, and finally admire the sheer force of Zillie Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Australian Sugar Industry Museum, stop by The Pocket, then enjoy breathtaking views from Golden Gumboot, and finally admire the sheer force of Nandroya Falls.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Innisfail tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Innisfail by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Innisfail

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Airlie Beach

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Heart Reef and Passage Peak. Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Golf Club, Jetryder, &more) and Bowen (Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout, Horseshoe Bay, &more). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, take in the waterfront activity at Coral Sea Marina, and hike along Whitsunday Great Walk.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip planner.

Drive from Innisfail to Airlie Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Innisfail in June: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

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Rockhampton

With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Explore hidden gems such as Round Hill Lookout and Shell World Yeppoon. Change things up with these side-trips from Rockhampton: Gladstone (Reg Tanna Park & Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum), Yeppoon (Spring Head Lookout & Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail) and Mount Morgan ("Big" Mount Morgan Dam & Mt Morgan Historical Museum). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at FLOW Visitors Centre, learn about all things military at C.Q. Military & Artifacts Museum, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Etna Caves National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rockhampton visit app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Rockhampton takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Rockhampton when traveling from Airlie Beach in June, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Seventeen Seventy

Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lady Musgrave Island, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then appreciate the history behind Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Butterfly Walk.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seventeen Seventy tour planner.

You can drive from Rockhampton to Seventeen Seventy in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Seventeen Seventy are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Explore hidden gems such as Point Dayman Park and Australiana Cottage Crafts. Change things up with these side-trips from Hervey Bay: Maryborough (Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum, Mary Ann Steam Locomotive, &more), Bundaberg (Tinaberries, Hummock Lookout, &more) and Bamboo Land Nursery & Parklands (in Torbanlea). And it doesn't end there: tour the stables at Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort, get curious at Old Pharmacy Museum, let little ones run wild at Wook-Koo Park, and explore the activities along Anzac Park and Ululah Lagoon.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hervey Bay vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Seventeen Seventy to Hervey Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seventeen Seventy in June since evenings lows in Hervey Bay dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then look for gifts at Belmondos Organic Market, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Weyba. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get great views at Laguna Lookout, then get outside with Phippsy's Smooth Water Charters, and finally stroll through Peregian Beach.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Noosa route builder website.

You can drive from Hervey Bay to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. John's Anglican Cathedral and Albert Street Uniting Church. Next up on the itinerary: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, kick back and relax at Shorncliffe Beach, get a sense of history and politics at Queensland Parliament House, and explore the galleries of Commissariat Store Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Brisbane trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Brisbane

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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Coffs Harbour

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to North Coast Regional Botanic Garden and Coffs Harbour Beach. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island, kick back and relax at Diggers Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Solitary Islands Aquarium, and take in the exciting artwork at National Cartoon Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Coffs Harbour can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

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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.

Cape York travel guide

4.3
Fishing Charters & Tours · Bars & Clubs · Gift & Specialty Shops