9 days in Queensland Itinerary

9 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Rockhampton
Drive
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Emerald
— 2 nights
Drive
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Longreach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Winton
— 3 nights
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Rockhampton

With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rockhampton tour itinerary planner.

Brisbane to Rockhampton is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Rockhampton can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Emerald on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Family-friendly places like Botanic Gardens and Emerald Train Station will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rubyvale Observatory and Sunflower Painting. Venture out of the city with trips to Miners Heritage (in Rubyvale) and Hoods Lagoon (in Clermont). There's much more to do: admire the engineering at Fairbairn Dam, browse the different shops at The Plaza @ Emerald, take in the exciting artwork at Emerald Art Gallery, and stroll around Vicki Peters Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Emerald day trip planner.

You can drive from Rockhampton to Emerald in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Emerald

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Longreach

— 3 nights
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Explore hidden gems such as Longreach and Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Longreach: Barcaldine (Tree of Knowledge Memorial & Australian Workers Heritage Centre). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, take an in-depth tour of Langenbaker House, stop by Spinifex Collections, and steep yourself in history at Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Longreach trip planner.

You can drive from Emerald to Longreach in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, daytime highs in Longreach are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Winton.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Winton

— 3 nights
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bladensburg National Park and Winton Opal Gems. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, make a trip to Arno's Wall, and take an in-depth tour of Winton Diamantina HeritageTruck & Machinery Museum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Winton road trip app.

Traveling by car from Longreach to Winton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Winton

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Queensland travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.