27 days in Australia Itinerary

27 days in Australia Itinerary

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Hervey Bay
— 7 nights
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Bundaberg
— 2 nights
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Rockhampton
— 2 nights
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Emerald
— 2 nights
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Barcaldine
— 1 night
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Winton
— 3 nights
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Longreach
— 1 night
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Blackall
— 1 night
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Charleville
— 2 nights
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Roma
— 1 night
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Goondiwindi
— 2 nights
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Tenterfield
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Hervey Bay — 7 nights

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Explore Hervey Bay's surroundings by going to Lake Birrabeen (in Fraser Island), Carlo Sand Blow (in Rainbow Beach) and Coloured Sands (in Great Sandy National Park). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Whalesong Cruises, take a leisurely stroll along The Pier, take in nature's colorful creations at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, and grab your bike and head to Esplanade.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay vacation planner.

Yamba to Hervey Bay is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hervey Bay when traveling from Yamba in June, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Bundaberg.
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Bundaberg — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bundaberg Rum Distillery and then sample the fine beverages at Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then see the interesting displays at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bundaberg trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Hervey Bay to Bundaberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. June in Bundaberg sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rockhampton.
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Rockhampton — 2 nights

With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Rockhampton Heritage Village, then savor the flavors at Saleyards Distillery, and then get to know the resident critters at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, meet the residents at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Capricorn Caves.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rockhampton vacation maker.

Getting from Bundaberg to Rockhampton by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Rockhampton can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Emerald.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to Sunflower Painting and then see human ingenuity at work at Fairbairn Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Miners Heritage and then admire the natural beauty at Botanic Gardens.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Emerald road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rockhampton to Emerald takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcaldine.
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Barcaldine — 1 night

Barcaldine is a small town and locality in the Barcaldine Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. On the 30th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Australian Workers Heritage Centre and then pause for some photo ops at Tree of Knowledge Memorial.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Barcaldine trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Emerald to Barcaldine in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Winton.
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Winton — 3 nights

Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Winton is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Australian Age of Dinosaurs, look for gifts at Winton Opal Gems, take an in-depth tour of Winton Diamantina HeritageTruck & Machinery Museum, and don't miss a visit to Arno's Wall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Winton trip builder website.

Drive from Barcaldine to Winton in 3 hours. You will leave for Longreach on the 4th (Mon).
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Longreach — 1 night

Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 4th (Mon), examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre and then contemplate the long history of Longreach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Longreach tour builder website.

Drive from Winton to Longreach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Longreach sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Blackall.
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Blackall — 1 night

Blackall is a small town and rural locality in the Blackall-Tambo Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): make a trip to The Black Stump and then steep yourself in history at Blackall Woolscour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Blackall trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Longreach to Blackall by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Charleville.
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Charleville — 2 nights

Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. On the 6th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Historic House and Museum and then examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Hangar Visitor Centre. On your second day here, stroll through Charleville Bilby Experience, look and learn at Charleville Cosmos Centre, and then deepen your understanding of the past and present with Hotel Corones.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Charleville online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Blackall to Charleville takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Roma.
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Roma — 1 night

Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 8th (Fri), make a trip to The Big Rig and then contemplate the long history of Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Roma trip planner.

You can drive from Charleville to Roma in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Goondiwindi.
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Goondiwindi — 2 nights

→←Goondiwindi is a town and a locality in the Goondiwindi Region, Queensland, Australia.. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Goondiwindi Botanic Gardens of the Western Woodlands and then make a splash at Goondiwindi Natural Heritage & Water Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church and then don't miss a visit to Gunsynd The Goondiwindi Grey.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Goondiwindi road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Roma to Goondiwindi takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tenterfield.
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Tenterfield — 2 nights

Tenterfield is a town in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Tenterfield Railway Museum and then make a trip to Historic Cork Tree. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Girraween National Park.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tenterfield trip planner.

Traveling by car from Goondiwindi to Tenterfield takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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