44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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Noosa
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Bundaberg
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Rockhampton
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Longreach
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Charleville
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Barcaldine
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Winton
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Richmond
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Charters Towers
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Undara Volcanic National Park
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Green Island
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Cairns
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Karumba
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Mount Isa
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Maleny
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Noosa — 1 night

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Noosa travel planner.

Gold Coast to Noosa is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Bundaberg.
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Bundaberg

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Drive from Noosa to Bundaberg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel to Rockhampton.
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Rockhampton — 3 nights

With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Rockhampton is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Archer (Nurim) and gain some tasty knowledge on Saleyards Distillery.

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You can take a train from Bundaberg to Rockhampton in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel to Longreach.
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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 20th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Qantas Founders Museum and then stop by Spinifex Collections. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre and then steep yourself in history at Longreach.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Longreach journey planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Rockhampton to Longreach in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Charleville.
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Charleville — 2 nights

Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Charleville Bilby Experience and then contemplate the long history of Hotel Corones. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): stroll through Outback Native Timber Walk and then see the sky in a new way at Charleville Cosmos Centre.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Charleville online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Longreach to Charleville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, Charleville is slightly colder than Longreach - with highs of 24°C and lows of 6°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcaldine.
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Barcaldine — 3 nights

Barcaldine is a small town and locality in the Barcaldine Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. Go for a jaunt from Barcaldine to Blackall to see Blackall Woolscour about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Australian Workers Heritage Centre, appreciate the history behind Tree of Knowledge Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lara Wetlands.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Barcaldine day trip planning website.

You can drive from Charleville to Barcaldine in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Winton.
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Winton — 2 nights

Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Bladensburg National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Waltzing Matilda Centre and then examine the collection at Australian Age of Dinosaurs.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Winton sightseeing planner.

Getting from Barcaldine to Winton by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Richmond.
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Richmond — 1 night

Richmond is a town and locality in the Shire of Richmond in western Queensland, Australia. On the 29th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Kronosaurus Korner and then deepen your understanding at Cambridge Downs Heritage Display Centre.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Richmond attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Winton to Richmond takes 3 hours. In July in Richmond, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Charters Towers.
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Charters Towers — 3 nights

Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Popular historic sites such as Charters Towers Ghost Tours - Ghost Tours Australia and Towers Hill Lookout are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Stock Exchange Arcade, wander the wide-open spaces of Leahton Park, take an exotic tour of Texas Longhorn Tours, and get engrossed in the history at Zara Clark Museum.

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

Traveling by car from Richmond to Charters Towers takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Undara Volcanic National Park.
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Undara Volcanic National Park — 3 nights

Escape the urban bustle at Undarra Lava Tubes and Copperfield Gorge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Undara Volcanic National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Charters Towers to Undara Volcanic National Park in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Green Island.
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Green Island — 4 nights

Bring the kids along to Marineland Crocodile Park and Green Island Resort Diving & Boat Snorkelling Trips.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Green Island route maker app.

Explore your travel options from Undara Volcanic National Park to Green Island with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Cairns.
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Cairns — 2 nights

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 Esplanade Boardwalk and Helicopter Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips and Trinity Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Green Island to Cairns. In August, daytime highs in Cairns are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Karumba.
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Karumba — 1 night

Karumba is a town and locality in the Shire of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Barramundi Discovery Centre & Hatchery Karumba and then look for gifts at Midnight Emporium. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Kerry D Fishing Charters and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Karumba trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Cairns to Karumba in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in August, expect nights in Karumba to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Isa.
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Mount Isa — 3 nights

Mount Isa is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia. Mount Isa is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Underground Hospital and Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Isa City Lookout, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hard Times Mine, and get advice or help at Outback at Isa.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mount Isa online route maker.

You can drive from Karumba to Mount Isa in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Karumba in August: high temperatures in Mount Isa hover around 32°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Uluru and Kuniya Walk. Visiting Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Walpa Gorge will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, go for a walk through Field of Light, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Isa to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Mount Isa to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In August, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is little chillier than Mount Isa - with highs of 27°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Maleny.
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Maleny — 3 nights

A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Get outdoors at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Glass House Mountains National Park. Bring the kids along to Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World and Gardners Falls. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chenrezig Institute, experience rural life at Maleny Dairies, and get in on the family fun at Aussie World.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Maleny road trip planning tool.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Maleny by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Maleny, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Maleny, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.
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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.