11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Brisbane
— 1 night
+2
Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
2
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Rockhampton
3
Rockhampton
— 1 night
Fly
4
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Shute Harbour, Bus to Rockhampton
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Rockhampton
— 1 night
Drive

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1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, then see the interesting displays at Old Government House, then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, and finally snap pictures at Story Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, then explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and then stop by Noosa Chocolate Factory.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip maker site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Brisbane. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, make a trip to K'gari, head off the coast to Waddy Point, and relax and rejuvenate at Fraser Island Day Spa.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island vacation builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Lake McKenzie ©
World heritage site
Lake McKenzie
4.9
Champagne Pools ©
Water Body
Champagne Pools
4.5
Eli Creek ©
Water Body
Eli Creek
4.5

1
night
Rockhampton

With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): learn insider's secrets on Saleyards Distillery, then get engrossed in the history at Rockhampton Heritage Village, then view the masterpieces at Rockhampton Art Gallery, and finally let little ones run wild at Kershaw Gardens.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rockhampton day trip planning tool.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Rockhampton in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. December in Rockhampton sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your trip
Saleyards Distillery ©
Distillery Tour
Saleyards Distillery
4.4
Kershaw Gardens ©
Playground
Kershaw Gardens
4.0

2
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Hamilton Island Art Gallery, then go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Wild life Hamilton Island, then kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, and then get outside with Jetryder.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island journey builder website.

Fly from Rockhampton to Hamilton Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Rockhampton in December, plan for little chillier days in Hamilton Island, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your trip
©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.6

1
night
Rockhampton

Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rockhampton travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Rockhampton takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip
Capricorn Caves ©
Wildlife Area
Capricorn Caves
4.6

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