18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Rockhampton
— Few hours
2
Mackay
— 1 night
3
Bowen
— Few hours
4
Townsville
— 1 night
5
Magnetic Island
— 7 nights
6
Townsville
— 1 night
7
Home Hill
— Few hours
8
Bowen
— Few hours
9
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
10
Mackay
— 3 nights
11
Rockhampton
— 1 day

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Rockhampton

Rockhampton
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Rockhampton journey planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Rockhampton. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. You'll set off for Mackay on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:

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Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. On the 27th (Fri), cool off at Bluewater Lagoon.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mackay tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Rockhampton to Mackay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Mackay can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bowen.

Things to do in Mackay

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Bluewater Lagoon ©
Bluewater Lagoon

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Bowen

Bowen
Bowen is a coastal town and locality in the Whitsunday Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bowen trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Mackay to Bowen takes 2.5 hours. November in Bowen sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll set off for Townsville on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Bowen

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:

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Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of Townsville, don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks, and then admire the natural beauty at Queens Gardens Townsville.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Townsville trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Bowen to Townsville takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bowen in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Townsville, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Queens Gardens Townsville ©
Queens Gardens Townsville
Jezzine Barracks ©
Jezzine Barracks
Maritime Museum of Townsville ©
Maritime Museum of Townsville

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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bungalow Bay Koala Village, Magnetic Bliss Massage, Horseshoe Bay Ranch, and other attractions.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Magnetic Island driving holiday website.

Traveling by ferry from Townsville to Magnetic Island takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in Magnetic Island are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will leave for Townsville on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 6:
Highlights from your plan
Magnetic Jet Ski Tours ©
Magnetic Jet Ski Tours
Aquascene Magnetic Island ©
Aquascene Magnetic Island
Magnetic Island BEST Bus Tours ©
Magnetic Island BEST Bus Tours

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Townsville

Townsville ©
On the 6th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tropical Queensland, kick back and relax at The Strand, thendon't miss a visit to Riverway, and finally get great views at Mount Stuart.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Townsville day trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Magnetic Island to Townsville in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Home Hill.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand
Mount Stuart ©
Mount Stuart

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Home Hill

Home Hill
Home Hill is a town and locality in the Burdekin Shire, Queensland, Australia at the delta of the Burdekin River. To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Home Hill online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Townsville to Home Hill takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Home Hill can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 7th (Mon), you'll travel to Bowen.

Things to do in Home Hill

Museums Nightlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:

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Bowen

Bowen
On the 7th (Mon), kick back and relax at Grays Bay.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bowen trip planner.

You can drive from Home Hill to Bowen in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bowen when traveling from Home Hill in December, with lows around °C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Bowen

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:

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Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Airlie Beach is known for adventure, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, and explore the activities along Heart Reef.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip planner.

Getting from Bowen to Airlie Beach by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Bowen in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around °C. On the 11th (Fri), you're off to Mackay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef
Bicentennial Walkway ©
Bicentennial Walkway

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Mackay

Mackay ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mackay: Broken River (in Eungella) and Finch Hatton Gorge (in Finch Hatton). Enjoy Mackay some more: admire the natural beauty at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens and enjoy the sand and surf at Town Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mackay itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Mackay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Broken River, Finch Hatton Gorge
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens ©
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
Broken River ©
Broken River
Finch Hatton Gorge ©
Finch Hatton Gorge

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Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rockhampton trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Mackay to Rockhampton takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves

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