18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Coffs Harbour Airport, Drive to Nambucca Heads
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Nambucca Heads
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fraser Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Hervey Bay Airport, Fly to Gladstone Airport
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Gladstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
Drive
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Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive
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Nambucca Heads
— 1 night
Drive to Coffs Harbour Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport

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Nambucca Heads

Nambucca Heads is a town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia in Nambucca Shire. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): hike along Nyambagga Walking Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nambucca Heads road trip planner.

Sydney to Nambucca Heads is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Nambucca Heads

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Esplanade and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Blue Dolphin Marine Tours. Keep things going the next day: walk around Anzac Park and Ululah Lagoon, then admire the landmark architecture of Customs House Interpretive Centre, then appreciate the history behind Duncan Chapman Statue, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Hervey Bay online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nambucca Heads to Hervey Bay takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Nambucca Heads in December, you will find days in Hervey Bay are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

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Fraser Island

On the 8th (Tue), explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Allom, head off the coast to Waddy Point, and then explore the activities along Eli Creek.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island road trip planner.

Getting from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Gladstone.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

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Gladstone

Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, have fun at East Shores Water Park, take some stellar pictures from Auckland Hill Lookout, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally walk around Spinnaker Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gladstone trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Fraser Island to Gladstone with the Route module. In December, daily temperatures in Gladstone can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Gladstone

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 12th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at The Heart of Beauty, kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally walk around Buderim Lions Park. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Noosa trip app.

Explore your travel options from Gladstone to Noosa with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

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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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and stroll around South Bank Parklands.

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Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:

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Gold Coast

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 19th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nambucca Heads.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

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Nambucca Heads

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach, make a trip to V-Wall, and then kick back and relax at Nambucca Heads Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nambucca Heads online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Nambucca Heads takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nambucca Heads

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.