24 days in Australia Itinerary

24 days in Australia Itinerary

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Brisbane
— 1 night
2
Casino
— 1 day
3
Byron Bay
— 1 night
4
Lennox Head
— 1 night
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
6
Mission Beach
— 1 night
7
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
8
Townsville
— 1 night
9
Eungella
— 1 night
10
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
11
Rainbow Beach
— 1 night
12
Noosa
— 2 nights
13
Yamba
— 1 night
14
Pokolbin
— 2 nights

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Brisbane is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Brisbane, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Brisbane is much warmer than Newcastle upon Tyne - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Casino.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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Casino

Casino ©
Casino is a town in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales, Australia, with a population of 9,629 people at the. On the 30th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Jambama Arts Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Casino route planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Casino in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Casino can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Casino

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Jambama Arts Gallery ©
Jambama Arts Gallery

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Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
On the 31st (Fri), have unforgettable encounters with Sundive Byron Bay, then look for gifts at The Byron Bay Book Exchange, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and finally hike along Cape Byron Walking Track.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip builder site.

Getting from Casino to Byron Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. December in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Lennox Head.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Sundive Byron Bay ©
Sundive Byron Bay
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track

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Lennox Head

Lennox Head ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Ainsworth and then take a leisurely stroll along Lennox Head Boardwalk.

To find more things to do and tourist information, go to the Lennox Head itinerary builder.

Lennox Head is just a short distance from Byron Bay. In December in Lennox Head, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lennox Head

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ainsworth ©
Lake Ainsworth

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Cairns

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): stop by Annie's at the Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lennox Head to Cairns. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Lennox Head in January, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Annie's at the Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for gifts at The Pocket, get interesting insight from Wildside Adventures, then browse the exhibits of Helen Wiltshire Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Mission Beach.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mission Beach trip builder site.

You can drive from Cairns to Mission Beach in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

The Pocket, Mission Beach
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Wildside Adventures ©
Wildside Adventures
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Helen Wiltshire Gallery ©
Helen Wiltshire Gallery

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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with Horseshoe Bay Ranch, see some colorful creatures with Magnetic Island Time Cruises, and then kick back and relax at Geoffrey Bay.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Magnetic Island trip planning app.

Getting from Mission Beach to Magnetic Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. January in Magnetic Island sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Townsville.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Magnetic Island Time Cruises ©
Magnetic Island Time Cruises
Horseshoe Bay Ranch ©
Horseshoe Bay Ranch
Geoffrey Bay ©
Geoffrey Bay

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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 6th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, then make a trip to Riverway, then take in the exciting artwork at The Drill Hall Studio, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Hill.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Townsville sightseeing planner.

Traveling by ferry from Magnetic Island to Townsville takes an hour. In January, daytime highs in Townsville are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Eungella.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Riverway ©
Riverway

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Eungella

Eungella ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Broken River.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Eungella trip tool.

You can drive from Townsville to Eungella in 5 hours. Traveling from Townsville in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Eungella, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Eungella

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Broken River ©
Broken River

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Fraser Island

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, stroll through Eli Creek, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Australian Sunset Safaris Day Tours, and head off the coast to Waddy Point.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fraser Island day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Eungella to Fraser Island. In January in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rainbow Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

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Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Barnacles Dolphin Centre, take a pleasant ride with Rainbow Beach Horse Rides, and then explore the striking landscape at Carlo Sand Blow.

Make your Rainbow Beach itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Rainbow Beach takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Barnacles Dolphin Centre
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Beach Horse Rides ©
Rainbow Beach Horse Rides
Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Barnacles Dolphin Centre ©
Barnacles Dolphin Centre

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): wander the streets of Hastings Street, stroll through Noosa Main Beach, and then make a splash at BLAST Aqua Park Coolum.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rainbow Beach to Noosa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yamba.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, BLAST Aqua Park Coolum
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum ©
BLAST Aqua Park Coolum

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Yamba

Yamba ©
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. On the 15th (Sat), get all the equipment you need at Yamba Kayak, then stroll through Pippi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Main Beach Yamba.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yamba driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Noosa to Yamba in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Yamba

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Yamba Kayak ©
Yamba Kayak
Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Main Beach Yamba
Main Beach Yamba

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Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Change things up with these side-trips from Pokolbin: Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal) and Australian Reptile Park (in Gosford). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Ernest Hill Wines, get interesting insight from Beyond Ballooning, take in nature's colorful creations at Hunter Valley Gardens, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pokolbin tour itinerary site.

Drive from Yamba to Pokolbin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January in Pokolbin, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Terrigal Beach, Australian Reptile Park, Beyond Ballooning, Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours, Ernest Hill Wines
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Ernest Hill Wines ©
Ernest Hill Wines
Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours ©
Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours
Beyond Ballooning ©
Beyond Ballooning

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