50 days in Australia Itinerary

50 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brisbane
— 6 nights
2
Noosa
— 5 nights
3
Hervey Bay
— 5 nights
4
Gladstone
— 2 nights
5
Airlie Beach
— 7 nights
6
Townsville
— 3 nights
7
Cairns
— 20 nights

6
nights
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.
Attractions like South Bank Parklands and Mount Coot-tha Lookout make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Robelle Domain (in Springfield Lakes) and Queens Park (in Ipswich). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner.

Byron Bay to Brisbane is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In April in Brisbane, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ipswich, Albany Creek Leisure Centre
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 19:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Robelle Domain ©
Robelle Domain

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Bring the kids along to Noosa National Park and Peregian Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Mooloolaba (SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba Beach, &more), Wirreanda Park (in Buderim) and Thrill Hill Waterslide (in Woombye). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Noosa Main Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Tinbeerwah, explore the galleries of Noosa Regional gallery, and get great views at Laguna Lookout.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Noosa trip builder.

Drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Eumundi, Wirreanda Park, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, Thrill Hill Waterslide
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast ©
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

5
nights
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Wanggoolba Creek and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Venture out of the city with trips to Central Station Rainforest (in Fraser Island) and Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary (in Maryborough). And it doesn't end there: make a splash at WetSide Water Park, stop by Le Petit Chocolatier, get engrossed in the history at Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Reefworld Aquarium and Shark Swim.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gladstone.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Fraser Island, Maryborough
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:
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Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest
 WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

2
nights
Gladstone

Gladstone ©
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, walk around Spinnaker Park, thenget great views at Auckland Hill Lookout, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at East Shores Water Park. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Canoe Point Beach and Parklands, walk around Millennium Esplanade and Tannum Sands Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gladstone trip planner.

You can drive from Hervey Bay to Gladstone in 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Gladstone can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Gladstone

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Tannum Sands
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
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East Shores Water Park ©
East Shores Water Park
Spinnaker Park ©
Spinnaker Park
Tondoon Botanic Gardens ©
Tondoon Botanic Gardens

7
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Catseye Beach. Explore Airlie Beach's surroundings by going to Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Golf Club, Go-Kart Racing Track, &more), Forest Flying (in Finch Hatton) and Bowen (Horseshoe Bay, Grays Bay, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boathaven Beach, view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, and look for gifts at Into The Blue Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip builder website.

Drive from Gladstone to Airlie Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Gladstone in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hamilton Island, Bowen, Hydeaway Bay, Bucasia Beach, Forest Flying
Find places to stay May 1 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track

3
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 10th (Sun), get great views at Mount Stuart, thentake in the exciting artwork at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, thenstep off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, and finally stroll through The Strand. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Billabong Sanctuary, thentake in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill, and then make a trip to Jezzine Barracks.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Townsville trip tool.

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Townsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Airlie Beach in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Townsville, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

20
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas, Village Gallery, &more), Wangetti (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Rex Lookout) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Safaris, &more). The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Wangetti, Wonga Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Find places to stay May 12 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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