54 days in Australia Itinerary

54 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
2
Tweed Heads
— 3 nights
3
Maroochydore
— 4 nights
4
Dalby
— 1 night
5
Roma
— 2 nights
6
Carnarvon National Park
— 7 nights
7
Emerald
— 2 nights
8
Barcaldine
— 2 nights
9
Longreach
— 3 nights
10
Winton
— 3 nights
11
Barcaldine
— 1 night
12
Blackall
— 3 nights
13
Charleville
— 2 nights
14
Cunnamulla
— 1 night
15
Bourke
— 3 nights
16
Cobar
— 3 nights
17
Hillston
— 2 nights
18
Griffith
— 3 nights
19
Tocumwal
— 3 nights
20
Bendigo
— 3 nights

2
nights
Coffs Harbour

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to The Big Banana Fun Park and then take a leisurely stroll along Coffs Harbour Jetty. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, thenkick back and relax at Coffs Harbour Beach, thenget great views at Forest Sky Pier, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour attractions planner.

Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in July: highs in Coffs Harbour hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tweed Heads.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach
Korora Lookout ©
Korora Lookout

3
nights
Tweed Heads

Tweed Heads ©
Visit Fingal Head Lighthouse and Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Watersports Guru and Norries Head. Take a break from Tweed Heads with a short trip to The Grainery in Murwillumbah, about 34 minutes away.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tweed Heads trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Coffs Harbour to Tweed Heads in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Tweed Heads can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maroochydore.

Things to do in Tweed Heads

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kingscliff, Murwillumbah, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Norries Head
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Tropical Fruit World ©
Tropical Fruit World

4
nights
Maroochydore

Maroochydore ©
Maroochydore is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mooloolaba Beach and Maroochydore Beach. Chenrezig Institute and Sunshine Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Mapleton Observatory (in Mapleton), Queensland Air Museum (in Caloundra) and Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, browse the exhibits of Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith, examine the collection at Pioneer Cottage Buderim, and let little ones run wild at Buderim Lions Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Maroochydore trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Tweed Heads to Maroochydore takes 2.5 hours. In July in Maroochydore, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Dalby.

Things to do in Maroochydore

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Buderim, Mapleton Observatory, Chenrezig Institute
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:
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Maroochydore Beach ©
Maroochydore Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Dalby

Dalby ©
Dalby is a town and locality in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get lost in a book at Dalby Library and then learn about all things military at Dalby Pioneer Park Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dalby travel planning website.

You can drive from Maroochydore to Dalby in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Maroochydore in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Dalby. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Roma.

Things to do in Dalby

Museums
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Dalby Pioneer Park Museum ©
Dalby Pioneer Park Museum

2
nights
Roma

Roma ©
Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Anglican Church Roma, thenget to know the fascinating history of Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue, thenmake a trip to The Big Rig, and finally don't miss a visit to Roma Cattle Saleyards. On your second day here, make a trip to Roma's Biggest Bottle Tree, learn about winemaking at Romavilla Winery, and then stop by Calico Cottage Crafts.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Roma trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Dalby to Roma in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Carnarvon National Park.

Things to do in Roma

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calico Cottage Crafts
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:
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Calico Cottage Crafts ©
Calico Cottage Crafts
St Paul's Anglican Church Roma ©
St Paul's Anglican Church Roma
The Big Rig ©
The Big Rig

7
nights
Carnarvon National Park

Carnarvon National Park
You've now added Carnarvon Gorge to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Carnarvon National Park day trip planning site.

Drive from Roma to Carnarvon National Park in 3.5 hours. You will leave for Emerald on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Carnarvon National Park

Parks Nature
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2
nights
Emerald

Emerald ©
Emerald has massive rainfall and floods every year, but it's also a place where you can drink local wine while you peruse a display of locally mined gemstones in the town's quiet center.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see human ingenuity at work at Fairbairn Dam.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Emerald trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carnarvon National Park to Emerald takes 6 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcaldine.

Things to do in Emerald

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Rubyvale
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
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Botanic Gardens ©
Botanic Gardens
Emerald Train Station ©
Emerald Train Station

2
nights
Barcaldine

Barcaldine ©
Barcaldine is a small town and locality in the Barcaldine Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. On the 3rd (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Australian Workers Heritage Centre and then pause for some photo ops at The Great Shearer's Strike Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): go for a walk through Barcaldine Botanical Walk and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lara Wetlands.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Barcaldine trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Emerald to Barcaldine in 3.5 hours. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to Longreach.

Things to do in Barcaldine

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:
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Lara Wetlands ©
Lara Wetlands
Australian Workers Heritage Centre ©
Australian Workers Heritage Centre

3
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Popular historic sites such as Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum and Longreach are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at QANTAS Founders Museum and Outback Pics. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, look for gifts at Spinifex Collections, get outside with Spirit of the Outback, and take an in-depth tour of Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Longreach trip planner.

Getting from Barcaldine to Longreach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Winton.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, Longreach
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum ©
Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum

3
nights
Winton

Winton ©
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian Age of Dinosaurs and Waltzing Matilda Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park and Qantilda Museum. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Winton Opal Gems and don't miss a visit to Arno's Wall.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Winton fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Longreach to Winton by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcaldine.

Things to do in Winton

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:
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Australian Age of Dinosaurs ©
Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Waltzing Matilda Centre ©
Waltzing Matilda Centre

1
night
Barcaldine

Barcaldine ©
On the 11th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Tree of Knowledge Memorial.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Barcaldine journey builder.

You can drive from Winton to Barcaldine in 3.5 hours. On the 12th (Wed), you're off to Blackall.
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:
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Tree of Knowledge Memorial ©
Tree of Knowledge Memorial

3
nights
Blackall

Blackall ©
Blackall is a small town and rural locality in the Blackall-Tambo Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. Let the collections at Grassland Art Gallery and Tambo Heritage Precinct capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Blackall Woolscour and Tambo Court House. Change things up with a short trip to Tambo Teddies Pty Ltd in Tambo (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Jackie Howe Statue and cool off at Blackall Aquatic Centre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Blackall trip planner.

You can drive from Barcaldine to Blackall in 1.5 hours. You will leave for Charleville on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Blackall

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tambo
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Blackall Woolscour ©
Blackall Woolscour
Grassland Art Gallery ©
Grassland Art Gallery
Tambo Court House ©
Tambo Court House

2
nights
Charleville

Charleville ©
Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Charleville Bilby Experience and Outback Native Timber Walk. You'll explore and learn at Charleville Cosmos Centre and Historic House and Museum. Go for a jaunt from Charleville to Augathella to see Augathella Meat Ant Park & Giant Meat Ant Sculpture about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Royal Flying Doctor Hangar Visitor Centre and take in the views from Angellala Creek Bridge.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Charleville online vacation maker.

Drive from Blackall to Charleville in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Charleville are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cunnamulla.

Things to do in Charleville

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Augathella Meat Ant Park & Giant Meat Ant Sculpture
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Charleville Cosmos Centre ©
Charleville Cosmos Centre
Historic House and Museum ©
Historic House and Museum
Royal Flying Doctor Hangar Visitor Centre ©

1
night
Cunnamulla

Cunnamulla
Cunnamulla is a small town that lies on the Warrego River in South West Queensland, Australia, 206km south of Charleville, and approximately 750km west of the state capital, Brisbane.Cunnamulla is situated at the intersection of the Mitchell Highway and the Balonne Highway. To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cunnamulla trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Charleville to Cunnamulla by car takes about 2.5 hours. On the 18th (Tue), you're off to Bourke.

Things to do in Cunnamulla

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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3
nights
Bourke

Bourke ©
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Back O'Bourke Visitor Information & Exhibition Centre and Back O' Bourke Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Bourke Historic Cemetery and Bourke Historic Wharf. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bourke: Byrock Rock Holes (in Byrock) and Brewarrina (Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum & Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps). Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Gundabooka National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bourke travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Cunnamulla to Bourke takes 3 hours. On the 21st (Fri), you're off to Cobar.

Things to do in Bourke

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Brewarrina, Byrock Rock Holes, Back O' Bourke Gallery
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:
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Gundabooka National Park ©
Gundabooka National Park
Back O' Bourke Gallery ©
Back O' Bourke Gallery

3
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Cobar

Cobar ©
Cobar is a town in central western New South Wales, Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Great Cobar Heritage Centre and Nyngan Coach House. Museum-lovers will appreciate Nyngan Museum and Mid-State Shearing Shed Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Helicopter Flood Memorial in Nyngan (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: get outside with Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool, walk around Cobar Miners Heritage Park, contemplate the long history of Mount Grenfell Historic Site, and get great views at Fort Bourke Hill Lookout, Peak Gold Mines.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cobar trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bourke to Cobar takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cobar can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hillston.

Things to do in Cobar

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nyngan
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Great Cobar Heritage Centre ©
Great Cobar Heritage Centre
Mount Grenfell Historic Site ©
Mount Grenfell Historic Site
Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool ©
Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool

2
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Hillston

Hillston ©
Hillston is a township in western New South Wales, Australia, in Carrathool Shire, on the banks of the Lachlan River. On the 24th (Mon), make a trip to Lachlan River Swing Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Willandra National Park.

To plan Hillston vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Cobar to Hillston takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll set off for Griffith on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Hillston

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Willandra National Park ©
Willandra National Park

3
nights
Griffith

Griffith ©
Griffith is a major regional city in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area that is located in the north-western part of the Riverina region of New South Wales, known commonly as the food bowl of Australia. Get some cultural insight at Griffith Pioneer Park Museum and Calabria Family Wines Riverina. Visiting Cocoparra National Park and Lake Wyangan will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Griffith: Dunera Museum (in Hay) and Altina Wildlife Park (in Darlington Point). There's more to do: get advice or help at Griffith Visitor Information Centre and walk around Centenary Sculptures at IOOF Park.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Griffith online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hillston to Griffith takes 1.5 hours. In August in Griffith, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tocumwal.

Things to do in Griffith

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Dunera Museum, Altina Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
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Altina Wildlife Park ©
Altina Wildlife Park
Griffith Pioneer Park Museum ©
Griffith Pioneer Park Museum
Dunera Museum ©
Dunera Museum

3
nights
Tocumwal

Tocumwal ©
Tocumwal is a town in the southern Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Berrigan Shire local government area, near the Victorian border. Take a break from the city and head to Town Beach and Barmah National Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chrystie's Museum and The G.R.A.I.N Store Nathalia. Change things up with these side-trips from Tocumwal: Yarrawonga (Byramine Homestead, Lake Mulwala, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Finley Railway Museum, shop like a local with The Big Strawberry, and make a trip to Giant Murray Cod.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tocumwal planner.

You can drive from Griffith to Tocumwal in 2.5 hours. In August in Tocumwal, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for Bendigo.

Things to do in Tocumwal

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Yarrawonga, The G.R.A.I.N Store Nathalia, The Big Strawberry, Finley Railway Museum, Barmah National Park
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mulwala ©
Lake Mulwala
Barmah National Park ©
Barmah National Park
Byramine Homestead ©
Byramine Homestead

3
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Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rosalind Park and The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion. Museum-lovers will get to explore Bendigo Art Gallery and Bendigo Pottery. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Golden Dragon Museum, explore the activities along Lake Weeroona, take in nature's colorful creations at Bendigo Botanic Gardens, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bendigo Joss House Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bendigo day trip planning tool.

Drive from Tocumwal to Bendigo in 2.5 hours. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bendigo

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Golden Dragon Museum ©
Golden Dragon Museum
Rosalind Park ©
Rosalind Park

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