54 days in Australia Itinerary

54 days in Australia Itinerary

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Coffs Harbour
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Tweed Heads
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Maroochydore
— 4 nights
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Dalby
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Roma
— 2 nights
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Carnarvon National Park
— 7 nights
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Emerald
— 2 nights
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Barcaldine
— 2 nights
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Longreach
— 3 nights
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Winton
— 3 nights
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Barcaldine
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Blackall
— 3 nights
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Charleville
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Cunnamulla
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Bourke
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Cobar
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Hillston
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Griffith
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Tocumwal
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Coffs Harbour

— 2 nights
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): pause for some photo ops at The Big Banana Fun Park and then take in the waterfront at Coffs Harbour Jetty. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then kick back and relax at Coffs Harbour Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier, and finally take a peaceful walk through Korora Lookout.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour road trip planning website.

Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Port Macquarie in July, expect nights in Coffs Harbour to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tweed Heads.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Tweed Heads

— 3 nights
Get in touch with nature at Watersports Guru and Flagstaff/ Duranbah Beach. Visit Fingal Head Lighthouse and Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tweed Heads: The Grainery (in Murwillumbah) and Norries Head (in Cabarita).

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tweed Heads planner.

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Tweed Heads takes 3 hours. July in Tweed Heads sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maroochydore.

Things to do in Tweed Heads

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Maroochydore

— 4 nights
Maroochydore is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chenrezig Institute and Sunshine Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mapleton Observatory and Yandina Historic House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maroochydore: Queensland Air Museum (in Caloundra), Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (in Maleny) and Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith (in Montville). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, kick back and relax at Maroochydore Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and let the kids burn off some steam at Buderim Lions Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Maroochydore tour planner.

You can drive from Tweed Heads to Maroochydore in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Maroochydore are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Dalby.

Things to do in Maroochydore

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

Dalby

— 1 night
Dalby is a town and locality in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. Start 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.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dalby trip itinerary app.

Drive from Maroochydore to Dalby in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Maroochydore in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Dalby, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Roma.

Things to do in Dalby

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
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Roma

— 2 nights
Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 23rd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Anglican Church Roma, then get to know the fascinating history of Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue, then don't miss a visit to The Big Rig, and finally don't miss a visit to Roma Cattle Saleyards. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Roma's Biggest Bottle Tree, then do a tasting at Romavilla Winery, and then look for gifts at Calico Cottage Crafts.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Roma vacation maker app.

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

Things to do in Roma

Wineries · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Carnarvon National Park

— 7 nights
Carnarvon Gorge has been added to your itinerary.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Carnarvon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Roma to Carnarvon National Park in 3.5 hours. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel to Emerald.

Things to do in Carnarvon National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 25 — Aug 1:

Emerald

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see human ingenuity at work at Fairbairn Dam.

To find out how to plan a trip to Emerald, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Carnarvon National Park to Emerald in 6 hours. In August in Emerald, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Barcaldine.

Things to do in Emerald

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Barcaldine

— 2 nights
Barcaldine is a small town and locality in the Barcaldine Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. On the 3rd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Australian Workers Heritage Centre and then pause for some photo ops at The Great Shearer's Strike Memorial. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Barcaldine Botanical Walk and then explore the activities along Lara Wetlands.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Barcaldine holiday builder app.

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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Longreach

— 3 nights
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum and Longreach will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at QANTAS Founders Museum and Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Outback Pics, look for gifts at Spinifex Collections, get outside with Spirit of the Outback, and get engrossed in the history at Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum.

Plan trip to Longreach with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Barcaldine to Longreach in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Longreach can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Winton.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Winton

— 3 nights
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Let the collections at Australian Age of Dinosaurs and Waltzing Matilda Centre capture your imagination. Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry Conservation Park and Qantilda Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Winton Opal Gems and don't miss a visit to Arno's Wall.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Winton trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Longreach to Winton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcaldine.

Things to do in Winton

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Barcaldine

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Tree of Knowledge Memorial.

Discover how to plan a Barcaldine trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Winton to Barcaldine takes 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Blackall on the 12th (Wed).
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:
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Blackall

— 3 nights
Blackall is a small town and rural locality in the Blackall-Tambo Region in Central West Queensland, Australia. Blackall Woolscour and Tambo Court House will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grassland Art Gallery and Tambo Heritage Precinct. When in Blackall, make a side trip to see Tambo Teddies Pty Ltd in Tambo, approximately Tambo away. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Jackie Howe Statue, cool off at Blackall Aquatic Centre, and make a trip to The Black Stump.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Blackall trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Barcaldine to Blackall takes 1.5 hours. You will leave for Charleville on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Blackall

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

Charleville

— 2 nights
Charleville is a town and locality in the Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia. You'll explore and learn at Charleville Cosmos Centre and Royal Flying Doctor Hangar Visitor Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Charleville Bilby Experience and Outback Native Timber Walk. Step out of Charleville with an excursion to Augathella Meat Ant Park & Giant Meat Ant Sculpture in Augathella--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Historic House and Museum and take in the views from Angellala Creek Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Charleville tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Blackall to Charleville takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Charleville are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 7°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 · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:

Cunnamulla

— 1 night
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 find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cunnamulla trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Charleville to Cunnamulla in 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Bourke on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Cunnamulla

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Bourke

— 3 nights
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. Popular historic sites such as Bourke Historic Cemetery and Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Back O'Bourke Visitor Information & Exhibition Centre and Back O' Bourke Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Bourke: Byrock Rock Holes (in Byrock) and Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum (in Brewarrina). Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Gundabooka National Park. There's more to do: deepen your understanding at Bourke Historic Wharf.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bourke road trip website.

Traveling by car from Cunnamulla to Bourke takes 3 hours. You will leave for Cobar on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Bourke

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

Cobar

— 3 nights
Cobar is a town in central western New South Wales, Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Great Cobar Heritage Centre and Nyngan Coach House. You'll explore and learn at Nyngan Museum and Mid-State Shearing Shed Museum. Step out of Cobar to go to Nyngan and see Helicopter Flood Memorial, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool, steep yourself in history at Mount Grenfell Historic Site, take some stellar pictures from Fort Bourke Hill Lookout, Peak Gold Mines, and stroll around Cobar Miners Heritage Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cobar trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bourke to Cobar in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cobar can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Hillston.

Things to do in Cobar

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

Hillston

— 2 nights
Hillston is a township in western New South Wales, Australia, in Carrathool Shire, on the banks of the Lachlan River. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): make a trip to Lachlan River Swing Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Willandra National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hillston travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cobar to Hillston takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You'll set off for Griffith on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Hillston

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:
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Griffith

— 3 nights
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Griffith Pioneer Park Museum and Dunera Museum. Get outdoors at Cocoparra National Park and Lake Wyangan. Step out of Griffith with an excursion to Altina Wildlife Park in Darlington Point--about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Calabria Family Wines Riverina, walk around Centenary Sculptures at IOOF Park, and get answers to all your questions at Griffith Visitor Information Centre.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Griffith route builder site.

You can drive from Hillston to Griffith in 1.5 hours. August in Griffith sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Tocumwal.

Things to do in Griffith

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

Tocumwal

— 3 nights
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chrystie's Museum and Finley Railway Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Town Beach and Barmah National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to The G.R.A.I.N Store Nathalia (in Nathalia) and Yarrawonga (Byramine Homestead, Lake Mulwala, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Giant Murray Cod and look for gifts at The Big Strawberry.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tocumwal tour planner.

You can drive from Griffith to Tocumwal in 2.5 hours. August in Tocumwal sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bendigo.

Things to do in Tocumwal

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

Bendigo

— 3 nights
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rosalind Park and Bendigo Joss House Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bendigo Art Gallery and The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Golden Dragon Museum, go deep underground at Central Deborah Gold Mine, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Weeroona, and take in the exciting artwork at Living Arts Space.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bendigo trip planner.

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 · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

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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.