58 days in Brisbane, Mackay & Broome Itinerary

58 days in Brisbane, Mackay & Broome Itinerary

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Brisbane
— 42 nights
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Brisbane

— 42 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brisbane: Maleny (Obi Boardwalk, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, &more), Oxenford (Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast & Warner Bros. Movie World) and Surfers Paradise (Surfers Paradise Beach, Infinity Attraction, &more). Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Pack the 19th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Dreamworld. There's much more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Opal Museum, and get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane route planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Brisbane. In January in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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Mackay

— 6 nights
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Mackay side-trips: Airlie Beach (Scuba & Snorkeling, Helicopter Tours, &more) and Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop (in Cannonvale). There's much more to do: make a splash at Mackay Aqua Park, explore the activities along Pioneer River, stroll through Bluewater Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Lamberts Beach Lookout.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Mackay day trip tool.

You can fly from Brisbane to Mackay in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. February in Mackay sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Mackay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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Broome

— 7 nights

Yawuru Country

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Broome is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Cable Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and explore the galleries of Red Dirt Photographic.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Broome route planner.

Traveling by flight from Mackay to Broome takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Mackay to Broome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping
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