55 days in Australia Itinerary

55 days in Australia Itinerary

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Newcastle
— 1 night
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Lightning Ridge
— 3 nights
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Cunnamulla
— 2 nights
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Longreach
— 3 nights
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Mount Isa
— 3 nights
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Camooweal
— 3 nights
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Tennant Creek
— 1 night
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Daly Waters
— 1 night
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Mataranka
— 2 nights
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Katherine
— 3 nights
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Litchfield National Park
— 3 nights
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Darwin
— 4 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
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Tennant Creek
— 1 night
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Alice Springs
— 3 nights
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Kings Canyon
— 2 nights
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Yulara
— 3 nights
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Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
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Port Augusta
— 3 nights
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Broken Hill
— 5 nights
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Cobar
— 1 night
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Newcastle — 1 night

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nobbys Beach, see majestic marine mammals with CoastXP, and then take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Newcastle driving holiday planning app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Newcastle. July in Newcastle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. You will leave for Lightning Ridge on the 16th (Sat).
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Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Lightning Ridge — 3 nights

Lightning Ridge is a town in north-western New South Wales, Australia, in Walgett Shire, near the southern border of Queensland, about six kilometres east of the Castlereagh Highway, and is served in commercial activities by the town of Walgett, some 75 km to the south. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Chambers of The Black Hand, step into the grandiose world of Amigos Castle, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Artesian Baths, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lightning Ridge day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Lightning Ridge takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Cunnamulla.
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Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Cunnamulla — 2 nights

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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): cruise along Matilda Highway and then get engrossed in the history at Cunnamulla Fella Visitor Centre Art Gallery and Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Cunnamulla Bushlands, then don't miss a visit to Cunnamulla Railway Station, then make a trip to Cunnamulla Water Tower Art, and finally don't miss a visit to Neil Spencer Gallery.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cunnamulla trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Lightning Ridge to Cunnamulla takes 5 hours. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel to Longreach.
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Parks · Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Longreach — 3 nights

Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Longreach, then examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then stop by Spinifex Collections.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Longreach online road trip planner.

You can drive from Cunnamulla to Longreach in 7.5 hours. July in Longreach sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mount Isa.
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

Mount Isa — 3 nights

Mount Isa is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia. Mount Isa is known for sightseeing, outdoors, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go deep underground at Hard Times Mine, gain interesting insight with Underground Hospital and Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Mount Isa City Lookout, and head outdoors with Lake Moondarra.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mount Isa driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Longreach to Mount Isa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Camooweal.
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Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Camooweal — 3 nights

Camooweal is a small town and locality in the City of Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia. Camooweal is known for museums, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at The Drovers Camp, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Camooweal Caves National Park, and appreciate the history behind Drover Statue.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Camooweal online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mount Isa to Camooweal takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Tennant Creek on the 30th (Sat).
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Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
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Tennant Creek — 1 night

Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mary Ann, and then explore the striking landscape at Kundjarra (the Pebbles).

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tennant Creek travel planner.

Drive from Camooweal to Tennant Creek in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Camooweal to Tennant Creek is minus 0.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Tennant Creek can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Daly Waters.
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Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Daly Waters — 1 night

Daly Waters is a small town in the Northern Territory in Australia, about 620 kilometres south of Darwin at the intersection of the Savannah Way and the Stuart Highway.The area's traditional owners, the Jingili people, believe the Dreaming tracks of the Emu and the Sun travelled through here on their way to the southern parts of the Northern Territory.HistoryThe name Daly Waters was given to a series of natural springs by John McDouall Stuart during his third attempt to cross Australia from south to north, in 1861-2. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Stuart Tree Historic Site and then contemplate the long history of Daly Waters Aviation Complex.

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Traveling by car from Tennant Creek to Daly Waters takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Mataranka.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
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Mataranka — 2 nights

Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. On the 1st (Mon), stroll the grounds of Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Botanic Walk, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Bitter Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Elsey National Park and then boost your wellbeing at Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mataranka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Daly Waters to Mataranka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Katherine.
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Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Katherine — 3 nights

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, explore the fascinating underground world of Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, don't miss a visit to Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, and take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Katherine holiday planner.

Getting from Mataranka to Katherine by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Katherine can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Litchfield National Park.
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Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Litchfield National Park — 3 nights

Change things up with a short trip to Dundee Beach Fishing Charters in Dundee Beach (about 1h 20 min away).

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Litchfield National Park day trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Katherine to Litchfield National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Katherine in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Litchfield National Park, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Darwin.
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Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Darwin — 4 nights

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Spend the 10th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, and make a splash at Darwin Waterfront.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Litchfield National Park to Darwin. August in Darwin sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 4 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Animal Tracks Safari, delve into the distant past at Ubirr, take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, and take in the exciting artwork at Marrawuddi Arts & Culture.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tennant Creek.
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Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:

Tennant Creek — 1 night

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tennant Creek tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Tennant Creek in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Alice Springs on the 18th (Thu).
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Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Alice Springs — 3 nights

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, get great views at Anzac Hill, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tennant Creek to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In August, Alice Springs is little chillier than Tennant Creek - with highs of 27°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kings Canyon.
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Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

Kings Canyon — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Watarrka National Park, stroll through Kings Canyon, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Mereenie Loop Road and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kings Creek Station.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kings Canyon trip maker app.

Drive from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Yulara.
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Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Yulara — 3 nights

Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yulara: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga & Walpa Gorge). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take some stellar pictures from Imalung Lookout, and get a new perspective on nature at Wintjiri Arts + Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yulara trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Yulara takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Yulara can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coober Pedy.
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Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:

Coober Pedy — 3 nights

The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Faye's Underground Home and then pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, then identify plant and animal life at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coober Pedy road trip site.

Traveling by car from Yulara to Coober Pedy takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Yulara in August, plan for slightly colder days in Coober Pedy, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Augusta.
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Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

Port Augusta — 3 nights

A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hummock Hill Lookout (in Whyalla), Hawker (Hawker War Memorial, Wilpena Panorama, &more) and Alligator Gorge (in Wilmington). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, take some stellar pictures from Water Tower Lookout, view the masterpieces at Curdnatta Artists' Platform Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Augusta sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Coober Pedy to Port Augusta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Port Augusta sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Broken Hill.
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Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

Broken Hill — 5 nights

Visit Broken Hill to tour the mines and stay for the authentic feel of an outback settlement.
Explore Broken Hill's surroundings by going to Silverton (Day Dream Mine & Mundi Mundi Lookout). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Broken Hill Sculptures & Living Desert Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Line of Lode Miners Memorial, examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service, and see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Broken Hill day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Augusta to Broken Hill takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Port Augusta to Broken Hill due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Port Augusta in September, Broken Hill is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cobar.
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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:

Cobar — 1 night

Cobar is a town in central western New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get great views at Fort Bourke Hill Lookout, Peak Gold Mines and then steep yourself in history at Mount Grenfell Historic Site.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cobar online vacation planner.

You can drive from Broken Hill to Cobar in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Broken Hill in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Cobar. On the 7th (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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Kakadu National Park travel guide

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World heritage site · Nature & Wildlife Tours · Geologic Formations
In Australia's biggest national park you'll find rugged escarpments, lush rainforest and rock art galleries up to 20,000 years old. Learn about Aboriginal culture from traditional owners the Bininj/Mungguy people, take in thundering waterfalls and witness millions of migratory birds among the wetlands. Experience Kakadu's magic in six dramatically different seasons. International flights arrive directly into Darwin from many global hubs. From the airport it's about a three hour drive by car to Kakadu National Park. Follow the Nature's Way route from Darwin for a longer adventure through the Top End.

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