60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Narrabri
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St George
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Emerald
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Charters Towers
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Townsville
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Cairns
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Lockhart
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Bamaga
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Seisia
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Cooktown
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Cape Tribulation
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Innisfail
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Airlie Beach
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Rockhampton
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Seventeen Seventy
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Hervey Bay
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Noosa
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Brisbane
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Coffs Harbour
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Narrabri — 1 night

Narrabri is a town and seat of Narrabri Shire local government area in the North West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia on the Namoi River, 521km northwest of Sydney. On the 16th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Narrabri Fish Farm and then cruise along The Darling River Run. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Pilliga Artesian Bore Bath and then explore the activities along Yarrie Lake.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Narrabri route builder website.

Nelson Bay to Narrabri is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. May in Narrabri sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to St George.
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Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

St George — 2 nights

On the 18th (Tue), admire the engineering at EJ Beardmore Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): view the masterpieces at The Unique Egg and then learn about winemaking at Riversands Winery.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our St George trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Narrabri to St George in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Emerald.
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Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

Emerald — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sunflower Painting and Hoods Lagoon. Get out of town with these interesting Emerald side-trips: Springsure (House of Magnolias & Old Rainworth Fort), Theresa Creek Dam (in Clermont) and Rubyvale Observatory (in Rubyvale). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Emerald Train Station, browse the different shops at The Village at Emerald, and view the masterpieces at Emerald Art Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Emerald trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from St George to Emerald by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May in Emerald, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Charters Towers.
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Charters Towers — 3 nights

Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Zara Clark Museum, then admire the engineering at Burdekin Dam, and then get a taste of life in the country at Leahton Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Buckland's Hill, take some stellar pictures from Towers Hill Lookout, then contemplate the long history of Stock Exchange Arcade, and finally take an in-depth tour of Assay Room and Mining Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Charters Towers attractions planner.

Getting from Emerald to Charters Towers by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Townsville.
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Townsville — 3 nights

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pipers Lookout - Hervey's Range and Many Peaks Walking Track. When in Townsville, make a side trip to see Copperfield Gorge in Einasleigh, approximately Einasleigh away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Street Art CBD Walking Trails, learn about all things military at Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum, contemplate the long history of Kissing Point Fort, and look for gifts at Coffee Works (Townsville).

You can plan Townsville trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Charters Towers to Townsville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Townsville are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Cairns.
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Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

Cairns — 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Michaelmas Cay and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cattana Wetlands, see Off-Road Tours, hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Townsville to Cairns by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lockhart.
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Lockhart — 2 nights

On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lockhart tour itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cairns to Lockhart. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to Bamaga.
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Bamaga — 1 night

Bamaga, Australian English ) is a small town and locality about 40km from the northern tip of Cape York in the north of Queensland, Australia. To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bamaga trip itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Lockhart to Bamaga with the Route module. You will leave for Seisia on the 4th (Fri).
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Seisia — 6 nights

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Roko Pearls and Fishing Charters & Tours.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seisia route planner.

Seisia is very close to Bamaga. You will leave for Cooktown on the 10th (Thu).
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Find places to stay Jun 4 — 10:

Cooktown — 2 nights

Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grassy Hill and Cooktown Botanical Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Finch Bay, stroll the grounds of Cooktown War Memorial, hike along Keating's Lagoon, and explore the striking landscape of Black Mountain National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cooktown road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Seisia to Cooktown with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.
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Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Cape Tribulation — 2 nights

A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): kick back and relax at Myall Beach, then trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, and finally stroll through Thornton Beach. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk, then experience rural life at Cape Trib Farm, and finally relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip planner.

You can drive from Cooktown to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cape Tribulation can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Innisfail.
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Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

Innisfail — 3 nights

Innisfail a town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): experience rural life at Rainforest Heart tropical Bushfood Orchard, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ellinjaa Falls, then get great views at Millaa Millaa Lookout, and finally admire the sheer force of Zillie Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Australian Sugar Industry Museum, stop by The Pocket, then enjoy breathtaking views from Golden Gumboot, and finally admire the sheer force of Nandroya Falls.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Innisfail tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Innisfail by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 5 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Step off the beaten path and head to Heart Reef and Passage Peak. Get out of town with these interesting Airlie Beach side-trips: Bowen (Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout, Horseshoe Bay, &more) and Hamilton Island (Hamilton Island Golf Club & Catseye Beach). And it doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, hike along Whitsunday Great Walk, and take in the waterfront activity at Coral Sea Marina.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Innisfail to Airlie Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Innisfail in June, plan for slightly colder days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rockhampton.
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Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:

Rockhampton — 3 nights

With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Explore hidden gems such as Round Hill Lookout and C.Q. Military & Artifacts Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Rockhampton: Yeppoon (Shell World Yeppoon, Spring Head Lookout, &more), Mount Morgan ("Big" Mount Morgan Dam & Mt Morgan Historical Museum) and Gladstone (Reg Tanna Park & Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Etna Caves National Park, pause for some photo ops at Rod Laver, and get curious at FLOW Visitors Centre.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rockhampton visit app.

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Rockhampton takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Rockhampton when traveling from Airlie Beach in June, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seventeen Seventy.
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Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:

Seventeen Seventy — 2 nights

Seventeen Seventy, also written as 1770, is a town and locality in Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia, built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark Endeavour in May 1770 (Cook's first landing in what is now the state of Queensland). Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lady Musgrave Island, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then appreciate the history behind Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Butterfly Walk.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seventeen Seventy tour planner.

You can drive from Rockhampton to Seventeen Seventy in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Seventeen Seventy are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hervey Bay.
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Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
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Hervey Bay — 8 nights

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Explore hidden gems such as Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum and Hummock Lookout. Change things up with these side-trips from Hervey Bay: Mary Ann Steam Locomotive (in Maryborough), Bamboo Land Nursery & Parklands (in Torbanlea) and Bundaberg (Tinaberries & Ohana Cider House & Tropical Winery). And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at Turtle Park, get engrossed in the history at Palace Backpackers Memorial, examine the collection at Bond Store Museum, and don't miss a visit to Australiana Cottage Crafts.

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You can drive from Seventeen Seventy to Hervey Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seventeen Seventy in June since evenings lows in Hervey Bay dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Noosa.
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Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 5:

Noosa — 2 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then look for gifts at Belmondos Organic Market, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Weyba. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get great views at Laguna Lookout, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Peregian Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Hervey Bay to Noosa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Opal Museum and St. John's Anglican Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, steep yourself in history at Newstead House, take in the architecture and design of University of Queensland, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Coffs Harbour.
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Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:

Coffs Harbour — 3 nights

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to North Coast Regional Botanic Garden and Solitary Islands Aquarium. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, revel in the low prices at Carobana Confectionary, kick back and relax at Coffs Harbour Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Diggers Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Coffs Harbour can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for home.
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