41 days in Australia Itinerary

41 days in Australia Itinerary

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

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Narrabri

Narrabri ©
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 22nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Sawn Rocks.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Narrabri road trip site.

Nelson Bay to Narrabri is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Narrabri can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to St George.

Things to do in Narrabri

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
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Sawn Rocks ©
Sawn Rocks

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St George

St George
To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the St George trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Narrabri to St George by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. You will leave for Emerald on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in St George

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:

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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 24th (Mon): make a trip to Sunflower Painting, admire the natural beauty at Botanic Gardens, then view the masterpieces at Emerald Art Gallery, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Fairbairn Dam. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Emerald Train Station, then get engrossed in the history at Miners Heritage, then see the sky in a new way at Rubyvale Observatory, and finally browse the different shops at The Plaza @ Emerald.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Emerald trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from St George to Emerald in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Emerald are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Charters Towers.

Things to do in Emerald

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 25:
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Botanic Gardens ©
Botanic Gardens
The Plaza @ Emerald ©
The Plaza @ Emerald
Emerald Train Station ©
Emerald Train Station

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Charters Towers

Charters Towers ©
Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Zara Clark Museum, see the interesting displays at Assay Room and Mining Museum, then steep yourself in history at Stock Exchange Arcade, and finally get great views at Towers Hill Lookout and Amphitheatre. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the engineering at Burdekin Dam, then wander the wide-open spaces of Leahton Park, and then make a trip to Buckland's Hill.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Charters Towers itinerary planner.

You can drive from Emerald to Charters Towers in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Townsville.

Things to do in Charters Towers

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
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Stock Exchange Arcade ©
Stock Exchange Arcade
Leahton Park ©
Leahton Park
Towers Hill Lookout and Amphitheatre ©
Towers Hill Lookout and Amphitheatre

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Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Museum of Tropical Queensland, view the masterpieces at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Townsville Palmetum, and finally don't miss a visit to Riverway. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Castle Hill, don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks, then kick back and relax at The Strand, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mount Stuart.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Townsville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charters Towers to Townsville takes 2 hours. May in Townsville sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
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Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

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Cairns

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris) and Spas (in Palm Cove). Spend the 30th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Townsville to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Lockhart.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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Lockhart

Lockhart
To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lockhart attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Cairns to Lockhart with the Route module. You will leave for Seisia on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Lockhart

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:

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Seisia

Seisia is known for wildlife and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for gifts at Free Bird Arts and Craft, cast your line with a fishing tour, relax in the rural setting at Roko Pearls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cape York Peninsula.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Seisia sightseeing planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lockhart to Seisia. You will leave for Cooktown on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Seisia

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Roko Pearls ©
Roko Pearls
Cape York Peninsula ©
Cape York Peninsula

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Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Cooktown is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Grassy Hill, stroll through Finch Bay, admire the sheer force of Trevethan Falls, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cooktown trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Seisia to Cooktown takes 20.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Trevethan Falls ©
Trevethan Falls
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum

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Cape Tribulation

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): engage your brain at Daintree Discovery Centre, then take some stellar pictures from Walu Wugirriga Lookout, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally admire the sheer force of Tranquility Falls. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, explore the galleries of Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, then trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation day trip website.

You can drive from Cooktown to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Innisfail.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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Innisfail

Innisfail ©
Innisfail a town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. On the 16th (Wed), stop by The Pocket, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach, then view the masterpieces at Helen Wiltshire Gallery, and finally stroll around Paronella Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mamu Tropical Skywalk and then take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Innisfail vacation tool.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Innisfail in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Innisfail

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park
Mamu Tropical Skywalk ©
Mamu Tropical Skywalk

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Airlie Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the activities along Heart Reef, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then view the masterpieces at Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Make your Airlie Beach itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Innisfail to Airlie Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Innisfail in June, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Capricorn Caves, take an in-depth tour of Rockhampton Heritage Village, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Archer Park Rail Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Archer (Nurim).

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rockhampton holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Rockhampton in 6 hours. Other options are to 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 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Archer (Nurim) ©
Mount Archer (Nurim)
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens ©
Rockhampton Botanic Gardens
Archer Park Rail Museum ©
Archer Park Rail Museum

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Seventeen Seventy

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). Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Joseph Banks Regional Park. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lady Musgrave Island, and then appreciate the history behind Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Seventeen Seventy online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Rockhampton to Seventeen Seventy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Seventeen Seventy can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lady Musgrave Island ©
Lady Musgrave Island

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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Elfotography Hervey Bay, then take a leisurely stroll along The Pier, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade, and finally make a splash at WetSide Water Park. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours and then look for gifts at Le Petit Chocolatier.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hervey Bay trip app.

Drive from Seventeen Seventy to Hervey Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Seventeen Seventy in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Hervey Bay, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Le Petit Chocolatier ©
Le Petit Chocolatier
Elfotography Hervey Bay ©
Elfotography Hervey Bay

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 26th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Underground Surf, kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach, and then explore the activities along Noosa River.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa trip maker.

Traveling by car from Hervey Bay to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa River ©
Noosa River
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

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.
On the 28th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, then walk around South Bank Parklands, and then get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane. On the next day, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 30th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, view the masterpieces at National Cartoon Gallery, then step off the mainland to explore Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mutton Bird Island Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take a leisurely stroll along Coffs Harbour Jetty, then don't miss a visit to The Clog Barn, and finally get great views at Forest Sky Pier.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour road trip planning tool.

Getting from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. June in Coffs Harbour sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your plan
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

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