13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  6 h 45 min
1
Merimbula
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
2
Tuncurry
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
South West Rocks
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 45 min
5
Hay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Swan Hill
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Merimbula

Merimbula ©
Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. On the 17th (Fri), take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Potoroo Palace, and then get in on the family fun at Magic Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Rotary Walk and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Merimbula Aquarium & Wharf.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Merimbula trip planner.

Melbourne to Merimbula is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tuncurry.

Things to do in Merimbula

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
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Potoroo Palace ©
Potoroo Palace
The Merimbula Boardwalk ©
The Merimbula Boardwalk
Magic Mountain ©
Magic Mountain

2
nights
Tuncurry

Tuncurry ©
Tuncurry is a coastal town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Mid-Coast Council LGA, about 308km north north east of Sydney. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Bennetts Head Lookout, stroll through Elizabeth Beach, then kick back and relax at Boomerang Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Whitewashed Gallery.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tuncurry vacation maker.

Getting from Merimbula to Tuncurry by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In April in Tuncurry, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Tuncurry

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bennetts Head Lookout, Boomerang Beach, Elizabeth Beach, Whitewashed Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Tuncurry Rock Pool ©
Tuncurry Rock Pool
Bennetts Head Lookout ©
Bennetts Head Lookout

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Relax by the water at Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Brisbane (Mount Coot-tha Lookout & Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, and find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Tuncurry to Gold Coast takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Tuncurry in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gold Coast, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to South West Rocks.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Brisbane
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

2
nights
South West Rocks

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Horsehoe Bay Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sea views from Smoky Cape Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the South West Rocks road trip planning website.

You can drive from Gold Coast to South West Rocks in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, daytime highs in South West Rocks are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Hay.

Things to do in South West Rocks

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse

1
night
Hay

Hay ©
Hay is a town in the western Riverina region of south western New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden and then examine the collection at Shear Outback.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hay online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from South West Rocks to Hay in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Swan Hill.

Things to do in Hay

Museums
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Shear Outback ©
Shear Outback

2
nights
Swan Hill

Swan Hill ©
Swan Hill is a city in the northwest of Victoria, Australia on the Murray Valley Highway and on the south bank of the Murray River, downstream from the junction of the Loddon River. When in Swan Hill, make a side trip to see Reedy Lake Reserve in Kerang, approximately Kerang away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Pioneer Settlement, explore the galleries of Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Flying Boat Museum, and explore the activities along Murray River.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Swan Hill driving holiday planner.

Drive from Hay to Swan Hill in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Swan Hill

Museums Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Murray River, Reedy Lake Reserve, Flying Boat Museum
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Pioneer Settlement ©
Pioneer Settlement
Flying Boat Museum ©
Flying Boat Museum
Murray River ©
Murray River

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