20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Warragul
Drive:  7 h 30 min
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Gunning
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Kendall
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
3
Caloundra
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Rockhampton
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Tweed Heads
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h 15 min
9
Merimbula
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
End: Warragul

1
night
Gunning

Gunning
Gunning is a town on the Old Hume Highway, between Goulburn and Yass in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia, about 260 km south-west of Sydney and 75 km north of the national capital, Canberra. To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gunning day trip website.

Warragul to Gunning is an approximately 6- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. December in Gunning sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off to Kendall.

Things to do in Gunning

Nightlife Shopping Museums

1
night
Kendall

Kendall ©
Kendall is a town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia.HistoryKendall was originally named Camden Heads, as it is located on the Camden Haven River. To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kendall journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Gunning to Kendall takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Gunning in December, expect nights in Kendall to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Caloundra.

Things to do in Kendall

Wineries

Side Trip

Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze
Highlights from your plan
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze ©
Bago Vineyards and Bago Maze

1
night
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bulcock Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Caloundra trip planner.

You can drive from Kendall to Caloundra in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Kendall in December, expect nights in Caloundra to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Caloundra

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bulcock Beach ©
Bulcock Beach

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nights
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Archer and Yeppoon Golf Club. Get out of town with these interesting Rockhampton side-trips: Langmorn Station (in Raglan) and East Shores Water Park (in Gladstone).

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rockhampton attractions planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Caloundra to Rockhampton in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Caloundra in December, expect nights in Rockhampton to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. You'll set off for Bundaberg on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Yeppoon Golf Club, Langmorn Station, East Shores Water Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Archer ©
Mount Archer
Yeppoon Golf Club ©
Yeppoon Golf Club
East Shores Water Park ©
East Shores Water Park

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night
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bundaberg Rum Distillery and then identify plant and animal life at Mon Repos Turtle Encounter.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bundaberg online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Rockhampton to Bundaberg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Rockhampton in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bundaberg: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Wildlife Parks Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery

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night
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aquavue Cafe Watersports as well as Fraser Experience Tours. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): catch all the local highlights with Fraser Experience Tours, relax and float downstream with Aquavue Cafe Watersports, and then look for gifts at Mary Ryan's. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Queens Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary, and then don't miss a visit to Australiana Cottage Crafts.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Bundaberg to Hervey Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tweed Heads.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Maryborough
Highlights from your plan
Aquavue Cafe Watersports ©
Aquavue Cafe Watersports
Fraser Experience Tours ©
Fraser Experience Tours
Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary

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nights
Tweed Heads

Tweed Heads ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk. You'll get in some beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Tweed Heads side-trips: Kurrawa Beach (in Broadbeach) and Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford).

Before you visit Tweed Heads, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Explore your travel options from Hervey Bay to Tweed Heads with the Route module. In December, daily temperatures in Tweed Heads can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Tweed Heads

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Raggedy Anne Boutique, Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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nights
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to The Clog Barn, then look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Dorrigo. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Wicked Berries, fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Marine Conservation Park, then learn about winemaking at Raleigh Vineyard & Winery, and finally stroll through Coffs Harbour Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Coffs Harbour visit planning app.

You can drive from Tweed Heads to Coffs Harbour in 3.5 hours. January in Coffs Harbour sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Merimbula.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Parque Nacional de Dorrigo, Raleigh Vineyard & Winery
Highlights from your plan
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park ©
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park
Coffs Harbour Beach ©
Coffs Harbour Beach

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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. Get some historical perspective at Ben Boyd Tower and Green Cape Lighthouse. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Killer Whale Museum and Bega Cheese Heritage Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Pool (in Bermagui), Abc Cheese Factory Central Tilba (in Tilba Tilba) and Central Tilba Historic Village (in Central Tilba). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, find something for the whole family at Magic Mountain, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tathra Beach.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Merimbula trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Coffs Harbour to Merimbula takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Merimbula when traveling from Coffs Harbour in January, with lows around 18°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Merimbula

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Eden, Blue Pool, Abc Cheese Factory Central Tilba, Central Tilba Historic Village, Bega Cheese Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Potoroo Palace ©
Potoroo Palace
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Blue Pool ©
Blue Pool