23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Herberton
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Mount Surprise
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Cooktown
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h
4
Maryborough
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

7
nights
Herberton

Herberton ©
Herberton is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Herberton: Paronella Park (in Mena Creek), The Pocket (in El Arish) and Mamu Tropical Skywalk (in Innisfail). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Village Herberton, look for all kinds of wild species at Granite Gorge Nature Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Babinda Boulders.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Herberton trip itinerary planner.

Sydney to Herberton is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Herberton hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Mount Surprise.

Things to do in Herberton

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mareeba, Yungaburra, Millaa Millaa, Mission Beach, Atherton
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach

1
night
Mount Surprise

Mount Surprise
Mount Surprise is a town and locality in the Shire of Etheridge, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): head outdoors with Mount Surprise Gems - The Gem Den.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mount Surprise online trip planner .

You can drive from Herberton to Mount Surprise in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Mount Surprise

Outdoors

7
nights
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Isabella Falls has been added to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Cooktown to Bloomfield to see Bloomfield Waterfall about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of James Cook Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Grassy Hill, identify plant and animal life at Great Northern Tours, and kick back and relax at Finch Bay.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cooktown trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mount Surprise to Cooktown takes 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Maryborough.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bloomfield Waterfall, Black Mountain National Park
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Isabella Falls ©
Isabella Falls
James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill

6
nights
Maryborough

Maryborough ©
Maryborough is a city located on the Mary River in Queensland, Australia, approximately 255km north of the state capital, Brisbane. Change things up with these side-trips from Maryborough: Woodworks Museum & Interpretive Centre (in Gympie), Lake Wabby (in Fraser Island) and Barnacles Dolphin Centre (in Tin Can Bay). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Carlo Sand Blow, explore the activities along Lenthalls Dam, brush up on your military savvy at Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum, and see the interesting displays at Wide Bay Hospitals Museum.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Maryborough tour itinerary maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cooktown to Maryborough. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maryborough

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Barnacles Dolphin Centre, Carlo Sand Blow, Lake Wabby, Woodworks Museum & Interpretive Centre, Lychee Divine
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Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Lake Wabby ©
Lake Wabby
Barnacles Dolphin Centre ©
Barnacles Dolphin Centre

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