29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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Noosa
— 2 nights
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Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
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Seventeen Seventy
— 3 nights
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Yeppoon
— 1 night
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Mackay
— 1 night
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Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
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Bowen
— 1 night
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Townsville
— 1 night
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Mission Beach
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Innisfail
— 1 day
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Townsville
— 1 night
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Emu Park
— 1 night
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Gladstone
— 1 night
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Bundaberg
— 1 night
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Mooloolaba
— 3 nights

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. On your second day here, stop by Underground Surf, then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, and then shop like a local with Hastings Street.

Plan my day in Noosa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Gold Coast to Noosa is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Hastings Street ©
Hastings Street

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Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Bring the kids along to Blue Dolphin Marine Tours and Breakout The Room. There's lots more to do: cool off at WetSide Water Park, relax and rejuvenate at Hervey Bay Massage and Day Spa, view the masterpieces at Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere, and stop by Harbour Gift Gallery.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay trip itinerary website.

Getting from Noosa to Hervey Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Blue Dolphin Marine Tours ©
Blue Dolphin Marine Tours
 WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park
Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere ©
Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere

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Seventeen Seventy

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). Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Joseph Banks Regional Park. The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with 1770 LARC! Tours, appreciate the history behind Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn, step off the mainland to explore Lady Musgrave Island, and see some colorful creatures with 1770reef.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seventeen Seventy day trip site.

You can drive from Hervey Bay to Seventeen Seventy in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Seventeen Seventy can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
1770 LARC! Tours ©
1770 LARC! Tours
Lady Musgrave Island ©
Lady Musgrave Island
1770reef ©
1770reef

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Yeppoon

Yeppoon ©
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. On the 3rd (Sun), get to know the resident critters at Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary, get a new perspective on things with Sail Capricornia, and then go for a walk through Bluff Point Walking Track.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yeppoon trip builder.

Getting from Seventeen Seventy to Yeppoon by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January, daytime highs in Yeppoon are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Sail Capricornia ©
Sail Capricornia

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Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): make a splash at Bluewater Lagoon, then take in nature's colorful creations at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, then make a splash at Mackay Aqua Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Town Beach.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mackay trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Yeppoon to Mackay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Mackay

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mackay Aqua Park ©
Mackay Aqua Park
Bluewater Lagoon ©
Bluewater Lagoon
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens ©
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

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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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Escape CQ. Venture out of the city with trips to Catseye Beach (in Hamilton Island) and Daydream Island Living Reef (in Daydream Island). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, cool off at Airlie Aqua Park, and view the masterpieces at Above & Below Photography Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach online vacation planner.

You can drive from Mackay to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bowen.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

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Bowen

Bowen
Bowen is a coastal town and locality in the Whitsunday Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bowen travel planning tool.

Drive from Airlie Beach to Bowen in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Bowen can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 8th (Fri), you'll travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Bowen

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 8th (Fri), get great views at Mount Stuart, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Townsville trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Bowen to Townsville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Townsville

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Jezzine Barracks ©
Jezzine Barracks
Mount Stuart ©
Mount Stuart

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Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
Change things up with a short trip to Murray Falls in Cardwell (about 56 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, view the masterpieces at Helen Wiltshire Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Golden Gumboot, and kick back and relax at Mission Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mission Beach day trip planning tool.

Getting from Townsville to Mission Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Skydiving

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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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, stop by Annie's at the Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairns day trip planning tool.

Getting from Mission Beach to Cairns by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. January in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Innisfail.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Innisfail

Innisfail ©
Innisfail a town and locality in the Cassowary Coast Region in Far North Queensland, Australia. On the 16th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Mamu Tropical Skywalk, walk around Paronella Park, and then kick back and relax at Etty Bay.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Innisfail trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Innisfail takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Innisfail

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Paronella Park ©
Paronella Park
Etty Bay ©
Etty Bay
Mamu Tropical Skywalk ©
Mamu Tropical Skywalk

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Townsville

Townsville
To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Townsville online vacation planner.

Drive from Innisfail to Townsville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Emu Park.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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Emu Park

Emu Park ©
Emu Park is a small town and locality on the Capricorn Coast located 21 kilometres south of Yeppoon in Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Koorana Crocodile Farm, stroll around Anzac Plaza Emu Park, and then don't miss a visit to Singing Ship.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Emu Park online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Townsville to Emu Park. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gladstone.

Things to do in Emu Park

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Koorana Crocodile Farm ©
Koorana Crocodile Farm
Singing Ship ©
Singing Ship

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Gladstone

Gladstone ©
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in nature's colorful creations at Tondoon Botanic Gardens, then let the kids burn off some steam at East Shores Water Park, and finally take some stellar pictures from Auckland Hill Lookout.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Gladstone trip maker tool.

Drive from Emu Park to Gladstone in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Gladstone

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
East Shores Water Park ©
East Shores Water Park
Tondoon Botanic Gardens ©
Tondoon Botanic Gardens
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stop by Macadamias Australia, see the interesting displays at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, and then admire the natural beauty at Bundaberg Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alexandra Park Zoo, take some stellar pictures from Hummock Lookout, then find your balance on the water with Enviro Reefs Paddle & Surf School, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mon Repos Turtle Encounter.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bundaberg online holiday planner.

Getting from Gladstone to Bundaberg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. January in Bundaberg sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens ©
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens
Alexandra Park Zoo ©
Alexandra Park Zoo
Enviro Reefs Paddle & Surf School ©
Enviro Reefs Paddle & Surf School

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Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): make a splash at Thrill Hill Waterslide, then make a splash at Aqua Park Bli Bli, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Australia Zoo, find something for the whole family at The Ginger Factory, and then look for gifts at Podie Pie.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba road trip app.

You can drive from Bundaberg to Mooloolaba in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast ©
SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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