29 days in Australia Itinerary

29 days in Australia Itinerary

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29 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
1
Wollongong
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 10 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Newcastle
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Byron Bay
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Hobart

5
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Symbio Wildlife Park and McCauley’s Beach. Go for a jaunt from Wollongong to Jamberoo to see Minnamurra Falls about 32 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Kanangra-Boyd National Park. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nattai National Park, get your game on at Revolution Laser Arena, take in nature's colorful creations at Wollongong Botanic Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Wollongong attractions planner.

Hobart to Wollongong is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wollongong: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Blue Mountains, Minnamurra Falls, Symbio Wildlife Park, Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
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Symbio Wildlife Park ©
Symbio Wildlife Park
Minnamurra Falls ©
Minnamurra Falls
Kanangra-Boyd National Park ©
Kanangra-Boyd National Park

10
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Wentworth Falls (Charles Darwin Walk & Wentworth Falls), Bridal Veil Falls (in Katoomba) and Blue Mountains National Park (Lincoln's Rock & The National Pass). The adventure continues: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Wollongong to Sydney by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Wollongong in April, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Wentworth Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

6
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Attractions like Speers Point Park and Jimmy's Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle: Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head), Bagnalls Beach Reserve (in Corlette) and Tomaree Head (in Shoal Bay). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, kick back and relax at Nobbys Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seal Rocks, and have some family-friendly fun at UnrealVR.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Newcastle day trip planner.

Drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Newcastle, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Forster, Tomaree Head, Cellito Beach, UnrealVR, Wyrrabalong National Park
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Speers Point Park ©
Speers Point Park
Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach

7
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kids will enjoy Broken Head Beach and Belongil Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Lismore Produce Market (in Lismore), Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Spooky Beach (in Angourie). The adventure continues: hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, head outdoors with Watersports Guru, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Newcastle to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. April in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Broken Head Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Spooky Beach, Watersports Guru, Lismore Produce Market
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Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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