36 days in Australia Itinerary

36 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner

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St George
— 1 night
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Longreach
— 1 night
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Camooweal
— 1 night
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Katherine
— 5 nights
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Yirrkala
— 7 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
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Darwin
— 6 nights
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Dundee Beach
— 3 nights
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Mataranka
— 1 night
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Cloncurry
— 1 night
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Cunnamulla
— 1 night
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Dubbo
— 1 night
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St George

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): shop like a local with The Unique Egg.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our St George vacation planner.

Rouse Hill to St George is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Longreach.

Things to do in St George

Museums · Shopping
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Longreach

— 1 night
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum.

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You can drive from St George to Longreach in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Camooweal.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums
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Camooweal

— 1 night
Camooweal is a small town and locality in the City of Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia. On the 23rd (Mon), take an in-depth tour of The Drovers Camp.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Camooweal trip planner.

Drive from Longreach to Camooweal in 9 hours. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Katherine.

Things to do in Camooweal

Museums

Katherine

— 5 nights
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Katherine Outback Experience as well as Nitmiluk Tours. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, and Head underground at Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Katherine travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Camooweal to Katherine takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Yirrkala.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Yirrkala

— 7 nights
Yirrkala is an indigenous community in Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory of Australia, 18 km South-East from the large mining town of Nhulunbuy. Yirrkala is known for . Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Yirrkala Arts Centre and Mulka Project.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yirrkala trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Katherine to Yirrkala in 25.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Katherine in May, expect nights in Yirrkala to be a bit warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 35°C. You'll set off for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) on the 5th (Sun).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 7 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Yellow Water Cruises as well as Arnhemlander 4WD Cultural Tour. Bring the kids along to Ubirr and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, stroll through Anbangbang Billabong, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and hike along Bardedjilidji Walk.

To see photos and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning app.

You can drive from Yirrkala to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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Darwin

— 6 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Adelaide River Cruises. Family-friendly places like Mindil Beach and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Darwin Waterfront, appreciate the history behind Darwin Cenotaph, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crocosaurus Cove.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Darwin trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 3 hours. June in Darwin sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dundee Beach.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors

Dundee Beach

— 3 nights
Dundee Beach is known for wildlife and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Dundee Explorer.

You can plan Dundee Beach trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Darwin to Dundee Beach in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Dundee Beach can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for Mataranka.

Things to do in Dundee Beach

Outdoors

Mataranka

— 1 night
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. You've now added Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Bitter Springs, stroll the grounds of Elsey Cemetery National Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Botanic Walk.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mataranka day trip website.

Getting from Dundee Beach to Mataranka by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cloncurry.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Cloncurry

— 1 night
Cloncurry is a town and locality in the Shire of Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia. On the 23rd (Thu), shop like a local with Dr David Harvey-Sutton Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cloncurry trip planner.

Drive from Mataranka to Cloncurry in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Cloncurry are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cunnamulla.

Things to do in Cloncurry

Museums · Shopping

Cunnamulla

— 1 night
Cunnamulla is a small town that lies on the Warrego River in South West Queensland, Australia, 206km south of Charleville, and approximately 750km west of the state capital, Brisbane.Cunnamulla is situated at the intersection of the Mitchell Highway and the Balonne Highway. For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cunnamulla road trip planner.

You can drive from Cloncurry to Cunnamulla in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Cunnamulla

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Dubbo

— 1 night
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
On the 24th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Taronga Western Plains Zoo and then make a trip to Alladins Cave Bottle House.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dubbo trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Cunnamulla to Dubbo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Dubbo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubbo

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.