42 days in Australia Itinerary

42 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Moe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Lakes Entrance
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Mallacoota
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Merimbula
— 3 nights
Bus:  30 min
5
Eden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Ulladulla
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Greenwich
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
8
Windsor
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Pokolbin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
10
Newcastle
— 3 nights
Bus:  30 min
11
Williamtown
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
12
Nelson Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
13
Port Macquarie
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
14
Bacchus Marsh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
15
Warrnambool
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Moe

Moe ©
Moe is a town in Latrobe Valley in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. Get some historical perspective at Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine and Walhalla Tramline Walkway. Appreciate the collections at Old Gippstown - Gippsland's Heritage Park and Town & Country Gallery. Explore Moe's surroundings by going to Agnes Falls (in Hazel Park), Walhalla (Walhalla Cemetery & Old Walhalla Post Office Museum) and Grand Ridge Rail Trail (in Mirboo North). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Edward Hunter Bush Reserve, relax in the rural setting at Toora Wind Farm, and stroll through Moe to Yallourn Rail Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Moe trip planner.

Melbourne to Moe is an approximately 2- hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Moe

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Walhalla, Agnes Falls, Grand Ridge Rail Trail, Toora Wind Farm, Town & Country Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Edward Hunter Bush Reserve ©
Edward Hunter Bush Reserve
Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine ©
Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine
Agnes Falls ©
Agnes Falls

3
nights
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Get outdoors at Raymond Island and Buchan Caves. Go for a jaunt from Lakes Entrance to Bairnsdale to see St Mary's Catholic Church about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Wyanga Park Winery, examine the collection at Griffiths' Sea Shell Museum & Marine Display, enjoy the sand and surf at Lakes Entrance Beach, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bullant Brewery.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lakes Entrance vacation tool.

Getting from Moe to Lakes Entrance by car takes about 2.5 hours. June in Lakes Entrance sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mallacoota.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Nicholson River Winery, Buchan Caves, St Mary's Catholic Church, Raymond Island, Bullant Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Lakes Entrance Beach ©
Lakes Entrance Beach
Buchan Caves ©
Buchan Caves
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church

1
night
Mallacoota

Mallacoota ©
Tucked away on a beautiful inlet in far-east Gippsland is Mallacoota, a popular year-round coastal destination that enjoys Victoria's warmest winter temperatures and cool ocean breezes in summer, with the bonus of its proximity to the magnificent Croajingolong National Park.
On the 7th (Sun), hike along Mallacoota Coastal Walks, brush up on your military savvy at WW11 Bunker Museum, then get lost in a book at Mallacoota Information Centre, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Gabo Island Lighthouse.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mallacoota trip planning website.

You can drive from Lakes Entrance to Mallacoota in 2.5 hours. June in Mallacoota sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Merimbula.

Things to do in Mallacoota

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gabo Island Lighthouse ©
Gabo Island Lighthouse
WW11 Bunker Museum ©
WW11 Bunker Museum

3
nights
Merimbula

Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Panboola Wetlands. Let the collections at Bega Valley Regional Gallery and Bega Cheese Heritage Centre capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Bar Rock Lookout and Australia Rock (in Narooma) and Blue Pool (in Bermagui). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Tathra Beach, admire the natural beauty at Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk, get in on the family fun at Magic Mountain, and take in the waterfront at The Merimbula Boardwalk.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Merimbula trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Mallacoota to Merimbula takes 1.5 hours. In June in Merimbula, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Eden.

Things to do in Merimbula

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Narooma, Tathra, Bega, Blue Pool, Panboola Wetlands
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Blue Pool ©
Blue Pool
Tathra Beach ©
Tathra Beach

2
nights
Eden

Eden ©
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
On the 11th (Thu), examine the collection at Killer Whale Museum, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then steep yourself in history at Ben Boyd Tower. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Green Cape Lighthouse.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Eden travel itinerary planner.

Eden is just a short distance from Merimbula. In June in Eden, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ulladulla.

Things to do in Eden

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Green Cape Lighthouse ©
Green Cape Lighthouse

3
nights
Ulladulla

Ulladulla
Ulladulla is a coastal town in New South Wales, Australia in the City of Shoalhaven local government area. Fleet Air Arm Museum and Anica Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area and Pebbly Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ulladulla: Nowra (St. Michael's Catholic Church Nowra & Shoalhaven Zoo). The adventure continues: try some of the vintages at Cupitts Winery and identify plant and animal life at Feeding Wild Rainbow Lorrikeets.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ulladulla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eden to Ulladulla takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ulladulla can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Greenwich.

Things to do in Ulladulla

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Nowra, Anica Art Gallery, Pebbly Beach, Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area, Feeding Wild Rainbow Lorrikeets
Highlights from your plan
Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area
Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area
Pebbly Beach ©
Pebbly Beach
Cupitts Winery ©
Cupitts Winery

1
night
Greenwich

Greenwich ©
Greenwich is a suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. On the 16th (Tue), let little ones run wild at Milson Park, then kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, then see the interesting displays at Mary Mackillop Place, and finally identify plant and animal life at Blues Point Reserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Greenwich road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ulladulla to Greenwich takes 3.5 hours. In June in Greenwich, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Windsor.

Things to do in Greenwich

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Milson Park, Blues Point Reserve, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Mary Mackillop Place
Highlights from your plan
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Blues Point Reserve ©
Blues Point Reserve
Mary Mackillop Place ©
Mary Mackillop Place

4
nights
Windsor

Windsor ©
Get in touch with nature at Lynwood Country Club and Trees Adventure Grose River Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kurrajong Radio Museum and Hawkesbury Regional Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windsor: Ettalong Beach (in Ettalong Beach), Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park (in Calga) and Ferry Artists Gallery (in Wisemans Ferry).

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Windsor vacation tool.

Getting from Greenwich to Windsor by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Greenwich in June, Windsor is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Windsor

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bilpin, Kurrajong Radio Museum, Ebenezer Church, Rouse Hill Estate, Ettalong Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Trees Adventure Grose River Park ©
Trees Adventure Grose River Park
Lynwood Country Club ©
Lynwood Country Club

3
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Take a break from the city and head to Watagans National Park and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Harkham Wines, meet the residents at Hunter Valley Zoo, and take in the exciting artwork at Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pokolbin trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Windsor to Pokolbin in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nulkaba, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Watagans National Park
Highlights from your plan
Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Ernest Hill Wines ©
Ernest Hill Wines
Ivanhoe Wines ©
Ivanhoe Wines

3
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Newcastle Museum and Miss Porter's House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Norah Head Lighthouse and Nobbys Head. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle side-trips: The Entrance (The Entrance Pelican Feed & The Entrance Heritage Walk). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach, let little ones run wild at Blackbutt Reserve, go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, and stroll through Merewether Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Newcastle sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Pokolbin to Newcastle in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Williamtown.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

The Entrance, Norah Head Lighthouse, UnrealVR
Highlights from your plan
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Norah Head Lighthouse ©
Norah Head Lighthouse
Merewether Beach ©
Merewether Beach

1
night
Williamtown

Williamtown ©
Williamtown is a rural suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 27th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Fighter World, see Off-Road Tours, then get to know the resident critters at Oakvale Wildlife Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Stockton Sand Dunes.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Williamtown trip planner.

Williamtown is just a short distance from Newcastle. In June, daytime highs in Williamtown are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Williamtown

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Stockton Sand Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Oakvale Wildlife Park ©
Oakvale Wildlife Park
Off-Road Tours
Fighter World ©
Fighter World

3
nights
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Get in touch with nature at Tomaree Head and Fingal Bay Beach. Visit Elizabeth Beach and Bagnalls Beach Reserve for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Nelson Bay with a short trip to Boomerang Beach in Boomerang Beach, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Gan Gan Lookout, enjoy the sea views from Nelson Head Heritage Lighthouse and Reserve, and take some stellar pictures from Barry Park.

For more things to do and tourist information, read Nelson Bay day trip planner.

You can drive from Williamtown to Nelson Bay in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fingal Bay, Elizabeth Beach, Tomaree Head, Bagnalls Beach Reserve, Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fingal Bay Beach ©
Fingal Bay Beach

4
nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Appreciate the collections at Port Macquarie Museum and Timbertown Wauchope. Take a break from the city and head to Koala Hospital and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Macquarie: Maritime Museum South West Rocks (in South West Rocks) and Yarriabini National Park (in Stuarts Point). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Tacking Point Lighthouse, trek along Coastal walk, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and don't miss a visit to Breakwall Waking Path.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nelson Bay to Port Macquarie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nelson Bay in June, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bacchus Marsh.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Maritime Museum South West Rocks, Yarriabini National Park, Timbertown Wauchope
Highlights from your plan
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Bacchus Marsh

Bacchus Marsh ©
Bacchus Marsh is a rural centre and regional locality in Victoria, Australia located approximately 57km north west of the state capital Melbourne and 15km west of Melton at a near equidistance to the major cities of Melbourne, Ballarat and Geelong. Step out of the city life by going to Hanging Rock Reserve and Mount Macedon. Anglican Parish of Woodend and Our Lady Ta' Pinu Shrine will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bacchus Marsh: Woodend Cemetery (in Woodend), Gisborne Peak Winery (in Gisborne) and Forest Glade Gardens (in Mount Macedon). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at You Yangs Regional Park and stop by St Anne's Winery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bacchus Marsh tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Port Macquarie to Bacchus Marsh with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Bacchus Marsh can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Bacchus Marsh

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Woodend, Mount Macedon, Gisborne Peak Winery, You Yangs Regional Park, Forest Glade Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Rock Reserve ©
Hanging Rock Reserve
You Yangs Regional Park ©
You Yangs Regional Park
Mount Macedon ©
Mount Macedon

5
nights
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Get outdoors at Loch Ard Gorge and Port Campbell National Park. Let the collections at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and Allansford Cheese World and Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Warrnambool: Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop (in Narrawong), Cape Nelson lighthouse (in Portland) and Port Campbell (London Bridge & The Grotto). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, learn about winemaking at Basalt Wines, view the masterpieces at Ngatanwarr Mural, and walk around Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Warrnambool trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Bacchus Marsh to Warrnambool in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Port Campbell, Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop, Allansford Cheese World and Museum, Cape Nelson lighthouse, Basalt Wines
Highlights from your plan
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

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