51 days in Australia Itinerary

51 days in Australia Itinerary

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Normanton
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Cloncurry
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Mount Isa
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Winton
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Hughenden
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Townsville
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Bowen
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Airlie Beach
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Mackay
— 3 nights
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Rockhampton
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Yeppoon
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Seventeen Seventy
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Childers
— 2 nights
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Hervey Bay
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Fraser Island
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Tin Can Bay
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Gympie
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Noosa
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Caloundra
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Bribie Island
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Kingscliff
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Normanton

— 2 nights
Normanton is a small cattle town and locality in the Shire of Carpentaria in Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Krys the Crocodile.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Normanton day trip planner.

Mareeba to Normanton is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mareeba in June: highs in Normanton hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cloncurry.

Cloncurry

— 2 nights
Cloncurry is a town and locality in the Shire of Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia. For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Cloncurry trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Normanton to Cloncurry takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Normanton in June, things will get little chillier in Cloncurry: highs are around 30°C and lows about 16°C. You'll set off for Mount Isa on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Cloncurry

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Mount Isa

— 2 nights
Mount Isa is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hard Times Mine as well as Outback at Isa. On the 13th (Sun), head outdoors with Telstra Hill. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Outback at Isa, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hard Times Mine, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Isa City Lookout.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Isa day trip app.

Traveling by car from Cloncurry to Mount Isa takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cloncurry in June, Mount Isa is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Winton.

Things to do in Mount Isa

Outdoors · Museums

Winton

— 3 nights
Winton is a town and locality in the Shire of Winton in Central West Queensland, Australia. Winton is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Waltzing Matilda Centre.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Winton trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Mount Isa to Winton takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 18th (Fri), you're off to Hughenden.

Things to do in Winton

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Hughenden

— 3 nights
Hughenden is a town and locality in the Shire of Flinders, Queensland, Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kronosaurus Korner and Flinders Discovery Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Porcupine Gorge National Park and Richmond Fossil Hunting Sites. Step out of Hughenden to go to Richmond and see Cambridge Downs Heritage Display Centre, which is approximately 1h 20 min away.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hughenden trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Winton to Hughenden in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Hughenden can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Hughenden

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Townsville

— 2 nights
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 21st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St James Cathedral, learn about all things military at Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Townsville Museum and Historical Society. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then steep yourself in history at Kissing Point Fort, and then take in the exciting artwork at The Drill Hall Studio.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Townsville tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Hughenden to Townsville by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Hughenden in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Townsville, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Bowen.

Things to do in Townsville

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Bowen

— 2 nights
Bowen is a coastal town and locality in the Whitsunday Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Bowen Historical Society and Museum, then make a trip to Mother Beddock Rock, and then step off the mainland to explore Gloucester Island National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Queens Beach, stroll through Grays Bay, and then identify plant and animal life at Horseshoe Bay.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bowen driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Townsville to Bowen takes 2.5 hours. In June in Bowen, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Bowen

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Airlie Beach

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the galleries of Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop, then examine the collection at Proserpine Museum, and then kick back and relax at Hydeaway Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on Turtle Tours, then get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the exciting artwork at Into The Blue Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Boathaven Beach.

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Drive from Bowen to Airlie Beach in an hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Bowen in June, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mackay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Mackay

— 3 nights
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Melba House and Mackay General Cemetery. Relax by the water at Dolphin Heads and Far Beach. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lamberts Beach, kick back and relax at Harbour Beach, take some stellar pictures from Slade Point, and take a memorable drive along Mango Avenue.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mackay holiday site.

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Mackay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Airlie Beach in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Mackay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Mackay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rockhampton

— 3 nights
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mt Morgan Historical Museum and C.Q. Military & Artifacts Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like FLOW Visitors Centre and Saleyards Distillery. Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Morgan (Frank Golding Lookout & "Big" Mount Morgan Dam). Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Mount Archer National Park.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rockhampton trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mackay to Rockhampton takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Mackay in June, plan for little chillier nights in Rockhampton, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Yeppoon

— 2 nights
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Emu Park Historical Museum, browse the exhibits of Emu Park Art Gallery, then grab your bike and head to Capricorn Coast Pineapple Rail Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Spring Head Lookout. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Farnborough Beach, see the interesting displays at Shell World Yeppoon, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yeppoon Main Beach.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yeppoon visit planning tool.

Getting from Rockhampton to Yeppoon by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Yeppoon are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seventeen Seventy.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Seventeen Seventy

— 4 nights
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). Step off the beaten path and head to Joseph Banks Regional Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Take a break from Seventeen Seventy with a short trip to Wild Cattle Island National Park in Tannum Sands, about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Butterfly Walk. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seventeen Seventy trip planning app.

Drive from Yeppoon to Seventeen Seventy in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Yeppoon in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seventeen Seventy, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Childers.

Things to do in Seventeen Seventy

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Childers

— 2 nights
Childers is a town and locality in the Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Military And Memorabilia Museum, engage your brain at Old Pharmacy Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Palace Backpackers Memorial. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Hill of Promise Estate Winery, do a tasting at Ohana Winery & Exotic Fruits, and then stop by Figtree Treasures.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Childers trip itinerary site.

Drive from Seventeen Seventy to Childers in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Seventeen Seventy in July, Childers is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Childers

Museums · Wineries · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Hervey Bay

— 4 nights
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mary Ann Steam Locomotive and Maryborough City Hall. Appreciate the collections at Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere and Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at Hervey Bay Massage and Day Spa, contemplate the long history of Old Maryborough Railway Station, don't miss a visit to Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, and walk around Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hervey Bay day trip planning website.

You can drive from Childers to Hervey Bay in an hour. July in Hervey Bay sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Fraser Island

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Champagne Pools and then contemplate the waterfront views at Indian Head. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Waddy Point and then don't miss a visit to K'gari.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fraser Island itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Tin Can Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Tin Can Bay

— 2 nights
Tin Can Bay is a town and locality in the Wide Bay–Burnett region in Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Searys Creek and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours and then stroll through Rainbow Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tin Can Bay road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fraser Island to Tin Can Bay takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gympie.

Things to do in Tin Can Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Gympie

— 2 nights
Gympie is a regional city in the Wide Bay-Burnett region of Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for gifts at Cheese world Goomeri, get engrossed in the history at Kilkivan Shire Museum, and then trek along Victory Heights Trail Network. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Gympie Regional Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Woodworks Museum & Interpretive Centre, and then admire the masterpieces at Kin Kin East Steve Weis Gallery.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gympie road trip website.

You can drive from Tin Can Bay to Gympie in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Gympie

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Noosa

— 2 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): view the masterpieces at Noosa Regional gallery, take some stellar pictures from Lows Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolum Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at Essential Bodywork, and finally take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, then examine the collection at Yandina Historic House, and then see what you can catch with Fish Noosa.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Noosa trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Gympie to Noosa takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Caloundra.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Caloundra

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Mapleton Observatory, then take in the exciting artwork at Montville Art Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chenrezig Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses, view the masterpieces at Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, then view the masterpieces at Seaview Art Gallery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Caloundra attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Caloundra takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Caloundra, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Caloundra

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Bribie Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at Banksia Beach and then stroll around Col Fisher Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Centenary Lakes, then admire the masterpieces at Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Island Dive.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Bribie Island tour planner.

Traveling by car from Caloundra to Bribie Island takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kingscliff.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kingscliff

— 2 nights
A coastal town that hosts surfers, swimmers, and water-sport enthusiasts, Kingscliff is a wet and wild vacation spot.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah, then identify plant and animal life at O'Reillys Birds of Prey, and then relax in the rural setting at Buck's Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Grainery, then stroll through Fingal Beach, and then stop by Raggedy Anne Boutique.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kingscliff tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Bribie Island to Kingscliff takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Kingscliff are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Evans Head.

Things to do in Kingscliff

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Evans Head

Evans Head is a town in Richmond Valley Shire of the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Evans Head trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Kingscliff to Evans Head in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kingscliff in July since evenings lows in Evans Head dip to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Evans Head

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Australia travel guide

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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.