59 days in Australia Itinerary

59 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia route planner

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Drive
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Hawker
— 2 nights
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Drive to Port Augusta Airport, Fly to Brisbane International Airport, Drive to Yamba
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Yamba
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fraser Island
— 7 nights
Drive
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Coolum Beach
— 8 nights
Drive to Brisbane International Airport, Fly to Townsville
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Townsville
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 8 nights
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
Drive
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Darwin
— 6 nights
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 6 nights
Fly to Melbourne, Train to Warrnambool
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Warrnambool
— 6 nights
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Hawker

— 2 nights
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stop by Wilpena Panorama. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Flinders Ranges National Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Hawker trip simple and quick.

Portland to Hawker is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yamba.

Things to do in Hawker

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
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Yamba

— 4 nights
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Kids will appreciate attractions like Pippi Beach and Clarence River Lighthouse. Explore Yamba's surroundings by going to Iguana Beachwear Gifts & Home Decor (in Iluka) and Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum (in Evans Head). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Turners Beach, experience rural life at Cardiff Alpacas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Main Beach Yamba.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yamba trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Hawker to Yamba with the Route module. Traveling from Hawker to Yamba, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Yamba

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

Fraser Island

— 7 nights
Family-friendly places like Lake McKenzie and Boomanjin lake will thrill your kids.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Yamba to Fraser Island in 9 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Coolum Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 20:

Coolum Beach

— 8 nights
Coolum Beach is a beachside town on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and is also the beach around which the town is based.HistoryThe name is derived from the local Undumbi word gulum or guloom, meaning "blunt" or "headless", referring to the shape of Mount Coolum, which has no peak.According to Aboriginal legend, Ninderry knocked off Coolum's head and it fell into the ocean and is now Mudjimba Island.The Coolum district was the traditional land of the Inabara or Yinneburra clan of the Undanbi Tribe. Family-friendly places like Australia Zoo and Boat Tours & Water Sports will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Coolum Beach to Maleny to see Maleny Dairies about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, cool off at Aqua Park Bli Bli, stroll through Stumers Creek, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Coolum Beach online trip builder.

You can drive from Fraser Island to Coolum Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Coolum Beach can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Coolum Beach

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 28:

Townsville

— 4 nights
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Castle Hill. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, take some stellar pictures from Mount Stuart, get to know the resident critters at Billabong Sanctuary, and don't miss a visit to Jezzine Barracks.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Townsville trip itinerary maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coolum Beach to Townsville. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Coolum Beach in April, with highs in Townsville at 35°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:

Cairns

— 8 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 10th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Cairns visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Cairns takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Cairns, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 10:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 7 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get great views at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bardedjilidji Walk.

Start your trip to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Do a combination of flight and car from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 17:

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.
Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mindil Beach will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, cool off at Wave Lagoon, and see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin road trip planning site.

Drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 3 hours. In May in Darwin, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 17 — 23:

Alice Springs

— 6 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Bring the kids along to Walking tours and The Kangaroo Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: get great views at Anzac Hill, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, get a taste of the local shopping with Yubu Napa Art Gallery, and stroll through Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Alice Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in May, expect nights in Alice Springs to be much colder, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 23 — 29:

Warrnambool

— 6 nights
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Family-friendly places like Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground and Bay of Islands will thrill your kids. Explore Warrnambool's surroundings by going to Griffiths Island (in Port Fairy) and Port Campbell (London Bridge, Twelve Apostles, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Loch Ard Gorge, admire the striking features of Warrnambool Breakwater, get impressive views of Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, and see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read Warrnambool attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Alice Springs to Warrnambool in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 4:

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.

Kakadu National Park travel guide

4.2
World heritage site · Nature & Wildlife Tours · Geologic Formations
In Australia's biggest national park you'll find rugged escarpments, lush rainforest and rock art galleries up to 20,000 years old. Learn about Aboriginal culture from traditional owners the Bininj/Mungguy people, take in thundering waterfalls and witness millions of migratory birds among the wetlands. Experience Kakadu's magic in six dramatically different seasons. International flights arrive directly into Darwin from many global hubs. From the airport it's about a three hour drive by car to Kakadu National Park. Follow the Nature's Way route from Darwin for a longer adventure through the Top End.

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