15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Drive to Melbourne International Airport, Fly to Merimbula Airport, Drive to Pambula
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Pambula
— 1 night
Drive
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Batemans Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Wollongong
— 1 night
Drive
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Tea Gardens
— 1 night
Drive
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Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Fly
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Byron Bay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nambucca Heads
— 1 night
Drive
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Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive
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Shellharbour
— 1 night
Drive
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Tathra
— 1 night
Drive
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Marlo
— 1 night
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Pambula

— 1 night
Pambula is a coastal village big in history, its peaceful lakes and idyllic river mouth a far cry from the hustle and bustle following the discovery of gold near the township in the 1880s.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Panboola Wetlands and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Longstocking Brewery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pambula online road trip planner.

Templestowe to Pambula is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Batemans Bay.

Things to do in Pambula

Wildlife · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Batemans Bay

— 1 night
A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
On the 8th (Wed), get to know the resident critters at Birdland Animal Park and then meet the residents at Mogo Wildlife Park.

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You can drive from Pambula to Batemans Bay in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Pambula in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Batemans Bay, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Batemans Bay

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:

Wollongong

— 1 night
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): cruise along Grand Pacific Drive - Sydney to Wollongong and Beyond, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Symbio Wildlife Park, and then look for gifts at Wollongong Central.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Wollongong trip builder app.

You can drive from Batemans Bay to Wollongong in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Wollongong can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tea Gardens.

Things to do in Wollongong

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:

Tea Gardens

— 1 night
Tea Gardens is a locality in the Mid-Coast Council local government area, located near the southern extremity of the Mid North Coast and the northern extremity of the Hunter Region in New South Wales, Australia.At the Tea Gardens had a population of 2,884, with most of the population resident in the village of Tea Gardens at the southern end of the locality.GeographyTea Gardens extends along the west bank of the Myall River from Port Stephens about in a north-north-easterly direction. On the 10th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Bennetts Beach and then snap pictures at Singing Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Wollongong to Tea Gardens takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Tea Gardens

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:
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Coffs Harbour

— 1 night
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get great views at Forest Sky Pier, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with Dolphin Marine Conservation Park, and then kick back and relax at Coffs Harbour Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Coffs Harbour online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tea Gardens to Coffs Harbour takes 3.5 hours. December in Coffs Harbour sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:

Byron Bay

— 4 nights
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.
Take a break from Byron Bay with a short trip to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre in Murwillumbah, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Belongil Beach, and delve into the mystery of Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Coffs Harbour, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Byron Bay, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nambucca Heads.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:

Nambucca Heads

— 1 night
Nambucca Heads is a town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia in Nambucca Shire. On the 16th (Thu), kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nambucca Heads Beach, and then don't miss a visit to V-Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Dorrigo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nambucca Heads trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Nambucca Heads in 3 hours. Traveling from Byron Bay in December, expect nights in Nambucca Heads to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Nambucca Heads

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:

Newcastle

— 1 night
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stroll through Nobbys Beach, go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, and then see majestic marine mammals with CoastXP.

Make your Newcastle itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Nambucca Heads to Newcastle in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shellharbour.

Things to do in Newcastle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:

Shellharbour

— 1 night
Shellharbour is a suburb located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at HARS Aviation Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiama Harbour.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Shellharbour online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Shellharbour takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tathra.

Things to do in Shellharbour

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

Tathra

— 1 night
Tathra is a seaside town on the Sapphire Coast found on the South Coast, New South Wales, Australia in Bega Valley Shire. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at Sapphire Spa and then stroll through Tathra Beach.

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You can drive from Shellharbour to Tathra in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Shellharbour, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tathra, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Marlo.

Things to do in Tathra

Wildlife · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

Marlo

— 1 night
To see photos and more tourist information, use the Marlo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tathra to Marlo takes 3 hours. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Marlo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

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.