17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Newcastle
— 2 nights
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Seal Rocks
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Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
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Byron Bay
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Noosa
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Hervey Bay
— 1 night
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Agnes Water
— 3 nights
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Bundaberg
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Maroochydore
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Lennox Head
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Port Macquarie
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The Entrance
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Newcastle — 2 nights

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): gain interesting insight with Fort Scratchley and then take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Gan Gan Lookout, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head, and then surround yourself with nature on Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours.

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Canberra to Newcastle is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in April since evenings lows in Newcastle dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Seal Rocks.
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Seal Rocks

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You can drive from Newcastle to Seal Rocks in 2 hours. April in Seal Rocks sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll set off for Coffs Harbour on the 17th (Sun).
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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.
To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Coffs Harbour trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Seal Rocks to Coffs Harbour in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll set off for Byron Bay on the 18th (Mon).
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Byron Bay

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then meet some fierce fish with Sundive Byron Bay.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Byron Bay trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Brisbane.
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Brisbane — 2 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane journey maker app.

Getting from Byron Bay to Brisbane by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Brisbane sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Noosa.
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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Noosa road trip planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll set off for Hervey Bay on the 20th (Wed).
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Hervey Bay — 1 night

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Pier.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hervey Bay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Noosa to Hervey Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Agnes Water.
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Agnes Water — 3 nights

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): appreciate the history behind Lieutenant James Cook Monument Cairn and then get outside with 1770reef. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Paperbark Forest Walk and then sample the fine beverages at 1770 Distillery.

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You can drive from Hervey Bay to Agnes Water in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Agnes Water, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bundaberg.
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Bundaberg

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Traveling by car from Agnes Water to Bundaberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will leave for Maroochydore on the 24th (Sun).
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Maroochydore — 2 nights

Maroochydore is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the galleries of Seaview Art Gallery and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Maroochydore travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Bundaberg to Maroochydore takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 2 nights

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 26th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and then kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast route maker.

Getting from Maroochydore to Gold Coast by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lennox Head.
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Lennox Head

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lennox Head trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Lennox Head in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Lennox Head. On the 28th (Thu), you're off to Port Macquarie.
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Port Macquarie — 2 nights

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Port Macquarie Camel Safari's and then enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and then see the interesting displays at Roto House.

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Traveling by car from Lennox Head to Port Macquarie takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Lennox Head, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to The Entrance.
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The Entrance — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then get to know the fascinating history of The Entrance Heritage Walk.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read The Entrance trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Port Macquarie to The Entrance by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in The Entrance, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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.
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Sunshine Coast travel guide

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Beaches, sun-drenched streets, and a relaxed ambience are the defining elements of Sunshine Coast, a region just north of Brisbane. Having grown rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, Sunshine Coast became a popular destination for surfers in particular and has now grown into a well-managed city focused on "green" economic development.
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