34 days in Australia Itinerary

34 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Port Macquarie Airport, Drive to Crescent Head
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Crescent Head
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lennox Head
— 1 night
Drive
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Byron Bay
— 1 night
Fly to Sydney, Train to Jervis Bay
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Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
Fly
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Torquay
— 1 night
Fly
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Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prevelly
— 1 night
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Drive to Busselton Regional Airport, Fly to Learmonth Airport, Drive to Ningaloo
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Ningaloo
— 2 nights
Drive to Learmonth Airport, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Townsville
— 1 night
Train
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Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Noosa
— 4 nights
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Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Gold Coast
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Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yamba
— 2 nights
Drive

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Crescent Head — 2 nights

Crescent Head is a beach-side community 440 km north-northeast of Sydney, in Kempsey Shire, New South Wales, Australia. On the 2nd (Mon), kick back and relax at Horseshoe Bay Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Scotts Head Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Goolawah National Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Crescent Head day trip site.

Sydney to Crescent Head is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect nights in Crescent Head to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lennox Head.
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Lennox Head — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Macadamia Castle, then kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ainsworth.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lennox Head holiday maker.

Getting from Crescent Head to Lennox Head by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Crescent Head in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lennox Head: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Byron Bay.
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Byron Bay — 1 night

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 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Belongil Beach, then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then discover the deep blue sea with Byron Bay Dive Centre.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay trip planning tool.

Byron Bay is just a stone's throw from Lennox Head. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jervis Bay.
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Jervis Bay — 2 nights

A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll through Callala Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Dolphin Watch Cruises, then explore the activities along Moona Moona Creek, and finally kick back and relax at Hyams Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Booderee National Park.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Byron Bay to Jervis Bay in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Jervis Bay sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to fly to Torquay.
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Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Torquay — 1 night

Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

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You can fly from Jervis Bay to Torquay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jervis Bay in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Torquay, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Margaret River.
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Margaret River — 2 nights

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Village Thai Massage. On the 9th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at The Village Thai Massage, take in the waterfront at Busselton Jetty, then kick back and relax at Meelup Beach, then do a tasting at Domaine Naturaliste, and finally stroll through Hamelin Bay.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip app.

You can fly from Torquay to Margaret River in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Prevelly.
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Prevelly — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Point.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Prevelly trip site.

Prevelly is just a short distance from Margaret River. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Ningaloo.
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Ningaloo — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Reef.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ningaloo travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Prevelly to Ningaloo. In January, daily temperatures in Ningaloo can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 3 nights

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Cairns online road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Ningaloo to Cairns with the Route module. Traveling from Ningaloo to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ningaloo in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairns, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.
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Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

Port Douglas — 2 nights

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 17th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally take some stellar pictures from Rex Lookout.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Townsville.
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Townsville — 1 night

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, then stroll through The Strand, and finally trek along Castle Hill.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Townsville online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Townsville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Townsville are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Whitsunday Island.
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Find places to stay Jan 18 — 19:

Whitsunday Island — 1 night

On the 20th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island trip planner.

Getting from Townsville to Whitsunday Island by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Townsville in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Whitsunday Island, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Noosa.
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Noosa — 4 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Step out of the city life by going to Noosa National Park and Bulcock Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mooloolaba Beach and Noosa Main Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Noosa: Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Mooloolaba) and Kings Beach (in Caloundra). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, trot along with a tour on horseback, indulge in some personalized pampering at FloCryo, and contemplate the waterfront views at Noosa River.

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Getting from Whitsunday Island to Noosa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.
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Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:

Fraser Island — 4 nights

Visiting Lake McKenzie and Indian Head will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. January in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.
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Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:

Gold Coast — 3 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary & South Bank Parklands). Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World and experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip maker website.

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Gold Coast in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In January, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yamba.
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Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:

Yamba — 2 nights

Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Main Beach Yamba, then kick back and relax at Pippi Beach, then examine the collection at Yamba Museum, and finally tee off at Yamba Golf and Country Club. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Spooky Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Angourie Blue Pool, and then kick back and relax at Turners Beach.

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You can drive from Gold Coast to Yamba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Yamba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

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