17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  2​h
1
Warragul
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Echuca
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tocumwal
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
4
Marree
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Warragul

Warragul ©
Warragul is a town in Victoria, Australia, 104km east-southeast of Melbourne. Family-friendly places like The Enchanted Adventure Garden and Venus Bay Eco Retreat will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Warragul: Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm (in Main Ridge), Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine (in Walhalla) and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (in Pearcedale). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, admire the natural beauty at Panorama Garden Estate, stroll through Rotary Park, and admire all the interesting features of State Coal Mine.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Warragul road trip app .

Melbourne to Warragul is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Warragul when traveling from Melbourne in April, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Echuca.

Things to do in Warragul

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Panorama Garden Estate, Venus Bay Eco Retreat, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, State Coal Mine, Pakenham Racing Club
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The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Venus Bay Eco Retreat ©
Venus Bay Eco Retreat

4
nights
Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Echuca: Bendigo (Central Deborah Gold Mine, Sacred Heart Cathedral, & more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Great Aussie Beer Shed, engage your brain at TwistED, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bandicoot Brewing Pty Ltd, and admire all the interesting features of Billabong Ranch.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Echuca trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Warragul to Echuca takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tocumwal.

Things to do in Echuca

#Museums, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bendigo
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Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Billabong Ranch ©
Billabong Ranch
The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed

1
night
Tocumwal

Tocumwal ©
Tocumwal is a town in the southern Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Berrigan Shire local government area, near the Victorian border. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Chrystie's Museum, then experience rural life at The Big Strawberry, then admire the natural beauty at Cactus Country, and finally relax in the rural setting at Old Woperana Working Farm and Animal Nursery.

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Traveling by car from Echuca to Tocumwal takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Marree.

Things to do in Tocumwal

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Cactus Country, The Big Strawberry
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The Big Strawberry ©
The Big Strawberry
Cactus Country ©
Cactus Country

1
day
Marree

Marree ©
Marree is a small town located in the north of South Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mutonia Sculpture Park and then make a trip to Farina.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marree vacation maker website .

Drive from Tocumwal to Marree in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.
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Farina ©
Farina
Mutonia Sculpture Park ©
Mutonia Sculpture Park

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 16th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Old Timers Mine, then admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, stop by Opalios, look for gifts at Seven Stones Designer Jewellers, then admire all the interesting features of Tom's Working Opal Mine, and finally see the interesting displays at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Coober Pedy trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marree to Coober Pedy in 11.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In April, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Family-friendly places like Alice Springs Desert Park and Alice Springs Reptile Centre will thrill your kids. Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, see the interesting displays at Road Transport Hall of Fame, and admire the natural beauty at Olive Pink Botanic Garden.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Coober Pedy to Alice Springs takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Coober Pedy in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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