18 days in Parkdale & Birdsville Itinerary

18 days in Parkdale & Birdsville Itinerary

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18 days in Parkdale & Birdsville Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  45​min
— 11 nights
Drive:  15​h
— 4 nights
Drive:  14​h 45​min
End: Melbourne


Parkdale ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Glen Iris Park Wetlands (in Glen Iris), Werribee (Point Cook Homestead, Victoria State Rose Garden, & more) and Wheelers Hill (Wheelers Hill Branch Library & Jells Park). Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Bicentennial Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Parkdale trip itinerary builder app .

Melbourne to Parkdale is an approximately 1-hour car ride. January in Parkdale sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Birdsville.

Things to do in Parkdale

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Werribee, Brighton, Scoresby, Mentone, Chelsea
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Victoria State Rose Garden ©
Victoria State Rose Garden
Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne ©
Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne


Birdsville ©
Birdsville is a small town and locality in the Shire of Diamantina, Queensland, Australia. Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Munga-Thirri (Simpson Desert) National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Big Red Sand Dune and head outdoors with Birdsville Races.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Birdsville online travel route builder .

Drive from Parkdale to Birdsville in 28.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Parkdale in January, plan for much hotter days in Birdsville, with highs around 45°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 30°C. On the 31st (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Birdsville

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Big Red Sand Dune ©
Big Red Sand Dune
Birdsville Races ©
Birdsville Races