32 days in Mackay & Burnie Itinerary

32 days in Mackay & Burnie Itinerary

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32 days in Mackay & Burnie Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Mackay
— 17 nights
Fly:  14​h
2
Burnie
— 13 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sydney

17
nights
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Kids will enjoy Bluewater Lagoon and Town Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mackay: Molle Islands National Park (in Long Island), Conway National Park (in Airlie Beach) and Eungella (Eungella National Park, Broken River, & more). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Cape Hillsborough National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Forest Flying, enjoy the sand and surf at Harbour Beach, take a memorable drive along Mango Avenue, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackay trip planner.

Sydney to Mackay is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Mackay at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Burnie.

Things to do in Mackay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Eungella, Finch Hatton, Big Cane Toad, Melba House, Cape Hillsborough National Park
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Town Beach ©
Town Beach
Bluewater Lagoon ©
Bluewater Lagoon
Forest Flying ©
Forest Flying

13
nights
Burnie

Burnie
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania. Attractions like Cradle Mountain and Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Burnie's surroundings by going to Latrobe (House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate & Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame), Stanley (Highfield Historic Site, Providore 24, & more) and Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Dove Lake Circuit, The Overland Track, & more). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Seahorse World, browse the exhibits of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Burnie trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mackay to Burnie. When traveling from Mackay in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Burnie, with highs around 28°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Burnie

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Devonport, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Stanley, Mole Creek, Beauty Point
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve

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