33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kyneton
Drive:  10​h 30​min
Lightning Ridge
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
— 10 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Cape York
— 9 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Kyneton

Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge is a town in north-western New South Wales, Australia, in Walgett Shire, near the southern border of Queensland, about six kilometres east of the Castlereagh Highway, and is served in commercial activities by the town of Walgett, some 75 km to the south. Get in touch with nature at Artesian Baths and Grawin Opal Miners Sports and Recreation Club Ltd. Go for a jaunt from Lightning Ridge to Mungindi to see One Ton Post about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Chambers of The Black Hand, examine the collection at Kangaroo Hill Complex, admire the natural beauty at Bevans Cactus Nursery, and pause for some photo ops at Astronomers Monument.

Before you visit Lightning Ridge, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Kyneton to Lightning Ridge is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off toCunnamulla.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Grawin Opal Miners Sports and Recreation Club Ltd, One Ton Post
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Bevans Cactus Nursery ©
Bevans Cactus Nursery
Chambers of The Black Hand ©
Chambers of The Black Hand
John Murray Art Gallery ©
John Murray Art Gallery


Cunnamulla ©
Cunnamulla is a small town that lies on the Warrego River in South West Queensland, Australia, 206km south of Charleville, and approximately 750km west of the state capital, Brisbane.Cunnamulla is situated at the intersection of the Mitchell Highway and the Balonne Highway. Take a break from the city and head to Bowra Sanctuary and Matilda Highway. The adventure continues: make a trip to Neil Spencer Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Cunnamulla Fella Centre Art Gallery and Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Cunnamulla Bushlands.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cunnamulla trip planning website .

You can drive from Lightning Ridge to Cunnamulla in 5.5 hours. On the 13th (Mon), you're off toPort Douglas.

Things to do in Cunnamulla

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive
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Neil Spencer Gallery ©
Neil Spencer Gallery

Port Douglas

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 14th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by With Sugar, then experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Cunnamulla to Port Douglas by car takes about 20 hours. Other options: fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cape York.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

Cape York

Cape York ©
Get in touch with nature at Roko Pearls and Cape York Peninsula. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Jardine River National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cape York online route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Douglas to Cape York. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cape York

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cape York Peninsula
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Jardine River National Park ©
Jardine River National Park
Roko Pearls ©
Roko Pearls