33 days in Australia Itinerary

33 days in Australia Itinerary

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33 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Townsville
Drive:  4​h
1
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mackay
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Rubyvale
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Carnarvon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Roma
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
St George
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Lightning Ridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Narrabri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Coonabarabran
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Dubbo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Canowindra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Canberra

4
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
You've added Conway National Park, Whitsunday Stand Up Paddle and Kayak, Sundowner Sunset Cruises, and other attractions to your itinerary. Relax by the water at Airlie Beach Lagoon and Boathaven Beach. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Lions Airlie Beach Markets.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach trip itinerary planner.

Townsville to Airlie Beach is an approximately 4-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Townsville in August, plan for little chillier days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Mackay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Boathaven Beach ©
Boathaven Beach
Whitsunday Stand Up Paddle and Kayak ©
Salty Dog Sea Kayaking - Day Tours ©

4
nights
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lamberts Beach, Orchid Display House and Finch Hatton Gorge. Explore hidden gems such as Bluewater Trail and Melba House. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Town Beach.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mackay holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Airlie Beach to Mackay takes 2 hours. Traveling from Airlie Beach in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mackay, with lows of 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Rubyvale.

Things to do in Mackay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Melba House, Finch Hatton Gorge
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Town Beach ©
Town Beach
Finch Hatton Gorge ©
Finch Hatton Gorge
Melba House ©
Melba House

3
nights
Rubyvale

Rubyvale ©
Rubyvale is a town in the Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bobby Dazzler Sapphire Mine Tours, Fascination Gems & Crystals and Rubyvale Gem Gallery. Appreciate the collections at Miners Heritage and Rubyvale Observatory.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rubyvale road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mackay to Rubyvale takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mackay in September, Rubyvale is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Carnarvon National Park.

Things to do in Rubyvale

Shopping Outdoors Tours
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Rubyvale Gem Gallery ©
Rubyvale Gem Gallery
Miners Heritage ©
Miners Heritage

5
nights
Carnarvon National Park

Carnarvon National Park
Australian Nature Guides has been added to your itinerary.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Carnarvon National Park day trip planner .

Getting from Emerald to Carnarvon National Park by car takes about 9.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Roma.

Things to do in Carnarvon National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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1
night
Roma

Roma ©
Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue, pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Anglican Church Roma, and then make a trip to Roma's Biggest Bottle Tree.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Roma trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Carnarvon National Park to Roma takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to St George.

Things to do in Roma

Historic Sites
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St Paul's Anglican Church Roma ©
St Paul's Anglican Church Roma

2
nights
St George

St George ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Riversands Winery and then take in the exciting artwork at The Unique Egg.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our St George trip planner .

Traveling by car from Roma to St George takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lightning Ridge.

Things to do in St George

Wineries Museums Shopping
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Riversands Winery ©
Riversands Winery
The Unique Egg ©
The Unique Egg

3
nights
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. Visit Amigos Castle and 3 mile Heritage opal mines for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chambers of The Black Hand and Kangaroo Hill Complex. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at John Murray Art Gallery, stop by The Opal Cave, appreciate the history behind Astronomers Monument, and take an in-depth tour of Lightning Ridge Heritage Cottage Hospital Gallery.

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Getting from St George to Lightning Ridge by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Narrabri.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Chambers of The Black Hand ©
Chambers of The Black Hand
John Murray Art Gallery ©
John Murray Art Gallery
Amigos Castle ©
Amigos Castle

2
nights
Narrabri

Narrabri ©
Narrabri is a town and seat of Narrabri Shire local government area in the North West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia on the Namoi River, 521km northwest of Sydney. On the 20th (Fri), see the sky in a new way at The Australia Telescope Compact Array. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Sawn Rocks.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Narrabri trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Lightning Ridge to Narrabri takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Narrabri are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Coonabarabran.

Things to do in Narrabri

Nature Parks Childrens Museums
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Sawn Rocks ©
Sawn Rocks
The Australia Telescope Compact Array ©

4
nights
Coonabarabran

Coonabarabran ©
Surrounded by lovely, largely unpopulated countryside, Coonabarabran is notable for the number of small churches in the area.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Crystal Kingdom and Siding Spring Observatory. Get in touch with nature at Warrumbungle National Park and Dandry Gorge. When in Coonabarabran, make a side trip to see Sculptures in the Scrub Trail in Baradine, approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Crystal Kingdom Museum and immerse yourself in nature at Nelson Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Coonabarabran vacation tool .

Getting from Narrabri to Coonabarabran by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Narrabri in September, you will find days in Coonabarabran are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Coonabarabran

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sculptures in the Scrub Trail
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Warrumbungle National Park ©
Warrumbungle National Park
Siding Spring Observatory ©
Siding Spring Observatory
Crystal Kingdom Museum ©
Crystal Kingdom Museum

2
nights
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol and then make a trip to Alladins Cave Bottle House. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dubbo online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Coonabarabran to Dubbo takes 2 hours. Traveling from Coonabarabran in September, plan for little chillier nights in Dubbo, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubbo

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Alladins Cave Bottle House ©
Alladins Cave Bottle House

2
nights
Canowindra

Canowindra ©
Canowindra is a historic township located between Orange and Cowra in the central west of New South Wales, Australia in Cabonne Shire. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Forbes Historical Museum and then pause for some photo ops at War Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nangar National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Canowindra travel route planner .

Drive from Dubbo to Canowindra in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canowindra

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Parkes, Forbes Historical Museum
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Nangar National Park ©
Nangar National Park
The Henry Parkes Centre ©
The Henry Parkes Centre
Parkes Aviation Museum - HARS ©
Parkes Aviation Museum - HARS

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