52 days in Australia Itinerary

52 days in Australia Itinerary

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52 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Nambucca Heads
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Lismore
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Toowoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Roma
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Emerald
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Charters Towers
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Hughenden
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Julia Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Mount Isa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Camooweal
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
10
Tennant Creek
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
11
Alice Springs
— 11 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
12
Kings Canyon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Yulara
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Canberra

1
night
Lismore

Lismore ©
Lismore is a city in northeastern New South Wales, Australia and the main population centre in the City of Lismore local government area; it is also a regional centre in the Northern Rivers region of the State. On the 12th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Lismore Car Boot Market, delve into the lush surroundings at Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Bexhill Open Air Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lismore trip planning site .

Nambucca Heads to Lismore is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Toowoomba.

Things to do in Lismore

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Friends of the Koala, Bexhill Open Air Cathedral
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Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens ©
Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens
Bexhill Open Air Cathedral ©
Bexhill Open Air Cathedral
Lismore Car Boot Market ©
Lismore Car Boot Market

2
nights
Toowoomba

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spring Bluff and Japanese Garden. Your inner history buff will appreciate Glengallan Homestead & Heritage Centre and St Luke's Anglican Church. When in Toowoomba, make a side trip to see Ravensbourne National Park in Ravensbourne, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Queens Park, look for gifts at Jim's Jerky on Hume, and examine the collection at Cobb+Co Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Toowoomba trip app .

You can drive from Lismore to Toowoomba in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Lismore in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Toowoomba, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Roma.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Spring Bluff, Glengallan Homestead & Heritage Centre, Ravensbourne National Park
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Ravensbourne National Park ©
Ravensbourne National Park
Spring Bluff ©
Spring Bluff

1
night
Roma

Roma ©
Roma is a town, locality and the administrative centre in the Maranoa Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 16th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Anglican Church Roma, then stop by Calico Cottage Crafts, and finally make a trip to The Big Rig.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Roma tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Toowoomba to Roma in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. You will leave for Emerald on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Roma

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Calico Cottage Crafts
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St Paul's Anglican Church Roma ©
St Paul's Anglican Church Roma
Calico Cottage Crafts ©
Calico Cottage Crafts
The Big Rig ©
The Big Rig

4
nights
Emerald

Emerald ©
Emerald has massive rainfall and floods every year, but it's also a place where you can drink local wine while you peruse a display of locally mined gemstones in the town's quiet center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blackdown Tableland National Park and The Plaza @ Emerald. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Emerald: Theresa Creek Dam (in Clermont), Springsure (House of Magnolias & Old Rainworth Fort) and Rubyvale (Miners Heritage, Rubyvale Observatory, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanic Gardens, buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Emerald, admire the engineering at Fairbairn Dam, and view the masterpieces at Emerald Art Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Emerald trip planner .

Traveling by car from Roma to Emerald takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Emerald are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Charters Towers.

Things to do in Emerald

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Rubyvale, Springsure, Blackdown Tableland National Park, Theresa Creek Dam
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Theresa Creek Dam ©
Theresa Creek Dam
Blackdown Tableland National Park ©
Blackdown Tableland National Park
Miners Heritage ©
Miners Heritage

3
nights
Charters Towers

Charters Towers ©
Charters Towers is a town in northern Queensland, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to The Miner's Cottage and Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Stock Exchange Arcade, see human ingenuity at work at Burdekin Dam, admire all the interesting features of Leahton Park, and take an in-depth tour of Zara Clark Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Charters Towers trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Emerald to Charters Towers in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hughenden.

Things to do in Charters Towers

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Queensland
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The Miner's Cottage ©
The Miner's Cottage
Stock Exchange Arcade ©
Stock Exchange Arcade
Leahton Park ©
Leahton Park

2
nights
Hughenden

Hughenden ©
Hughenden is a town and locality in the Shire of Flinders, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Porcupine Gorge National Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Winton Diamantina HeritageTruck & Machinery Museum and then examine the collection at Flinders Discovery Centre.

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You can drive from Charters Towers to Hughenden in 3 hours. June in Hughenden sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Julia Creek.

Things to do in Hughenden

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Winton Diamantina HeritageTruck & Machinery Museum
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Flinders Discovery Centre ©
Flinders Discovery Centre

2
nights
Julia Creek

Julia Creek ©
Julia Creek is a town in mid northern Queensland, located on the Flinders Highway (Overlander's Way), the main road between Mount Isa and Townsville. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to Julia Creek Visitor Information Centre.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Julia Creek driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hughenden to Julia Creek takes 3 hours. You'll set off for Mount Isa on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Julia Creek

Historic Sites
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Julia Creek Visitor Information Centre ©

3
nights
Mount Isa

Mount Isa ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Moondarra and Telstra Hill.

Discover how to plan a Mount Isa trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Julia Creek to Mount Isa takes 3 hours. June in Mount Isa sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Camooweal.

Things to do in Mount Isa

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Telstra Hill ©
Telstra Hill
Lake Moondarra ©
Lake Moondarra
Outback at Isa ©
Outback at Isa

1
night
Camooweal

Camooweal ©
Camooweal is a small town and locality in the City of Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia. On the 3rd (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Camooweal Caves National Park.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Camooweal trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mount Isa to Camooweal takes 2.5 hours. On the 4th (Thu), you're off toTennant Creek.

Things to do in Camooweal

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Camooweal Caves National Park ©
Camooweal Caves National Park

6
nights
Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek ©
Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve and Lake Mary Ann. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Tennant Creek Telegraph Station, take in the exciting artwork at Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre, explore the striking landscape at Kundjarra (the Pebbles), and explore and take pictures at Kelly's Ranch.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Tennant Creek day trip planning app .

You can drive from Camooweal to Tennant Creek in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll set off for Alice Springs on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Tennant Creek

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve
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Lake Mary Ann ©
Lake Mary Ann
Kelly's Ranch ©
Kelly's Ranch

11
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.
Visit Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and Arltunga Historical Reserve for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as The Kangaroo Sanctuary and Trephina Gorge Nature Park. When in Alice Springs, make a side trip to see Hermannsburg Historic Precinct in Hermannsburg, approximately 2 hours away. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Finke Gorge National Park. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Owen Springs Reserve. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Ormiston Gorge, admire the natural beauty at Olive Pink Botanic Garden, examine the collection at Road Transport Hall of Fame, and identify plant and animal life at John Flynn's Grave Historical Reserve.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs tour itinerary maker app .

Getting from Tennant Creek to Alice Springs by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Tennant Creek in July, expect Alice Springs to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Red Centre, Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Trephina Gorge Nature Park ©
Trephina Gorge Nature Park

4
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Explore hidden gems such as Tnorala (Gosse Bluff) Conservation Reserve and Ikuntji Artists. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Watarrka National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kings Canyon visit planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon by car takes about 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yulara.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Red Centre, Mereenie Loop Road, Ikuntji Artists
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Watarrka National Park ©
Watarrka National Park
Ikuntji Artists ©
Ikuntji Artists

6
nights
Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Valley of the Winds and Red Desert Reptiles. Venture out of the city with trips to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Walpa Gorge & Kata Tjuta). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, make a trip to Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yulara day trip app .

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Yulara takes 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Yulara can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Red Desert Reptiles ©
Red Desert Reptiles

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