60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Dubbo
— 11 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Fraser Island
— 10 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Rainbow Beach
— 9 nights
Fly:  10​h
4
Longreach
— 10 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 15 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

11
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubbo: Mudgee (Burrundulla Wines, Distillery Tours, & more), Parkes (CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, War Memorial, & more) and Warrumbungle National Park (in Coonabarabran). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Burrendong Arboretum, do a tasting at Red Earth Estate, and steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Dubbo online road trip planner .

Sydney to Dubbo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Dubbo hover around 17°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Mudgee, Parkes, 'Banjo Paterson ... more than a Poet' Exhibition, Two Eight Two Eight, Tiger Bay Wetlands
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Distillery Tours
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery ©
SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery

10
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, beaches, outdoors, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, visit a coastal fixture at Sandy Cape Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to K'gari, and stroll through Eli Creek.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island day trip website .

Getting from Dubbo to Fraser Island by combination of flight, car, and ferry takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In July, Fraser Island is a bit warmer than Dubbo - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off toRainbow Beach.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
K'gari ©
K'gari

9
nights
Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach ©
Rainbow Beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, east of Gympie. Rainbow Beach is known for nature, adventure, outdoors, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Carlo Sand Blow, contemplate the waterfront views at Poona Lake, go for a stroll along the water at Carlo Point Marina, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rainbow Beach.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rainbow Beach trip itinerary planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fraser Island to Rainbow Beach. You'll set off for Longreach on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Rainbow Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cooloola National Park
Find places to stay Jul 23 — Aug 2:
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Carlo Sand Blow ©
Carlo Sand Blow
Fishing Charters & Tours
Poona Lake ©
Poona Lake

10
nights
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Venture out of the city with trips to Outer Barcoo Interpretation Centre (in Isisford) and Ilfracombe (Wellshot Centre & Langenbaker House). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum, stop by Spinifex Collections, take an in-depth tour of Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, and steep yourself in history at Longreach Powerhouse Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Longreach journey maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rainbow Beach to Longreach. August in Longreach sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Longreach, Outer Barcoo Interpretation Centre
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 13:
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Camden Park Station ©
Camden Park Station

15
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Dedicate the 18th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Spend the 28th (Fri) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Longreach to Melbourne in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Longreach, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 29:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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