60 days in Australia Itinerary

60 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Drive:  7 h
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Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Shoal Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
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Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 h 15 min
8
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
Townsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 h
12
Darwin
— 3 nights
Drive:  15 h 30 min
13
Purnululu National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11 h 30 min
14
Broome
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
15
Port Hedland
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h
16
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
17
Coral Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  12 h
18
Perth
— 5 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  1 h 30 min
19
Rottnest Island
— Few hours
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Ferry + Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  8 h 45 min
20
Esperance
— 2 nights
Drive:  24 h
21
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
22
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
23
Halls Gap
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
End: Melbourne

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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Tortured Gum Brewery.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Canberra trip builder app.

Melbourne to Canberra is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Canberra. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tortured Gum Brewery
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Tortured Gum Brewery ©
Tortured Gum Brewery
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

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Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, then stroll through Bondi Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair. On the next day, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sydney trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in August, with highs in Sydney at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fingal Bay Beach, and then make a trip to Gan Gan Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Shoal Bay planning tool.

You can drive from Sydney to Shoal Bay in 3 hours. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Shoal Bay. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Nelson Bay, Fingal Bay Beach, Koala Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Fingal Bay Beach ©
Fingal Bay Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour day trip site.

You can drive from Shoal Bay to Coffs Harbour in 4.5 hours. In August in Coffs Harbour, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
On the 9th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Belongil Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Byron Bay planner.

You can drive from Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
We've included these beaches for you: Burleigh Heads Beach and Surfers Paradise Beach. Visiting Burleigh Head National Park and O'Reillys Birds of Prey will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gold Coast: Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves (in Tamborine Mountain), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Tweed Heads) and Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, and kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tropical Fruit World, Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves, Fishing Charters & Tours, O'Reillys Birds of Prey
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 16:
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David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 17th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along The Brisbane River and then walk around South Bank Parklands.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane travel site.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

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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.
Visit Catseye Beach and Horseshoe Bay for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon, view the masterpieces at Into The Blue Gallery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Airlie Beach, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Airlie Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a bus to Townsville.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Horseshoe Bay, Catseye Beach
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

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Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 22nd (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, then view the masterpieces at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Pinnacles Gallery, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand.

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Traveling by bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Airlie Beach in August, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Townsville: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

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Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, stroll around Anzac Park, and stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip maker tool.

You can fly from Townsville to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, head outdoors with Horses in Port, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip maker tool.

Take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Crocosaurus Cove. Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip builder site.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Darwin. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, you will find days in Darwin are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Purnululu National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Purnululu National Park Walking Trails and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bungle Bungle Range.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Purnululu National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Purnululu National Park takes 13 hours. Traveling from Darwin to Purnululu National Park, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. On the 6th (Sun), you're off to Broome.

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Purnululu National Park Walking Trails ©
Purnululu National Park Walking Trails

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Broome

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park, and then see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre Broome.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Broome road trip planning site.

You can drive from Purnululu National Park to Broome in 10 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Hedland.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Port Hedland

Port Hedland ©
Port Hedland is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with an estimated urban population of 15,191, including the satellite town of South Hedland, 18 km away. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Cooke Point Viewing Platform, then kick back and relax at Pretty Pool, then don't miss a visit to Koombana Lookout Port Hedland, and finally walk around Cemetery Beach Park. On your second day here, examine the collection at Dalgety House Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Spoil Bank.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Hedland itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Broome to Port Hedland. In September, daytime highs in Port Hedland are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Port Hedland

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cemetery Beach Park ©
Cemetery Beach Park
Dalgety House Museum ©
Dalgety House Museum
Koombana Lookout Port Hedland ©
Koombana Lookout Port Hedland

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Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Visiting Shark Diving and Yardie Creek will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Turquoise Bay and Mauritius Beach. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef, enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, appreciate the history behind Potshot Memorial, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Exmouth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Hedland to Exmouth takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Port Hedland in September: high temperatures in Exmouth hover around 35°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. On the 14th (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Coral Bay road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Exmouth to Coral Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel to Perth.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get outdoors at Cottesloe Beach and Swan River. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay, look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Perth route builder app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Coral Bay to Perth takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. September in Perth sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Fremantle Prison, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the gorgeous colors at Cathedral Rocks, then explore the striking landscape at Henrietta Rocks, and then kick back and relax at The Basin.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rottnest Island day trip website.

You can do a combination of train and ferry from Perth to Rottnest Island in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Rottnest Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cathedral Rocks ©
Cathedral Rocks
Henrietta Rocks ©
Henrietta Rocks

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Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. On the 21st (Mon), steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, stroll through Cape Le Grand National Park, and then make a trip to Esperance Whale Tail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Thistle Cove and then enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Bay.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Esperance journey app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Rottnest Island to Esperance takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

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Adelaide

Adelaide
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Adelaide is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and get to know the fascinating history of North Terrace.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide visit app.

You can fly from Esperance to Adelaide in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Esperance to Adelaide, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Adelaide

Shopping Parks Tours
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Rundle Mall
Rundle Mall
National Wine Centre of Australia ©
National Wine Centre of Australia
North Terrace ©
North Terrace

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Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 27th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Cave Gardens, then browse the collection at Mount Gambier Public Library, then take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, and finally explore the activities along The Blue Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Engelbrecht Cave, stroll around Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, and then do a tasting at Katnook Coonawarra.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Gambier journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Mount Gambier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Mount Gambier is slightly colder than Adelaide - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Halls Gap.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, Katnook Coonawarra
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Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake

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Halls Gap

Halls Gap ©
Halls Gap serves as a home base for visiting Grampians National Park.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Halls Gap Zoo, then trek along The Pinnacle, then take some stellar pictures from Boroka Lookout, and finally get great views at Reed Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): hike along Venus Baths Loop and then play a few rounds at Grampians Adventure Golf.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Halls Gap holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Mount Gambier to Halls Gap takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Halls Gap

Outdoors Parks Trails
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The Pinnacle ©
The Pinnacle
Grampians Adventure Golf ©
Grampians Adventure Golf
Reed Lookout ©
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