17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fraser Island
— 3 nights
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Mooloolaba
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Attractions like Lake McKenzie and Eli Creek make great kid-friendly stops.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip planner.

Sydney to Fraser Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. December in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Golden Beach Hire and Mooloolaba Beach. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Australia Zoo, stroll through Bulcock Beach, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Oz, and get in on the family fun at Aussie World.

Find out how to plan Mooloolaba trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Mooloolaba in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Beach Hire ©
Golden Beach Hire
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Aussie World ©
Aussie World

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

Australia's New World City

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.
Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford), Surfers Paradise (Surfers Paradise Beach & Infinity Attraction) and Gold Coast Watersports (in Main Beach). And it doesn't end there: walk around South Bank Parklands, laugh and play at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Brisbane online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mooloolaba to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

2
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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 5th (Tue), head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: join the crowd at Go-Kart Racing Track, then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach, and then head outdoors with Jetryder.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island trip builder.

Getting from Brisbane to Hamilton Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January in Hamilton Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kids will enjoy Royal Botanic Gardens and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in January, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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