16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Nimbin
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Nambucca Heads
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Nelson Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Kiama
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Jindabyne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Albury
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Beechworth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Falls Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
10
Melbourne
— 1 night
End: Melbourne

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Nimbin

Nimbin ©
Nimbin is a village in the Northern Rivers area of the Australian state of New South Wales, approximately 30km north of Lismore, 33km northeast of Kyogle, and 70km west of Byron Bay.Nimbin is notable for the prominence of its environmental initiatives such as permaculture, sustainability and self-sufficiency as well as the cannabis counterculture. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Protestors Falls, view the masterpieces at The Channon Gallery, and then explore the striking landscape at Nimbin Rocks.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nimbin itinerary builder.

Brisbane to Nimbin is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. March in Nimbin sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nambucca Heads.

Things to do in Nimbin

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

The Channon
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Nimbin Rocks ©
Nimbin Rocks
The Channon Gallery ©
The Channon Gallery

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Nambucca Heads

Nambucca Heads ©
Nambucca Heads is a town on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia in Nambucca Shire. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Smoky Cape Lighthouse, then contemplate the long history of Trial Bay Gaol, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Valley of the Mist, learn about all things military at Frank Partridge Military Museum, then explore the world behind art at Bowraville Folk Museum, then make a trip to V-Wall, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Scotts Head Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nambucca Heads travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nimbin to Nambucca Heads in 4 hours. When traveling from Nimbin in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nambucca Heads: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Nambucca Heads

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

South West Rocks, Bowraville, Scotts Head Beach, Valley of the Mist
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Smoky Cape Lighthouse ©
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
Trial Bay Gaol ©
Trial Bay Gaol
Frank Partridge VC Military Museum ©

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Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stop by Vomo the store, examine the collection at Port Stephens Shell Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head, then enjoy the sea views from Point Stephens Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Samurai Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then make a trip to Gan Gan Lookout.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nelson Bay travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nambucca Heads to Nelson Bay takes 4 hours. When traveling from Nambucca Heads in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nelson Bay: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Kiama.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Samurai Beach, Tomaree Head, Port Stephens Shell Museum, Point Stephens Lighthouse
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Point Stephens Lighthouse ©
Point Stephens Lighthouse
Port Stephens Shell Museum ©
Port Stephens Shell Museum
Gan Gan Lookout ©
Gan Gan Lookout

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nights
Kiama

Kiama ©
The name Kiama comes from the Aboriginal word Kiaram-a, which allegedly means 'where the sea makes a noise'.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Callala Beach, learn about winemaking at Berry Country Fair, and then explore the activities along Kiama Harbour. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Sturt Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Fitzroy Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Belmore Falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kiama online itinerary creator.

Drive from Nelson Bay to Kiama in 4 hours. In March in Kiama, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Jindabyne.

Things to do in Kiama

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Callala Beach, Fitzroy Falls, Berry Country Fair, Sturt Gallery, Belmore Falls
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Kiama Harbour ©
Kiama Harbour
Fitzroy Falls ©
Fitzroy Falls
Berry Country Fair ©
Berry Country Fair

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Jindabyne

Jindabyne ©
Jindabyne is a town in south-east New South Wales, Australia that overlooks Lake Jindabyne near the Snowy Mountains, in Snowy Monaro Regional Council. On the 11th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowy Mountains and then explore the striking landscape of Kosciuszko National Park. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Man from Snowy River Museum and then fly down the slopes at Charlotte Pass.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jindabyne tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kiama to Jindabyne takes 4.5 hours. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Albury.

Things to do in Jindabyne

Parks Winter Sports Nature

Side Trips

Kosciuszko National Park, Man from Snowy River Museum, Charlotte Pass, Snowy Mountains
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Kosciuszko National Park ©
Kosciuszko National Park
Snowy Mountains ©
Snowy Mountains
Charlotte Pass ©
Charlotte Pass

1
night
Albury

Albury
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. On the 13th (Mon), explore the activities along Lake Hume.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Albury travel planner.

Drive from Jindabyne to Albury in 4 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Albury can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Beechworth.

Things to do in Albury

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mt. Pilot National Park
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night
Beechworth

Beechworth ©
A town that appeared during the gold rush in the 1850s, Beechworth is a well-preserved example of Victorian expansionism.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Beechworth Gaol Unlocked, take in the dramatic scenery at Woolshed Waterfalls, and then get a sense of history and politics at Powder Magazine.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Beechworth online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Albury to Beechworth in an hour. In March in Beechworth, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Falls Creek.

Things to do in Beechworth

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Beechworth Gaol Unlocked ©
Beechworth Gaol Unlocked
Powder Magazine ©
Powder Magazine

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nights
Falls Creek

Falls Creek ©
To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Falls Creek trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Beechworth to Falls Creek by car takes about 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for Lakes Entrance.

Things to do in Falls Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Beauty, Bright, Rocky Valley Bikes & Snow Sports
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Canyon Walk ©
Canyon Walk
Fainter Falls ©
Fainter Falls
Sew Bright Alpine Quilting ©
Sew Bright Alpine Quilting

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night
Lakes Entrance

Lakes Entrance ©
Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): do a tasting at Wyanga Park Winery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lakes Entrance travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Falls Creek to Lakes Entrance by car takes about 3.5 hours. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lakes Entrance

Wineries Museums
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Wyanga Park Winery ©
Wyanga Park Winery

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lakes Entrance to Melbourne in 4 hours. March in Melbourne sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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