43 days in Australia Itinerary

43 days in Australia Itinerary

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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Tamborine Mountain
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Lamington National Park
— 1 night
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Byron Bay
— 1 night
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Lennox Head
— 1 night
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Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
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Port Macquarie
— 1 night
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Williamtown
— 2 nights
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Karuah
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Medowie
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Nelson Bay
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Katoomba
— 1 day
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Sydney
— 2 nights
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Jervis Bay
— 1 night
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Batemans Bay
— 1 night
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Merimbula
— 1 night
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Lakes Entrance
— 1 night
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Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 1 night
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Newhaven
— 1 night
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Cape Woolamai
— 1 day
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Cowes
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Drysdale
— 2 nights
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Lorne
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Apollo Bay
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Port Campbell
— 1 night
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Mount Gambier
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Robe
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Glenelg
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Adelaide
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Brisbane — 4 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Gallery of Modern Art. Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) and Nepalese Pagoda will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: stroll through Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, examine the collection at Opal Museum, steep yourself in history at Newstead House, and walk around South Bank Parklands.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane tour planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Copenhagen in October, plan for warmer days in Brisbane, with highs around 29°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 19°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tamborine Mountain.
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Tamborine Mountain

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tamborine Mountain online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Tamborine Mountain takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Tamborine Mountain are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You'll set off for Lamington National Park on the 2nd (Wed).
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Lamington National Park — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get a dose of the wild on O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat Day Experiences.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lamington National Park trip planning app.

You can drive from Tamborine Mountain to Lamington National Park in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Lamington National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Byron Bay.
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Byron Bay — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Craig Parry Photography, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally kick back and relax at Belongil Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Lamington National Park to Byron Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. November in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lennox Head.
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Lennox Head — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Pat Morton Lookout and then kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lennox Head trip simple and quick.

Lennox Head is very close to Byron Bay. November in Lennox Head sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Coffs Harbour.
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Coffs Harbour — 1 night

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 6th (Sun), stroll through Korora Lookout.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Coffs Harbour online day trip planner.

You can drive from Lennox Head to Coffs Harbour in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Lennox Head in November, plan for little chillier days in Coffs Harbour, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sun) before leaving for Port Macquarie.
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Port Macquarie — 1 night

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Port Macquarie Camel Safari's and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Macquarie visit planner.

Drive from Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Coffs Harbour in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Williamtown.
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Williamtown — 2 nights

Williamtown is a rural suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Hunter Region Botanic Gardens and then tee off at Newcastle Golf Club. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Fighter World, meet the residents at Oakvale Wildlife Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Stockton Sand Dunes.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Williamtown visit site.

Traveling by car from Port Macquarie to Williamtown takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Port Macquarie in November, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Williamtown: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Karuah.
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Karuah

Karuah is a locality in both the Port Stephens and Mid-Coast Councils in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Discover how to plan a Karuah trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Karuah is just a stone's throw from Williamtown. November in Karuah sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll set off for Medowie on the 9th (Wed).
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Medowie

Medowie is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Medowie itinerary planner.

Medowie is just a stone's throw from Karuah. In November, daily temperatures in Medowie can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Nelson Bay.
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Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on Kangaroo Encounters Guided Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nelson Bay sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Medowie to Nelson Bay in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney — 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, then enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Rocks Discovery Museum, contemplate the long history of Vaucluse House, then steep yourself in history at Elizabeth Bay House, and finally kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Nelson Bay to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 1 day

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 12th (Sat), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then take in the dramatic scenery at Katoomba Cascades.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Katoomba road trip planning site.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Katoomba are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sydney.
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Sydney — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, then take a tour by water with Dive Centre Manly, and then explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

Planning Sydney trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in November, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Jervis Bay.
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Jervis Bay — 1 night

A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
On the 14th (Mon), stroll through Hyams Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with Dolphin Watch Cruises.

Make your Jervis Bay itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Sydney to Jervis Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Sydney in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Jervis Bay, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Batemans Bay.
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Batemans Bay — 1 night

A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Batemans Bay Heritage Museum, then play a few rounds at Club Catalina Golf & Country Club, and then stroll through Pebbly Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Batemans Bay day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jervis Bay to Batemans Bay takes 2 hours. November in Batemans Bay sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Merimbula.
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Merimbula — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Short Point Recreation Reserve.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Merimbula online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Batemans Bay to Merimbula takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Batemans Bay, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Merimbula, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lakes Entrance.
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Lakes Entrance — 1 night

Lakes Entrance is a seaside resort and fishing port in eastern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Entrance Beach, then learn about winemaking at Nicholson River Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Wyanga Park Winery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Lakes Entrance online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Merimbula to Lakes Entrance in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Merimbula in November since evenings lows in Lakes Entrance dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Wilsons Promontory National Park.
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Wilsons Promontory National Park — 1 night

Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stroll through Squeaky Beach, hike along Mt Oberon Summit Walk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Prom Walk.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilsons Promontory National Park online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Lakes Entrance to Wilsons Promontory National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Newhaven.
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Newhaven — 1 night

Newhaven is a town in southern Victoria, in the south Gippsland region. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): kick back and relax at The Colonnades, then learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then learn about winemaking at Phillip Island Winery, and finally head off the coast to Churchill Island.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Newhaven trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Newhaven in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Woolamai.
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Cape Woolamai — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stroll through Scenic Estate Conservation Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cape Woolamai road trip planning site.

Cape Woolamai is just a stone's throw from Newhaven. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cowes.
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Cowes — 1 night

Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cowes trip maker tool.

Cowes is very close to Cape Woolamai. In November, daytime highs in Cowes are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 21st (Mon), you're off to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 5 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Wine Tours & Tastings and Melbourne Museum. Escape the urban bustle at WaterMaarq and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will leave for Drysdale on the 26th (Sat).
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Drysdale — 2 nights

Drysdale is a rural township near Geelong, Victoria, Australia, located on the Bellarine Peninsula. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): do a tasting at Scotchmans Hill Winery and Cellar Door and then learn about winemaking at Oakdene Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): stroll through Serendip Sanctuary and then do a tasting at Jack Rabbit Vineyard.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Drysdale trip tool.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Drysdale takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lorne.
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Lorne

Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lorne trip planner.

You can drive from Drysdale to Lorne in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Lorne are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel to Apollo Bay.
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Apollo Bay — 2 nights

Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): trek along Mait's Rest and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Ocean Walk. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kennet River Koala Walk, then go for a walk through Cape Otway Lightstation, and then trek along Otway Fly Treetop Adventures.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Apollo Bay trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Lorne to Apollo Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel to Port Campbell.
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Port Campbell — 1 night

Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 30th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Loch Ard Gorge.

Start your trip to Port Campbell by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Port Campbell in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mount Gambier.
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Mount Gambier — 2 nights

The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the activities along The Blue Lake and then take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Wynns Coonawarra Estate and then contemplate the long history of Petticoat Lane.

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

Getting from Port Campbell to Mount Gambier by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. December in Mount Gambier sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Robe.
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Robe

Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Robe trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Mount Gambier to Robe takes 1.5 hours. You will leave for Glenelg on the 3rd (Sat).
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Glenelg — 5 nights

The oldest European settlement on South Australia's mainland, Glenelg is named after a former Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, Lord Glenelg.
We've included these beaches for you: Glenelg Beach and Henley Beach. Get outdoors at Hallett Cove Conservation Park and Aldinga Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glenelg: McLaren Vale (NB Scuba, d'Arenberg, &more). Next up on the itinerary: hike along River Torrens Linear Park Trail, look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Glenelg, and take a leisurely stroll along Glenelg Pier.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Glenelg trip planner.

Getting from Robe to Glenelg by car takes about 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 1 day

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Seacliff Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with Diving Adelaide, and then take a stroll through Rundle Mall.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online tour planner.

Adelaide is just a short distance from Glenelg. In December, daytime highs in Adelaide are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Port Stephens travel guide

4.2
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Nature & Parks · Landmarks

Phillip Island travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · Islands · Dolphin & Whale Watching
A rocky outcrop set against the charming backdrop of the Westernport Bay, Phillip Island boasts sandy beaches and scenic hillsides. Important preservation areas exist on the island, serving as home to a variety of species, such as wallabies, kangaroos, and seals. Surfing is a popular activity, with the area’s waves and breakers being renowned as among the most reliable in the country.