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Oceania Travel: East Coast Australia in 8 Weeks — Country Itinerary

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This is a high level overview of travel throughout Australia over a eight week period.


Countries covered in this itinerary

  • Australia

The itinerary

Australian City Base

Nights

Day Trip

Sydney

9

Coogee, Manly

Katoomba (Blue Mountains)

2

Jenolan Caves

Hunter Valley

1

Newcastle

Port Stephens

2

Port Macquarie

3

Coffs Harbour

1

Coastal drive en route to Byron Bay

Byron Bay

3

Coastal drive en route to Byron Bay

Brisbane

2

Bundaberg

1

Airlie Beach

3

Whitsunday Islands

1

Cairns

4

Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Kuranda, Port Douglas

Melbourne

15

Port Campbell (Great Ocean Road)

Journey outline

  • Day 1 – Sydney
  • Day 2 – Sydney
  • Day 3 – Sydney
  • Day 4 – Sydney
  • Day 5 – Sydney
  • Day 6 – Sydney
  • Day 7 – Sydney
  • Day 8 – Sydney
  • Day 9 – Sydney
  • Day 10 – Sydney / Depart for Katoomba (Blue Mountains)
  • Day 11 – Katoomba (Blue Mountains)
  • Day 12 – Katoomba (Blue Mountains) / Depart for Hunter Valley
  • Day 13 – Hunter Valley / Depart for Port Stephens
  • Day 14 – Port Stephens
  • Day 15 – Port Stephens / Depart for Port Macquarie
  • Day 16 – Port Macquarie
  • Day 17 – Port Macquarie
  • Day 18 – Port Macquarie / Depart for Coffs Harbour
  • Day 19 – Coffs Harbour / Depart for Byron Bay
  • Day 20 – Byron Bay
  • Day 21 – Byron Bay
  • Day 22 – Byron Bay / Depart for Brisbane
  • Day 23 – Brisbane
  • Day 24 – Brisbane / Depart for Bundaberg
  • Day 25 – Bundaberg / Depart for Cains
  • Day 26 – Cains
  • Day 27 – Cains
  • Day 28 – Cains
  • Day 29 – Cains / Depart for Airlie Beach
  • Day 30 – Airlie Beach
  • Day 31 – Airlie Beach
  • Day 32 – Airlie Beach / Depart for Whitsunday Islands
  • Day 33 – Whitsunday Islands / Fly to Melbourne
  • Day 34 – Melbourne
  • Day 35 – Melbourne
  • Day 36 – Melbourne
  • Day 37 – Melbourne
  • Day 38 – Melbourne
  • Day 39 – Melbourne
  • Day 40 – Melbourne
  • Day 41 – Melbourne
  • Day 42 – Melbourne
  • Day 43 – Melbourne
  • Day 44 – Melbourne
  • Day 45 – Melbourne
  • Day 46 – Melbourne
  • Day 47 – Melbourne
  • Day 48 – Melbourne
  • Day 49 – Melbourne
  • Day 50 – Melbourne
  • Day 51 – Melbourne
  • Day 52 – Melbourne
  • Day 53 – Melbourne

Maps of locations covered

Map Sydney to Brisbane

Map Train Brisbane to Bundaberg to Airlie Beach

Map Airlie Beach to Cairns + Day Trip

Map Melbourne + Day Trip


Transport times

  • Car Sydney to Katoomba (Blue Mountains) — 2 hours
  • Car Katoomba (Blue Mountains) to Hunter Valley — 3 hours
  • Car Hunter Valley to Newcastle — 1 hour
  • Car Newcastle to Port Stephens — 1 hour
  • Car Port Stephens to Port Macquarie — 3 hours
  • Car Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour — 1 hour, 45 minutes
  • Car Coffs Harbour to Byron Bay — 3 hours, 30 minutes
  • Car Byron Bay to Brisbane — 2 hours
  • Train Brisbane to Bundaberg — 4 hours, 30 minutes
  • Train Bundaberg to Airlie Beach — 12 hours
  • Train Airlie Beach to Cairns — 12 hours
  • Car Cairns to Daintree Rainforest — 1 hour, 45 minutes

Mode of transport — Rental car from Sydney to Brisbane; train between Brisbane to Cairns; private car tour between Cairns to Daintree Rainforest; flight from Cairns to Melbourne; private car tour from Melbourne to Great Ocean Road

Costs

Cost of Travel: A Case Study of Spending During 52 Days of Travel in East Coast Australia

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