Cairns, Australia - Melbourne, Australia 36 days trip

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Cairns, Australia

3 nights Mon. Jan 06-Thu. Jan 09

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Mission Beach, Australia

2 nights Thu. Jan 09-Sat. Jan 11

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Townsville, Australia

2 nights Sat. Jan 11-Mon. Jan 13

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Hamilton Island, Australia

2 nights Mon. Jan 13-Wed. Jan 15

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Rockhampton, Australia

2 nights Wed. Jan 15-Fri. Jan 17

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Fraser Island, Australia

2 nights Fri. Jan 17-Sun. Jan 19

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Brisbane, Australia

4 nights Sun. Jan 19-Thu. Jan 23

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Gold Coast, Australia

2 nights Thu. Jan 23-Sat. Jan 25

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Newcastle, Australia

2 nights Sat. Jan 25-Mon. Jan 27

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Sydney, Australia

4 nights Mon. Jan 27-Fri. Jan 31

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Wollongong, Australia

2 nights Fri. Jan 31-Sun. Feb 02

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Bendigo, Australia

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Falls Creek, Australia

2 nights Tue. Feb 04-Thu. Feb 06

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Melbourne, Australia

4 nights Thu. Feb 06-Mon. Feb 10

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Things to do in and around Cairns

  • USS Blue Ridge Sailors man the rails as the ship pulls into Cairns, Australia
  • Cairns Botanic Gardens
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  • The Great Barrier Reef - 164
  • Fitzroy Island
  • Kuranda train trip. Cairns Queensland.
  • cultural performance
  • Barron Falls
  • Mossman Gorge
  • Croc Show_23
  • Plage déserte sur Green Island
   
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Cairns

Australia, Queensland region

NatureActiveNight lifeFood3 nightsMon. Jan 06 - Thu. Jan 09

A great base for exploring the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is also the starting point for many amazing hikes and treks.

Tourism plays a major part in the Cairns economy. The Cairns region is the fourth-most popular destination for international tourists in Australia after Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. There is a growing interest in Cairns from the Chinese leisure market with occasional direct flights from Chinese cities such as Shanghai and Guangzhou. The city is near the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics of Queensland, and the Atherton Tableland. The Cairns esplanade includes a swimming lagoon with adjoining barbecue areas.
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Things to do in and around Mission Beach

  • Mission Beach Houses
  • Mission Beach 26 September 2011
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  • Fitzroy Island
  • Barron Falls
  • USS Blue Ridge Sailors man the rails as the ship pulls into Cairns, Australia
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway, Cairns
   
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Mission Beach

Australia, Queensland region

NatureBeachesActiveSmall towns2 nightsThu. Jan 09 - Sat. Jan 11

Famed for its gorgeous beach and an occasional spotting of cassowaries, this quiet town also offers an array of shops and cafes.

Mission Beach is a small village along the Coral Sea in Queensland, Australia. Mission Beach is now a thriving tourist town that has been able to maintain its small town feel. One reason for this is that the town is spread out along a thin strip of land between the ocean and the hills and farmland behind. This has spread out a large tourism market, and the village doesn't feel as busy as one might expect. Surrounded by World Heritage rainforest on one side and the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef on the other, Mission Beach is home to many wildlife species, most notable is the cassowary.
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Things to do in and around Townsville

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  • View from my balcony
  • Reef HQ
  • Main Street. Charters Towers.
  • Castle Hill Summit 2013 5MB
  • Magnetic Island
  • Crocoldile
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Townsville

Australia, Queensland region

BeachesNight lifeNatureFoodActive2 nightsSat. Jan 11 - Mon. Jan 13

Nestled between the hills and the sea, this vibrant university town features 19C architecture, great museums, and stunning beaches.

Townsville is a city on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Popular attractions include "The Strand", a long tropical beach and garden strip; Riverway, a riverfront parkland attraction located on the banks of Ross River; Reef HQ, a large tropical aquarium holding many of the Great Barrier Reef's native flora and fauna; the Museum of Tropical Queensland, built around a display of relics from the sunken British warship HMS Pandora; The Townsville Sports Reserve; and Magnetic Island, a large neighboring island, the vast majority of which is national park.
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Things to do in and around Hamilton Island

  • Hamilton Island - dawn
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  • Beach
  • View over the Marina
  • Long Island
  • Whitsunday Island Australia
  • Heart Reef
  • Whitsunday Islands
  • Airlie Beach - Whitsundays (8 of 44)
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Hamilton Island

Australia, Queensland region

BeachesNatureActiveFoodNight life2 nightsMon. Jan 13 - Wed. Jan 15

A laid back Australian island, home to stunning beaches, great water sports, and access to Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island of the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, Australia. The island is a popular tourist destination since it is located in the Great Barrier Reef. Visitors can catch glimpses of migrating whales as they make their way through the warm waters of the Whitsundays from July through September each year.
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Things to do in and around Rockhampton

  • Rockhampton
  • Rockhampton
  • Firing up the boiler in the steam powered tram in Rockhampton central Queensland. Departs from Archer Street Railway museum on Sundays.
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  • Great Keppel Island
  • Looking down the Little Lakes Valley, from along the Mono Pass Trail - mono13x
  • Rockhampton 31-10-2007 11-16-53
  • Japanese Tea Garden [06]
  • Mount Mitchell
  • View of Lake Awoonga
   
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Rockhampton

Australia, Queensland region

Night lifeFood2 nightsWed. Jan 15 - Fri. Jan 17

Surrounded by great parks and nature, this cattle town is also home to lovely gardens and a wealth of 19C architecture.

Rockhampton is a city and local government area in Queensland, Australia. Rockhampton experiences over 300 days of sunshine each year, which lends itself to tourism activities all year round and an abundance of outdoor activities. Popular attractions include Riverbank Parklands, a riverfront parkland attraction located on the banks of Fitzroy River; the Capricorn Coast, the coastal strip between Yeppoon, Emu Park and Great Keppel Island, a large neighbouring island off the Capricorn Coast, the vast majority of which is national park.
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Things to do in and around Fraser Island

  • Noosa Heads
  • La plage de Seventy-Five Miles Beach
  • Indian Head
  • Eli Creek, Fraser Island
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  • Lake Mckenzie
  • Lake Birrabeen
  • Lake Wabby, Fraser Island, QLD
  • Champagne Pools, Fraser Island
  • Noosa National Park
  • Turtle Hatching at Mon Repos
   
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Fraser Island

Australia, Queensland region

NatureBeachesActive2 nightsFri. Jan 17 - Sun. Jan 19

Take a 4-wheel-drive to explore the world's largest sand island with its eucalyptus forest, rainforest, and other natural attractions.

Fraser Island is a heritage-listed island located along the southern coast of Queensland, Australia, approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) north of Brisbane .It is Queensland's largest island, Australia's sixth largest island and the largest island on the East Coast of Australia. The island has rainforests, eucalyptus woodland, mangrove forests, wallum and peat swamps, sand dunes and coastal heaths. Fraser Island has been inhabited by humans for as much as 5,000 years.
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Things to do in and around Brisbane

  • Brisbane
  • South Bank Parklands
  • Brisbane
  • roma street parklands (63)
  • Queensland Art Gallery
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  • Movie World
  • Planetarium
  • St. John's Cathedral in Brisbane
  • Lost Creatures
  • brisbane city church fortitude valley (6)
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  • Dreamworld
  • Kangaroo Point cliffs is flooded
  • Zen Garden
  • Story Bridge
  • Treasury Casino
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  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary  020
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  • 2008-08-30 Old_Museum_Brisbane
  • The Tree of Souls
  • Kangaroo at Australia Zoo
  • Tamborine Mountain Country Markets
  • The Gold Coast, Australia
   
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Brisbane

Australia, Queensland region

Night lifeCultureFood4 nightsSun. Jan 19 - Thu. Jan 23

Australia's third largest city is a fine metropolis, boasting a great art scene, many good eateries, parks, and nearby attractions.

Today, Brisbane is well known for its distinct Queenslander architecture which forms much of the city's built heritage. The city is a popular tourist destination, serving as a gateway for visitors to the state of Queensland, particularly to the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast, popular resort towns immediately south and north of Brisbane, respectively. Several large cultural, international and sporting events have been held at Brisbane.
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Things to do in and around Gold Coast

  • The Gold Coast, Australia
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  • Movieworld
  • Sea World, Gold Coast
  • Art Gallery 1
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  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary  020
  • Movie World
  • The Tree of Souls
  • View from Pinnacles lookout
  • Dreamworld
   
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Gold Coast

Australia, Queensland region

BeachesNight lifeActiveNatureFood2 nightsThu. Jan 23 - Sat. Jan 25

Founded along a stretch of pristine beaches, this surfer town is known for its laid back atmosphere, nightlife, parks, and fun activities.

Around 10 million tourists visit the Gold Coast area every year. Tourism is the region's biggest industry, directly accounting for one in four jobs in the city. There are approximately 65,000 beds, 60 kilometres (37 mi) of beach, 600 kilometres (370 mi) of canal, 100,000 hectares of nature reserve, 500 restaurants, 40 golf courses and 5 major theme parks in the city.
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Things to do in and around Newcastle

  • Newcastle East from Shepherds Hill
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  • Newcastle, Nobby's Lighthouse at sunset.
  • Nobbys Beach
  • The yearning
  • Port Stephens, Tomaree National Park
  • Sydney
  • Fort Scratchley
  • Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle
  • Afternoon Sun, Barrenjoey Lighthouse
  • Koala park sanctuary, Sydney, Australia
   
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Newcastle

Australia, New South Wales region

BeachesNight lifeFoodCulture2 nightsSat. Jan 25 - Mon. Jan 27

A former industrial center, Newcastle is known for its beautiful bay and beaches, great eateries, and rich arts and music scene.

The City of Newcastle is a local government area in the region of New South Wales, Australia. Newcastle holds a variety of cultural events and festivals such as the Newcastle Regional Show, The Mattara festival and "This Is Not Art". Newcastle also has an active youth music culture and has a large underground music scene.
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Things to do in and around Sydney

  • Sydney
  • The Sydney Opera House
  • Dawn princess
  • Sydney at Dawn
  • 吃飽我們來到簡稱QVB的維多莉亞購物中心Queen Victoria Building
  • Sublime Point lookout, NSW
  • Govetts Leap Lookout
  • Bondi Beach, Oct. 2011
  • Sydney
  • hi baby.
  • Palm Beach
  • Grose Valley #3
  • Three Sisters
  • 200502 tree arch
  • Sea Life Sydney Aquarium - Darling Harbour
  • Royal Botanic Garden - Sydney, Australia
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  • Wollongong
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Lake at Chinese Garden, Sydney - 2
  • Sydney Tower
  • Power House Museum IMG_3473
  • Afternoon Sun, Barrenjoey Lighthouse
  • Echo Point. Blue Mountains. NSW
  • peacock!!! @ featherdale wildlife park
  • Museum of Contemporary Art 3
  • ANMM from Barangaroo
  • Tussaud, XIV
  • Three Sisters
  • Jenolan Cave
   
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Sydney

Australia, New South Wales region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoricBeaches4 nightsMon. Jan 27 - Fri. Jan 31

Australia's most popular city offers superb beaches, amazing surrounding nature, an iconic harbor, fine architecture, and more.

The Sydney area has been inhabited by indigenous Australians since the Upper Paleolithic period. The first British settlers arrived in 1788 to found Sydney as a penal colony, the first European settlement in Australia. Since convict transportation ended in the mid-19th century, the city has transformed from a colonial outpost into a major global cultural and economic center. The population of Sydney boasts millions of immigrants, representing of many different nationalities, making Sydney one of the most multicultural cities in the world. There are more than 250 different languages spoken in Sydney and about one-third of residents speak a language other than English at home.
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Things to do in and around Wollongong

  • Wollongong
  • Wollongong City Beach
  • Wollongong Botanic Gardens Duckpond and Pagoda
  • GPT Wollongong
  • The Main Shrine
  • Sydney
  • Sublime Point lookout, NSW
  • Planetarium
  • Govetts Leap Lookout
  • Three Sisters
  • Grose Valley #3
  • Jenolan Cave
   
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Wollongong

Australia, New South Wales region

BeachesFoodNight lifeCulture2 nightsFri. Jan 31 - Sun. Feb 02

With 17 pristine beaches, proximity to Royal National Park, and amazing nightlife and restaurants, this seaside city has much to offer.

Wollongong is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Wollongong has 17 seasonally-patrolled local beaches and surfing, rock fishing, swimming & skimboarding are common activities. In addition to numerous swimming and surfing beaches, major visitor attractions to the Wollongong region include the Kiama Blowhole, Symbio Wildlife Park, Nan Tien Temple and Wollongong Botanic Gardens. There are numerous city nightclubs, pubs & registered clubs; Including The Illawarra Master Builders Club, The Grand Hotel, The Glasshouse Tavern ad many more.
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Things to do in and around Bendigo

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  • Charing Cross, Bendigo
  • Bendigo Botanic Garden 007
  • Chinese Gate
  • Ballarat From Black Hill Lookout
  • Rosalind park, Bendigo
  • Ya goose
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  • Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo
   
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Bendigo

Australia, Victoria region

CultureFoodHistoric2 nightsSun. Feb 02 - Tue. Feb 04

With art galleries, museums, theaters, and more, this up and coming city plays a major role in the Australian cultural scene.

Bendigo is a city in Victoria, Australia. Major features of the City include the Greater Bendigo National Park, Lake Eppalock and The Great Stupa, among many others. The Capital Theatre is located in View Street and hosts performing arts and live music. The city hosts the Victorian event of the annual Groovin' the Moo music festival, which hosts many big Australian and international acts and is held at the Bendigo Showgrounds and is usually held in late April or early May.
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Things to do in and around Falls Creek

  • St. Falls ski lodge
  • Falls Creek, Victoria, Australia
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Falls Creek

Australia, Victoria region

ActiveNature2 nightsTue. Feb 04 - Thu. Feb 06

With skiing trails ranging over several difficulty levels, this popular resort also boasts good nightlife in season.

The Falls Creek Alpine Resort is an alpine ski resort in the Hume region in northeastern Victoria, Australia. It is located in the Alpine National Park in the Victorian Alps, approximately 350 kilometres (220 miles) by road from Melbourne, with the nearest town Mount Beauty, approximately 30 km (20 mi) away. The resort lies between an elevation of 1,210 and 1,830 m (3,970 and 6,004 ft) above sea level, with the highest lifted point at 1,780 m (5,840 ft). Skiing is possible on the nearby peak of Mount McKay at 1,842 m (6,043 ft), accessed by snowcat from the resort.
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Things to do in and around Melbourne

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  • Queen Victoria Markets
  • royal botanic gardens in melbourne - 25
  • ACMI, Federation Square
  • View from Yarra Yering
  • Phillip Island
  • melbourne walk
  • Aquarium
  • Fountain in the moat
  • Melbourne museum
  • 12A reversing towards Belgrave station on the Puffing Billy Railway
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  • Federation Square @ Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Melbourne: The Shrine of Remembrance
  • St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne
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  • Ballarat From Black Hill Lookout
  • Geelong Waterfront
  • Saint Patrick Cathedral
  • Melbourne flirtatious expressions-Victorian Arts Centre
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  • Ian Potter Centre, Melbourne
  • Her Majesty's Theatre
  • Old Melbourne Gaol
  • National Sports Museum
   
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Melbourne

Australia, Victoria region

FoodCultureBeachesNight lifeHistoric4 nightsThu. Feb 06 - Mon. Feb 10

Australia's cultural capital features a laid back charm, with trendy cafes, sprawling parks, and a great art and music scene.

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. The metropolis is located on the large natural bay of Port Phillip and expands into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon mountain ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. Founded by free settlers from the British Crown colony of Van Diemen's Land on 30 August 1835, in what was then the colony of New South Wales, it was incorporated as a Crown settlement in 1837. It was named "Melbourne" by the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Richard Bourke, in honour of the British Prime Minister of the day, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne.
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