8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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Wollongong
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Kiama
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Berry
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Jervis Bay
— 1 night
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Milton
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Batemans Bay
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Bermagui
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Bega
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Pambula
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Eden
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Ben Boyd National Park
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Jindabyne
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Perisher Valley
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Thredbo Village
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Canberra
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Goulburn
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Bowral
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Mittagong
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Wollongong

Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Wollongong trip itinerary builder app.

Sydney to Wollongong is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Wollongong. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to Kiama.
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Kiama

The name Kiama comes from the Aboriginal word Kiaram-a, which allegedly means 'where the sea makes a noise'.
To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kiama travel route builder site.

You can drive from Wollongong to Kiama in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to Berry.
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Berry — 1 day

With its historic buildings and leafy surrounds, Berry is a delightful village to visit year-round.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at The Treat Factory.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Berry day trip planner.

Berry is just a stone's throw from Kiama. December in Berry sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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.
To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jervis Bay online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Berry to Jervis Bay takes an hour. December in Jervis Bay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will leave for Milton on the 18th (Sat).
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Milton

Set in lush farmland, Milton is a delightful heritage town famous for delicious food (including hatted restaurant St Isidore), boutique shops and a stunning farmland backdrop just a short drive from the coast.
To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Milton trip planning website.

You can drive from Jervis Bay to Milton in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will leave for Batemans Bay on the 18th (Sat).
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Batemans Bay

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.
For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Batemans Bay day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Milton to Batemans Bay takes an hour. December in Batemans Bay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. You will leave for Bermagui on the 18th (Sat).
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Bermagui

Bermagui is a small and vibrant coastal town that offers boutique services and attractions, many unique to this area.
For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bermagui sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Batemans Bay to Bermagui in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Batemans Bay, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bermagui, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Bega.
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Bega

Bega is a town in the south-east of New South Wales, Australia in the Bega Valley Shire. To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bega trip site.

Drive from Bermagui to Bega in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Bega are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will leave for Pambula on the 18th (Sat).
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Pambula — 2 nights

Pambula is a coastal village big in history, its peaceful lakes and idyllic river mouth a far cry from the hustle and bustle following the discovery of gold near the township in the 1880s.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): kick back and relax at Pambula Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panboola Wetlands.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pambula day trip planning tool.

Pambula is just a stone's throw from Bega. In December in Pambula, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Eden.
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Eden

Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Eden road trip tool.

Eden is just a short distance from Pambula. In December, daily temperatures in Eden can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 20th (Mon), you're off to Ben Boyd National Park.
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Ben Boyd National Park

Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach walking track.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ben Boyd National Park tour site.

You can drive from Eden to Ben Boyd National Park in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in December, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Jindabyne.
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Jindabyne — 2 nights

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 21st (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Monster Ski Hire and then do a tasting at Shut the Gate Wines.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jindabyne itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Ben Boyd National Park to Jindabyne takes 3 hours. Traveling from Ben Boyd National Park in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Jindabyne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Perisher Valley.
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Perisher Valley

Perisher Valley, commonly called Perisher, is a valley formed below Mount Perisher, a mountain that is located in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia.Located in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council, the valley is the site of one of four resort bases of the Perisher Ski Resort, which also comprises Guthega, Blue Cow and Smiggin Holes. To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Perisher Valley online itinerary planner.

Drive from Jindabyne to Perisher Valley in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Perisher Valley can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will leave for Thredbo Village on the 22nd (Wed).
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Thredbo Village

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kosciuszko National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Thredbo Village trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Perisher Valley to Thredbo Village takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.
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Canberra — 1 night

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Thu), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia.

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Traveling by car from Thredbo Village to Canberra takes 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Thredbo Village in December, with highs in Canberra at 32°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Goulburn.
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Goulburn

Goulburn is a regional city in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia approximately 195km south-west of Sydney, Australia, and 90km north-east of Canberra. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saints Peter and Paul's Old Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Goulburn trip planner.

You can drive from Canberra to Goulburn in 1.5 hours. December in Goulburn sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bowral.
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Bowral — 1 night

Bowral is the largest town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, and the main business and entertainment precinct of the Wingecarribee Shire and Highlands. To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bowral trip maker.

Traveling by car from Goulburn to Bowral takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Bowral can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 24th (Fri), you're off to Mittagong.
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Mittagong

Mittagong is a town located in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, in Wingecarribee Shire. For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mittagong road trip app.

Mittagong is very close to Bowral. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Fri).
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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.

Shoalhaven travel guide

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Southern Highlands travel guide

4.4
A vacation in Southern Highlands mixes leisurely pursuits with colonial history and heritage. A landscape of colorful tulip gardens, rolling hills, plunging waterfalls, and unspoiled bushland provides a suitable backdrop for pretty country towns and quaint villages. The region's biggest town, Bowral is merely 90 minutes' drive from Sidney, which makes this picturesque destination one of Sydney's favorite weekend getaways. Together with Mittagong, this romantic town forms the hearth of the region with a high concentration of top-notch restaurants and luxury accommodations. The historic village of Berrima features a striking collection of Georgian sandstone buildings and a convict-built traditional inn from 1834.