Find inspiration and recommendations for 48 hours of uniquely Australian experiences in various destinations across the country. Discover a tropical island's secrets, learn about Aboriginal culture and traditions in the Red Centre, explore some of Australia's most enjoyable road trips and more. These trip ideas give you all the information you need to either easily add two extra days to your Australian vacation or combine two or more for an action-packed exploration of some of this country's most immersive experiences and destinations.
48 hours on Fraser Island
The world’s largest sand island, World-Heritage-listed Fraser Island is constantly evolving and full of natural beauty including turquoise- and emerald-coloured lakes, meandering creeks and white-sand beaches. Butchulla Aborigines knew Fraser Island as K’gari, or “paradise”, and after 48 hours here you’ll know why.
48 hours on Hamilton Island
It’s easy to see why Hamilton Island is one of the most popular spots for a getaway on the Great Barrier Reef. With palm-fringed beaches, top restaurants and stylish resorts, there’s plenty to do on land, while those keen to explore the clear waters of the Whitsundays will be richly rewarded.
48 hours from Sydney to Byron Bay
Heading north from Sydney along the coast, you’ll see some of the most striking landscapes in New South Wales, some well-known, and others are some of the state’s best-kept secrets. Follow the Pacific Coastline through national parks, lush rainforests, and along expansive beaches.
48 hours exploring Uluru
There’s a reason that Vogue Australia chose to feature one of Australia's famous stars, Nicole Kidman alongside Uluru in their 2015 September issue. Located in the heart of the Red Centre, this iconic landmark is steeped in history and one of Australia’s most recognisable natural icons. Spend a couple of days exploring this area for yourself and you’ll understand there is more to Uluru than meets the eye.
48 hours exploring the Great Eastern Drive Tasmania
Heading on holidays is an adventure in itself, yet when you plan a self-drive journey, otherwise known as a road trip, you get to explore a place at your leisure and have the opportunity to uncover unique destinations along the way. The Great Eastern Drive is located on the east coast of Tasmania and is easily accessible by both Hobart and Launceston via a short drive (just over one hour from Hobart and over two hours from Launceston). On this scenic trip you will discover some of Tasmania’s natural wonders including the picturesque Bay of Fires and Wineglass Bay, as well as charming coastal towns and a number of great places to taste some of the delicious produce and wine that Tasmania is known for.
48 hours on The Fleurieu Peninsula
The Fleurieu Peninsula offers a delightfully fascinating region with world-class wines, sensational shoreline and organic food. The Fleurieu Peninsula is just a short drive from the South Australian capital but you can spend a long time exploring all that this region has to offer.
48 hours in the Blue Mountains
48 hours in Adelaide
Santos Tour Down Under is the perfect time to spend 48 hours in Adelaide, a city that has gone crazy about cycling. Apart from watching the world’s best road cyclists, you’ll also get to sample fantastic food and wine – and to join one of Adelaide’s biggest street parties.