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72 hour itineraries

These 72-hour itineraries will allow you to experience some of the best parts of Australia in just three days.


Loll on Sydney's secret beaches and discover its world famous harbour, or wander through Melbourne's labyrinth of laneways before sampling the wineries of the Mornington Peninsula. Head off the mainland and discover Moreton Island from Brisbane or Rottnest Island from Perth, or visit the world's most magical marine environment, the Great Barrier Reef, from Cairns. In the far north, discover Darwin's markets and marina, while in Australia's southernmost capital, savour delicious local produce and stunning natural beauty in Hobart. From culture and heritage to exceptional fine dining, explore all our cities have to offer on these three day trips. 

72 HOUR CITY ESCAPES

Three Great Days in Brisbane

Three Great Days in Brisbane

Make the most of your holiday in Brisbane - a sunny, sophisticated capital on the winding Brisbane River. Along with lush parks and laid-back locals, this is a city with serious cultural credentials and first-class wining, dining and dancing. Shop up a sub-tropical storm on Queen Street, then check out the city's historic buildings. Dine out along South Bank's sandy lagoon and explore its storehouse of cultural attractions. Pick out Brisbane's landmarks on a leisurely river cruise or from Mt Coot-tha Lookout. Listen to live music in Fortitude Valley or lose yourself to nature in the sandy adventure playground of Moreton Island.

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Three Great Days in Adelaide

Three Great Days in Adelaide

Skip from cultural attractions to the coast in Adelaide, where restaurants, parklands and wine regions are also within easy reach. Explore the city's past in the grand stone buildings along North Terrace. Discover the youthful energy humming beneath the city's elegant exterior along Rundle Street and Gouger Street's popular dining strip. Lose yourself in parklands, which sprawl around more than half the city. Swim with dolphins in Glenelg and enjoy summer festivities in beachside Henley. Do a day trip to the Fleurieu Peninsula, stopping to see wineries, play on white beaches, trek the rugged coastline and get up close to wildlife.

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Three Great Days in Perth

Three Great Days in Perth

Pack in the sights to your Perth holiday, known for its sunshine, natural beauty and relaxed pace. Sail down the shimmering, blue Swan River or look over the city and its waterways from Kings Park. Swim, surf or just watch the sunset from Cottesloe Beach, then hit Northbridge’s cheap eateries and trendy bars. Dine out on Indian Ocean seafood and explore Australia’s best-preserved 19th century streetscapes in colourful Fremantle. Dedicate a day to discovering Rottnest Island by bike, boat or foot. Swim and surf from perfect white beaches, snorkel with tropical fish and coral and get up close to diverse wildlife.

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Three Great Days in Hobart

Three Great Days in Hobart

Soak up sea air, creative culture and colonial history in Hobart, which sits on the wide Derwent River, in the shadow of craggy Mount Wellington. Walking is the best way to see the city's sandstone and waterways, from bustling Salamanca Market to the fishing docks. Stop to taste Hobart's fabulous food and wine in the streets of Salamanca Place or along North Hobart's restaurant strip. Explore Mount Wellington on mountain bike or foot or kayak past the city's wharves at twilight. Just south of the city lies Kettering and small, rugged Bruny Island. Spend a day walking its windswept beaches, emerald countryside and dramatic cliff tops.

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SEE AUSTRALIA'S MOST FAMOUS SIGHTS

72 Hours on the Gold Coast

72 Hours on the Gold Coast

Discover the best Australian surf breaks, get your thrills in world-class theme parks and explore the Gold Coast hinterland in this three-day itinerary.

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72 Hours in Canberra

72 Hours in Canberra

You'll find more than just politics in the Australian capital. Head there for a long weekend and make the most of your time with this 72 hour guide.

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72 Hours in Cairns

72 Hours in Cairns

As well as being the major access point for adventures on the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns offers exciting journeys to a rainforest village, Aboriginal experiences and lots of adrenaline-pumping activities.

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Three Great Days in Broome

Three Great Days in Broome

See it all in Broome, the remote, romantic pearling port in the north-west corner of the Kimberley. Purchase a pearl in Chinatown, where many of the buildings were built in the exciting early pearling days. Continue the nostalgia in the pearling museum or on an old pearl lugger. Hop on a camel and watch the famous, fiery sunset over Cable Beach. Catch the natural magic trick of Staircase to the Moon, bird spot in Roebuck Bay and see prehistoric dinosaur prints at Gantheaume Point. Devote your final day to a 4WD adventure along the magical Dampier Penisula, where you can extend your stay in traditional Aboriginal communities.

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72 hours in Sydney

72 hours in Sydney

Discover Sydney’s glistening waterways and charming inner-city precincts before indulging yourself in the Hunter Valley wine region.

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GET TO KNOW AUSTRALIA'S COOLEST NEIGHBOURHOODS

Local's guide to Adelaide’s West End

Local's guide to Adelaide’s West End

The West End is Adelaide's night life capital. With quirky bars and tantalising food and drinks, this vibrant entertainment precinct is waiting for you to explore.

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Local's Guide to Teneriffe

Local's Guide to Teneriffe

Take a step off the usual tourist paths, and discover a historic Brisbane precinct with heart and soul.

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Local's Guide to Battery Point

Local's Guide to Battery Point

On the fringes of Hobart's city centre, lined by popular Salamanca Place, Battery Point is Hobart's oldest and prettiest suburb, with a palpable sense of colonial history among its cute cottages and cafés.

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Local's guide to St Kilda, Melbourne

Local's guide to St Kilda, Melbourne

Melbourne's most popular seaside destination for more than a century, St Kilda is more inviting than ever. Cool bars, acclaimed restaurants and an oceanfront fun fair make this beach suburb a must-visit.

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Local's guide to Newtown

Local's guide to Newtown

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