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Sydney to Townsville drive

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Sydney to Townsville road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Sydney to Townsville. If you're planning a road trip to Townsville, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Sydney
drive for about 2 hours

12:04 pm  Hunter Valley
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:04 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:18 pm  Gunnedah
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:18 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:29 pm  Moree
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Moree
drive for about 3 hours

12:14 pm  South Pacific
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:14 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:35 pm  Injune
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:35 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

7:50 pm  Emerald
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 9 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Emerald
drive for about 5.5 hours

3:26 pm  Charters Towers
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:26 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:13 pm  arrive in Townsville

day 3 driving ≈ 7 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Sydney to Townsville.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Sydney, Australia.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Hunter Valley  (11 mentions)
South Pacific  (3 mentions)
    questions about South Pacific:
        2 weeks in the South Pacific in June: Where to?!
Charters Towers

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Townsville, Australia.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Townsville?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Townsville.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Townsville to Sydney drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Sydney to Townsville. Or get a full Sydney to Townsville flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Sydney well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Sydney!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,290 miles
driving time of 24 hours, 22 minutes
Townsville is the same time as Sydney
159 Sydney travel answers
3 Townsville travel answers

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