15 days in Gold Coast & Port Douglas Itinerary

15 days in Gold Coast & Port Douglas Itinerary

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15 days in Gold Coast & Port Douglas Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
Port Douglas
— 9 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, beaches, shopping, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, and kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Gold Coast road trip tool .

Melbourne to Gold Coast is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get a bit warmer in Gold Coast: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
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Warner Bros. Movie World

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Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Trinity Beach (in Trinity Beach), Cairns (Esplanade Boardwalk & Esplanade Lagoon Pool) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 21st (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, tour the pleasant surroundings at Myall Beach, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in August: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cairns, Palm Cove, Cape Tribulation, Cow Bay Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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