22 days in Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

22 days in Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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22 days in Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Noosa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Maleny
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

6
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, make a splash at Dreamworld, and buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage.

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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 January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gold Coast, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Noosa Main Beach and Peregian Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Marcoola Beach and Lake Escapades. Change things up with a short trip to Mount Coolum in Coolum Beach (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, look for gifts at Belmondos Organic Market, wander the streets of Hastings Street, and get great views at Laguna Lookout.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Noosa trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Escapades, Mount Coolum, Marcoola Beach
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Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

5
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
You'll get in some beach time at Mooloolaba Beach and Kings Beach. Get outdoors at Australia Zoo and Maroochydore Beach. Explore Maleny's surroundings by going to Nambour (Podie Pie & Dulong Lookout ( Kanyana Park )), Sea Life Sunshine Coast (in Mooloolaba) and Caloundra (Dicky Beach, Moffat Beach, & more). There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kondalilla Falls and take some stellar pictures from McCarthy's Lookout.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Maleny online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Noosa to Maleny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Maleny are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Maleny

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Nambour, Mooloolaba, Australia Zoo, Maroochydore Beach
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

5
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Captain Cook Highway. The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, snap pictures at Story Bridge, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Maleny to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Captain Cook Highway
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

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