6 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

6 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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6 days in Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Eumundi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Head to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to Cape Byron Lighthouse in Byron Bay--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast online visit planner .

Sydney to Gold Coast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cape Byron Lighthouse
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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

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the activities along The Brisbane River and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip site .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Eumundi.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River

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Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. On the 25th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Sunshine Castle, stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach. On the next day, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets and then look for gifts at The Real McCaul.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Eumundi trip maker .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Eumundi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eumundi

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Castle, Noosa Main Beach
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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