15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Glass House Mountains
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Coolum Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Wellington

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach and then take a stroll through Queen Street Mall.

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Wellington, New Zealand to Brisbane is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Wellington to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Wellington in September: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Outdoors, #Shopping, #Parks

Side Trip

Dicky Beach
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Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall
Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Noosa National Park has been added to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sunshine Castle and Hastings Street. Step out of the city life by going to Noosa Main Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Go for a jaunt from Noosa to Caloundra to see Queensland Air Museum about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Noosa trip planning app .

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Sunshine Castle, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Queensland Air Museum, The Original Eumundi Markets
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park

1
night
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
You've now added Dolphin & Whale Watching to your itinerary. On the 4th (Thu), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burrum Heads Beach.

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Traveling by car from Noosa to Hervey Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Burrum Heads Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 5th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. On the next day, stroll through Eli Creek and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island day trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Hervey Bay to Fraser Island takes 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Newstead House and then stroll through Moffat Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then explore the world behind art at GOMA.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane holiday maker .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
GOMA ©
GOMA

3
nights
Glass House Mountains

Glass House Mountains ©
You've now added Glass House Mountains National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glass House Mountains National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Art on Cairncross, take in the exciting artwork at Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, then buy something for everyone on your list at Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Glass House Mountains itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Brisbane to Glass House Mountains in an hour. October in Glass House Mountains sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glass House Mountains

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Maleny, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Mooloolaba Beach, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza ©
Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza

2
nights
Coolum Beach

Coolum Beach is a beachside town on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and is also the beach around which the town is based.HistoryThe name is derived from the local Undumbi word gulum or guloom, meaning "blunt" or "headless", referring to the shape of Mount Coolum, which has no peak.According to Aboriginal legend, Ninderry knocked off Coolum's head and it fell into the ocean and is now Mudjimba Island.The Coolum district was the traditional land of the Inabara or Yinneburra clan of the Undanbi Tribe. Mount Coolum has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Mount Coolum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): stroll through Maroochydore Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and then take a tour of HMAS Brisbane.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Coolum Beach trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Glass House Mountains to Coolum Beach takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coolum Beach

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Maroochydore Beach, Mapleton Observatory, Yandina Historic House, Pioneer Cottage Buderim
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kawana Shoppingworld ©
Kawana Shoppingworld
Yandina Historic House ©
Yandina Historic House

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