15 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

15 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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15 days in Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Wellington
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Wellington

4
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kings Beach and Suncorp Stadium. Visiting Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Maleny Cheese (in Maleny) and Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza (in Maroochydore). There's more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Eat Street Northshore and don't miss a visit to City Hall.

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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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Wellington to Brisbane. When traveling from Wellington in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Brisbane: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Maleny, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Kings Beach
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

4
days
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.
Relax by the water at Burleigh Head National Park and Coolangatta Beach. Head to Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre and Marina Miragefor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Broken Head Nature Reserve (in Broken Head), Whian Whian State Conservation Area (in Whian Whian) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and stroll through Kurrawa Beach.

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Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Whian Whian State Conservation Area, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre ©
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

7
days
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Volle Jewelleryfor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park), Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, hike along Manly Scenic Walkway, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

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You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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