18 days in Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

18 days in Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

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18 days in Gold Coast & Sydney Itinerary

Auckland Central
Fly:  7​h
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 10 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Auckland Central

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Burleigh Head National Park and Warner Bros. Movie World. Take a break from the city and head to David Fleay Wildlife Park and Burleigh Heads Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Cape Byron Lighthouse in Byron Bay (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park, get in on the family fun at Dreamworld, browse the different shops at Marina Mirage, and have some family-friendly fun at Holoverse.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online trip itinerary builder .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Gold Coast is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Gold Coast. When traveling from Auckland Central in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Gold Coast: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

10
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown), Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Katoomba Falls (in Katoomba). Spend the 29th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Seven Mile Beach National Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Pulpit Rock Lookout.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney driving holiday planner .

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 December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Katoomba Falls, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Seven Mile Beach National Park, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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