8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Auckland Central
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + taxi:  7​h
3
Daintree
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Auckland Central

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck and then kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip builder site .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Gold Coast is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland Central in October, expect nights in Gold Coast to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
SkyPoint Observation Deck ©
SkyPoint Observation Deck

2
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.
On the 11th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

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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 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Daintree.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

few
hours
Daintree

Daintree ©
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Daintree trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Brisbane to Daintree by combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Daintree: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Daintree

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Daintree National Park
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

3
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 14th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by car from Daintree to Cairns takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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