10 days in Brisbane & Mackay Itinerary

10 days in Brisbane & Mackay Itinerary

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10 days in Brisbane & Mackay Itinerary

Start: Auckland Central
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Mackay
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Auckland Central

5
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.
Head to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centrefor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate Queensland Art Gallery and Art on Cairncross. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage (in Buderim), Chenrezig Institute (in Eudlo) and Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre (in Biggera Waters). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the activities along The Brisbane River, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane driving holiday planner.

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Brisbane is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. 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 September, you will find days in Brisbane are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Surfer's Paradise Beach, Art on Cairncross, Chenrezig Institute
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Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

3
nights
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Town Beach and Smalleys Beach. When in Mackay, make a side trip to see Forest Flying in Finch Hatton, approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lamberts Beach, look for gifts at Let the Children Play Toyshop, make a splash at Bluewater Lagoon, and examine the collection at Melba House.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackay online itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Brisbane to Mackay. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mackay when traveling from Brisbane in September, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackay

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Melba House, Smalleys Beach, Forest Flying
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Town Beach ©
Town Beach
Lamberts Beach ©
Lamberts Beach
Let the Children Play Toyshop ©
Let the Children Play Toyshop

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