10 days in Gold Coast, Hervey Bay & Brisbane Itinerary

10 days in Gold Coast, Hervey Bay & Brisbane Itinerary

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10 days in Gold Coast, Hervey Bay & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
End: Brisbane

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paradise Country, Sea World Helicopters and Aquaduck. Explore hidden gems such as Putt Putt Mermaid Beach and Robina Town Shopping Centre. Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Surfers Paradise Beach. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World and cool off at Dreamworld.

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Brisbane to Gold Coast is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 9th (Mon), you're off toHervey Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

2
nights
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Esplanade as well as Reefworld Aquarium and Shark Swim. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, observe the fascinating underwater world at Reefworld Aquarium and Shark Swim, grab your bike and head to Esplanade, then take in the exciting artwork at Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts, and finally make a splash at WetSide Water Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hervey Bay trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Hervey Bay in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Childers, Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum
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Esplanade ©
Esplanade
 WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park
Dundowran Beach ©
Dundowran Beach

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wheel of Brisbane as well as Australia Zoo. Attractions like Queens Park and The Workshops Rail Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Brisbane in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ipswich, Australia Zoo
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Queens Park ©
Queens Park
The Workshops Rail Museum ©
The Workshops Rail Museum

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