10 days in Mackay & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

10 days in Mackay & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

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10 days in Mackay & Sunshine Coast Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Mackay
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Maleny
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Noosa
— 5 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. On the 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Melba House.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mackay trip itinerary planning app .

Melbourne to Mackay is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Mackay to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Maleny.

Things to do in Mackay

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Melba House
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Artspace Mackay ©
Artspace Mackay
Mackay General Cemetery ©
Mackay General Cemetery

3
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Chenrezig Institute and Mapleton Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Australia Zoo. Change things up with a short trip to Glass House Mountains National Park in Glass House Mountains (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Art on Cairncross, learn about winemaking at Flame Hill Vineyard, and browse the exhibits of Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Maleny tour itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Mackay to Maleny with the Route module. Traveling from Mackay in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Maleny, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Montville, Australia Zoo, Chenrezig Institute, Glass House Mountains National Park, Mapleton Observatory
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Chenrezig Institute ©
Chenrezig Institute
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Glass House Mountains National Park ©

5
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Queensland Air Museum and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage. You'll get in some beach time at Mooloolaba Beach and Noosa Main Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Noosa side-trips: Sunshine Castle (in Bli Bli), Caloundra (Seaview Art Gallery & Caloundra Regional Art Gallery) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mooloolaba). Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Hastings Street, browse the exhibits of Tina Cooper Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre, and visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa trip planner .

You can drive from Maleny to Noosa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Eumundi, Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Sunshine Castle
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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