11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Springwood
Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Coffs Harbour
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
End: Springwood

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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Clog Barn as well as The Big Banana.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour day trip planner.

Springwood to Coffs Harbour is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Springwood in December, expect nights in Coffs Harbour to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gold Coast.
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
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The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park

3
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 Coolangatta Beach, Burleigh Head National Park, Tamborine Mountain, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach and then examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Gold Coast road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta 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 South Bank Parklands as well as Mount Coot-tha Lookout. Step out of Brisbane to go to Bangalow and see Minyon Falls, which is approximately 2h 30 min away.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane tour planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. On the 28th (Fri), you're off toNoosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Minyon Falls
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout
Minyon Falls ©
Minyon Falls

1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): step aboard HMAS Brisbane, make a splash at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, and then stroll through Mooloolaba Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Noosa Main Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Noosa day trip planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Noosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mooloolaba
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

3
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Lennox Head Beach and Broken Head Beach. On the 2nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track, then kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach. Keep things going the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then let little ones run wild at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay road trip planning site .

Drive from Noosa to Byron Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lennox Head Beach, Broken Head Beach, Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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