11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Noosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hervey Bay
— 3 nights
drive:  12​h
4
Lady Elliot Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Glass House Mountains
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Wellington

1
night
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 30th (Sun), shop like a local with Queen Street Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), and then contemplate the long history of Boggo Road Gaol.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Brisbane is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Wellington to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Wellington in September, with highs in Brisbane at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
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Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall
Boggo Road Gaol ©
Boggo Road Gaol

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sunshine Castle and Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre. You'll get in some beach time at Noosa Main Beach and Marcoola Beach. When in Noosa, make a side trip to see Mount Ninderry in Yandina, approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park, stop by Belmondos Organic Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Noosa Botanic Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout.

Before you visit Noosa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Eumundi, Sunshine Castle, Mount Ninderry, Noosa Botanic Gardens, Marcoola Beach
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Noosa Botanic Gardens ©
Noosa Botanic Gardens
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park

3
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Get some cultural insight at Bond Store Museum and Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Burrum Heads Beach and Ashleigh Manley Art Gallery Homewares & Gifts. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, let little ones run wild at Point Dayman Park, steep yourself in history at Mary Ann Steam Locomotive, and kick back and relax at Dundowran Beach.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Hervey Bay road trip app .

Getting from Noosa to Hervey Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hervey Bay can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sun) before leaving for Lady Elliot Island.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Maryborough, Burrum Heads Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Burrum Heads Beach ©
Burrum Heads Beach
Dundowran Beach ©
Dundowran Beach

2
nights
Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island ©
On the 8th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lady Elliot Island attractions site .

Explore your travel options from Hervey Bay to Lady Elliot Island with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Glass House Mountains.

Things to do in Lady Elliot Island

#Historic Sites
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Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse ©
Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse

1
night
Glass House Mountains

Glass House Mountains ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Queensland Air Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Glass House Mountains trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Lady Elliot Island to Glass House Mountains with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Glass House Mountains

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Art on Cairncross, Queensland Air Museum, Paradise Beach
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Queensland Air Museum ©
Queensland Air Museum
Art on Cairncross ©
Art on Cairncross

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