11 days in Brisbane, Noosa & Fraser Island Itinerary

11 days in Brisbane, Noosa & Fraser Island Itinerary

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11 days in Brisbane, Noosa & Fraser Island Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
2
Noosa
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 1 night
End: Brisbane

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Albert Street Uniting Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dicky Beach. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Newstead House, then wander the streets of West End, then explore the world behind art at GOMA, and finally kick back and relax at Moffat Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane route site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Brisbane. In April in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Albert Street Uniting Church ©
Albert Street Uniting Church
West End ©
West End
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art

4
nights
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Step off the beaten path and head to Peregian Beach and Buderim Forest Park. You'll explore and learn at Artworks in Clay by Anne Gentry-Smith and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage. Explore Noosa's surroundings by going to Mount Coolum (in Coolum Beach), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Marcoola Beach (in Marcoola). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Noosa National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, admire the sheer force of Gardners Falls, and experience rural life at Maleny Dairies.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Noosa trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Maleny, Buderim, Caloundra Lighthouses, Mount Coolum, Marcoola Beach
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Mount Coolum ©
Mount Coolum
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll get in some beach time at Eli Creek and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Get outdoors at Central Station Rainforest and Lake McKenzie.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip planner .

Getting from Noosa to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
On the 27th (Sat), look and learn at Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium ©
Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

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