11 days in Brisbane Region & Gold Coast Itinerary

11 days in Brisbane Region & Gold Coast Itinerary

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11 days in Brisbane Region & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Port Moresby
Fly:  4​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Tamborine Mountain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lamington National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Port Moresby

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Helena Island National Park and Eagle Street Pier. There's much more to do: take in the views from Story Bridge, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brisbane holiday builder website .

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Port Moresby in June: highs in Brisbane hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tamborine Mountain.

Things to do in Brisbane

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Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
St Helena Island National Park
St Helena Island National Park
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XXXX Brewery Tour

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night
Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): have fun at Thunderbird Park, then admire the natural beauty at Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens, and then Head underground at Glow Worm Caves.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tamborine Mountain trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Tamborine Mountain takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Tamborine Mountain are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Lamington National Park.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Thunderbird Park ©
Thunderbird Park
Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens ©

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nights
Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park ©
Get outdoors at Whian Whian State Conservation Area and Broken Head Nature Reserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Warning and O'Reillys Birds of Prey. Take a break from Lamington National Park with a short trip to Victoria Park Nature Reserve in Alstonville, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Lamington National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lamington National Park road trip website .

You can drive from Tamborine Mountain to Lamington National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Lamington National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lamington National Park, Whian Whian State Conservation Area, Mount Warning, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Victoria Park Nature Reserve
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Whian Whian State Conservation Area ©
Mount Warning ©
Mount Warning
Victoria Park Nature Reserve
Victoria Park Nature Reserve

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Natural Bridge and Belongil Beach. Get in touch with nature at Kirra Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Spas & Wellness (in Byron Bay) and Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip builder site .

You can drive from Lamington National Park to Gold Coast in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tropical Fruit World
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

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