11 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

11 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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11 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Southport
— 7 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong

7
nights
Southport

Southport ©
Southport is a suburb and the central business district near the midpoint of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and has one of the city's largest communities. Head to Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre and Australia Fair Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. Kids will enjoy Sea World Theme Park and Dreamworld. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Southport: Cuckoo Clock Nest (in Tamborine), Glow Worm Caves (in North Tamborine) and Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens (in Tamborine Mountain). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, cool off at Wet 'n' Wild Water World, enjoy some friendly competition at Go Bowling, and stop by Chinatown Gold Coast.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Southport day trip planning website .

Hong Kong, China to Southport is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Southport. In October, Southport is a bit cooler than Hong Kong - with highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Southport

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Tamborine Mountain, Cuckoo Clock Nest
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then see a show at Queensland Performing Arts Centre, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at GOMA, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, then contemplate the long history of Newstead House, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Eat Street Northshore.

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Traveling by car from Southport to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and train. November in Brisbane sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Eat Street Northshore ©
Eat Street Northshore

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