12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Travel:  4​h
3
Tangalooma
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h 15​min
4
Caloundra
— 3 nights
plane:  8​h
End: Hobart

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.
You've now added Queen Street Mall to your itinerary. There's much more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, find something for the whole family at Wheel of Brisbane, and take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane holiday app .

Hobart to Brisbane is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in August: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 25°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

4
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 Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast. Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World make great kid-friendly stops. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centre. There's still lots to do: get some fabulous bargains at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre and find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast ©
Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast

2
nights
Tangalooma

Tangalooma ©
Originally a whaling station, Tangalooma Island Resort (formerly known as Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort) is a resort on the west side of Moreton Island in Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tangalooma Dive & Watersports. On the 11th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with Tangalooma Dive & Watersports, enjoy the sea views from Cape Moreton Lighthouse, then head off the coast to Moreton Island, and finally make a trip to Tangalooma Wrecks. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Tangalooma Island Resort Dolphin Feeding.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tangalooma day trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Noosa to Tangalooma. In September, daytime highs in Tangalooma are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tangalooma

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Moreton Island
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Moreton Island ©
Moreton Island
Cape Moreton Lighthouse ©
Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Tangalooma Wrecks ©
Tangalooma Wrecks

3
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Caloundra Regional Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Mooloolaba Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by MaisyMoo.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Caloundra road trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Tangalooma to Caloundra with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Caloundra are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Caloundra

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Buderim Forest Park
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast

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