12 days in Brisbane, Bundaberg & Gold Coast Itinerary

12 days in Brisbane, Bundaberg & Gold Coast Itinerary

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12 days in Brisbane, Bundaberg & Gold Coast Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur


4
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'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Australia Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, ponder the world of politics at City Hall, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Brisbane is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, expect Brisbane to be cooler, temps between 25°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

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Australia Zoo
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Wheel of Brisbane ©
Wheel of Brisbane

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Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, look for all kinds of wild species at Mon Repos Turtle Express, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kalki Moon Distilling & Brewing Company.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bundaberg online trip builder .

Getting from Brisbane to Bundaberg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Wildlife Breweries
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Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery

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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.
Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, get outside with Pelican Feeding, and make a splash at Dreamworld.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planner .

You can drive from Bundaberg to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

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