12 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

12 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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12 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Noumea, Grand Terre
Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
1
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Noumea, Grand Terre

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip website .

Noumea, New Caledonia to Gold Coast is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from New Caledonia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a -1 hour difference. January in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba), Caloundra (Kings Beach & MaisyMoo) and Australia Zoo (in Beerwah). Spend the 23rd (Wed) with some fine spirits on a distillery tour. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane road trip tool .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Australia Zoo, Mooloolaba Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

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