14 days in Gold Coast Region Itinerary

14 days in Gold Coast Region Itinerary

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14 days in Gold Coast Region Itinerary

Start: Cairns
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Gold Coast
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Lamington National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Cairns

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.
Get some cultural insight at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) and Gallery of Modern Art. Let the collections at Craig Parry Photography and Watling Fine Art Galleries & Burleigh Framing capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral (in Brisbane), Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head) and Byron Bay (Belongil Beach, Cape Byron Walking Track, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, stop by Miami Marketta, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planning site .

Cairns to Gold Coast is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in December, with highs in Gold Coast at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lamington National Park.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Brisbane, Lennox Head Beach
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Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park ©
Visiting Green Mountain Camp Site and O'Reillys Birds of Prey will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Tweed Regional Museum - Murwillumbah and Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Lamington National Park: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Whian Whian State Conservation Area (in Whian Whian).

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lamington National Park online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Lamington National Park takes 2 hours. January in Lamington National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lamington National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Murwillumbah, Buck's Farm, Whian Whian State Conservation Area
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