15 days in Brisbane Region, Gold Coast & Noosa Itinerary

15 days in Brisbane Region, Gold Coast & Noosa Itinerary

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15 days in Brisbane Region, Gold Coast & Noosa Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Tamborine Mountain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
North Stradbroke Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Tamborine Mountain

Tamborine Mountain ©
Museum-lovers will appreciate Beenleigh Historical Village & Museum and CapanArt Gallery. Witches Falls Winery and Castle Glen Cellars are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tamborine Mountain journey tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Tamborine Mountain is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Tamborine Mountain hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Tamborine Mountain

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beenleigh Artisan Distillery, Beenleigh Historical Village & Museum
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Thunderbird Park ©
Thunderbird Park
Beenleigh Historical Village & Museum ©
Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Byron Lighthouse and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise. Get outdoors at Surfers Paradise Beach and David Fleay Wildlife Park. Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Murwillumbah to see Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre about 54 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast road trip planning site .

Getting from Tamborine Mountain to Gold Coast by car takes about an hour. In December, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to North Stradbroke Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

2
nights
North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island ©
On the 7th (Sat), explore the engaging exhibits at North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, stroll the grounds of Dunwich Cemetery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cylinder Beach, then take some stellar pictures from North Gorge Walk, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Frenchman's Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the North Stradbroke Island trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Gold Coast to North Stradbroke Island in 3.5 hours. In December in North Stradbroke Island, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in North Stradbroke Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Frenchman's Beach ©
Frenchman's Beach
Dunwich Cemetery ©
Dunwich Cemetery

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, shop like a local with Hastings Street, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Tina Cooper Gallery, kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Sunshine Castle, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Noosa trip builder app .

Getting from North Stradbroke Island to Noosa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Eumundi, Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Castle
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Dicky Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Redcliffe Art Gallery (in Redcliffe), Store of Requirement (in Samford) and Abbey Church (in Caboolture). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, contemplate the long history of Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, and explore the galleries of The Henderson Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Store of Requirement, Redcliffe Art Gallery, Abbey Church
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
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